Sunday, September 14, 2008

How to Peel a Hard Boiled Egg

Hard-boiled eggs can be annoying and time consuming to peel. In this video, master of time management Tim Ferris (author of the great book, The Four Hour Work Week), demonstrates how easy it is to get the egg without having to peel it!

  1. Cover the eggs with water and boil on low for about 12 minutes
  2. Cool the eggs by placing them in cold water with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ice. The baking soda raises the pH level and reduces adherence. If you choose not to use baking soda, be sure to move the eggs into cold water with plenty of ice immediately after boiling
  3. Crack the top of the egg and remove a small piece
  4. Crack the bottom (wide end) of the egg and remove a small piece
  5. Hold the egg in your hand and blow vigorously into the narrow end of the egg, which will expel it out the wide end.
  6. Doesn’t get much easier than that! Just be ready to catch it when it comes out…
Four Hour Work Week July 2, 2008


Anonymous said...

This post is a great ending to my post back on July 1st entitled "Mary Poppins" boiled eggs. (you know - "practically perfect in every way").

THANKS! and thanks for the Birthday Wishes!

Kirby3131 said...

I did it!! It worked!!

I actually only got one of the eggs to fly out of the shell, but the remaining eggs came out almost as easy. I just pinched the shell (instead of blowing into the shell) and the egg literally fell out of the shell. The shell didn't stick to the egg, not even a little.

I used eggs that were a week old. Normally I try to use eggs that are two - three weeks old so I have a chance at getting them out of the shell. This was a major breakthrough.

It worked!! It worked!!

:^) Kristin