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Ever try this boiled egg method?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 24, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I watched this video last week and gave it a try! I think it works, but it was hard to tell because I didn't boil my eggs long enough- I blew soft-boiled egg all over the office of my Crossfit gym :( Anyone else tried it & had any luck?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2gYHJNT3Y

Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

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on June 24, 2011
at 07:24 PM

I eat the egg with the shell on. I wondered if the shell pieces would cut or irritate my mouth and they did not at all. It's just nice to know it can be done if you don't feel like peeling it.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on June 01, 2011
at 08:01 AM

Whut, whut, whut ?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on June 01, 2011
at 02:53 AM

The water they cook in.

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on June 01, 2011
at 02:51 AM

baking soda to the water they're cooked in or to the water they're cooled in?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 24, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Cool! I think I only did like 8 mins when I had my mishap- I hate crumbly yolks, so I guess I undercooked em.

2b423e7f4d4d6e13e820dcee5a3be746

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on March 24, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Skinning eggs under running water or in a bowl of water is really simple. The egg white stays intact and the shell just falls off.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 24, 2011
at 05:41 PM

True that! No deviled eggs for my office-mates!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 24, 2011
at 04:48 PM

I've been doing that, but I've been having such a hard time peeling the suckers lately- I've read it's tougher with really fresh eggs; maybe that's my problem- I've been trying to get local ones whenever I can. I made scotch eggs a couple weeks ago, and it was so frustraing- all my eggs were covered in craters :(

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on March 24, 2011
at 11:14 PM

The baking soda in the water is the key. I have blown my eggs (that just sounds SOOOO wrong) before and been successful with this method but I have found that as long as I add baking soda to the water they are super easy to just peel normally so I tend to just do that.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on June 01, 2011
at 02:53 AM

The water they cook in.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on June 01, 2011
at 02:51 AM

baking soda to the water they're cooked in or to the water they're cooled in?

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on March 24, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Tried, failed. Part of the issue is fresh eggs, but I still have problems with older eggs.

The other issue with this, of course, is you only want to do this with eggs you eat. Not sure how others would feel about eating eggs you just spit all over... :)

Best luck I've had is to crack the egg all over, tear off the big end, then hold under a light stream of water and try to use that to work in between the shell and the egg. You just have to be careful with egg shell fragments in the sink. They'll get trapped in the bend in the drain pipe since they're heavy.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 24, 2011
at 05:41 PM

True that! No deviled eggs for my office-mates!

2b423e7f4d4d6e13e820dcee5a3be746

(143)

on March 24, 2011
at 06:00 PM

Skinning eggs under running water or in a bowl of water is really simple. The egg white stays intact and the shell just falls off.

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9e7039b63b656582f66d84c5255b436d

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on March 24, 2011
at 04:20 PM

going to try this, but, I don't find skinning eggs as painful as this guy. If you take the egg out of the boiling water and put it in cold water directly, the shell comes away pretty easily - having long thumbnails helps skin eggs too.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 24, 2011
at 04:48 PM

I've been doing that, but I've been having such a hard time peeling the suckers lately- I've read it's tougher with really fresh eggs; maybe that's my problem- I've been trying to get local ones whenever I can. I made scotch eggs a couple weeks ago, and it was so frustraing- all my eggs were covered in craters :(

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Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

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on June 01, 2011
at 02:43 AM

i just eat the egg shell and all.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 01, 2011
at 08:01 AM

Whut, whut, whut ?

Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

(753)

on June 24, 2011
at 07:24 PM

I eat the egg with the shell on. I wondered if the shell pieces would cut or irritate my mouth and they did not at all. It's just nice to know it can be done if you don't feel like peeling it.

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84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on March 24, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Success story here. Not always thought. Try experimenting with different boiling times to see what works for your eggs.

Advocated by paleo peez too !

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/great-way-to-peel-boiled-eggs/

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 24, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Cool! I think I only did like 8 mins when I had my mishap- I hate crumbly yolks, so I guess I undercooked em.

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7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

on March 24, 2011
at 04:17 PM

I blow into one end to separate the egg from the shell, and it works slick. But that was just too funny! Got to try it next time I steam my eggs.

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85963b0013f3fbec960de87bc41a25f9

on July 26, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Try the Egg Boil Pro app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boil-egg-pro/id544519315

Use it every day and eggs are perfect.

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