Perfect hard boiled eggs and easy shell removal with baking soda

Finding Feasts | Boiling eggs using baking soda method

I have just come across this tip, well actually I had heard of this trick for quite a while but never really thought much of it. That is till I finally got sick of having peeled eggs that look like they had come back from playing with a wood chipper… chunks missing, bits of shell that refuse to separate from the body, just mangled messes of boiled eggs.

So what’s the magic trick to getting a perfectly peeled hard boiled egg? Baking soda… it’s life changing!

For me I always keep my eggs in the fridge and generally don’t think of taking them out to warm up till I actually need them, so this ‘recipe’ is for eggs straight from the fridge into boiling water – I like to live life on the edge! I can’t recall any egg casualties from doing it this way.

Ingredients

eggs, pierced

boiling water

1 heaped tsp baking soda

Method

Cooking time 10 minutes

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil then add the baking soda. make sure there is enough water to completely cover the eggs.

Carefully add the eggs to the water and set a kitchen timer to 10 mins.

Remove the eggs immediately once cooked and  place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.

Now the amazing part, peel the eggs… simple, clean and easy.

Finding Feasts | Boiling eggs using baking soda method

Finding Feasts | Boiling eggs using baking soda method

Perfect hard boiled eggs and easy shell removal with baking soda
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
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Serves: 2
 
An amazing tip for boiling eggs that won't leave them looking like they went through a wood chipper!
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, pierced
  • boiling water
  • 1 heaped tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil then add the baking soda. make sure there is enough water to completely cover the eggs.
  2. Carefully add the eggs to the water and set a kitchen timer to 10 mins.
  3. Remove the eggs immediately once cooked and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Now the amazing part, peel the eggs… simple, clean and easy
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3 thoughts on “Perfect hard boiled eggs and easy shell removal with baking soda

    1. Hi Jim, By pierced I mean using a pin to place a small hole at the top of the egg. This stops the cold egg from cracking once it hits the boiling water. If you don’t have a pin on hand, then, using a slotted spoon let the eggs warm up for a few seconds at the top of the water before gently placing them on the bottom of the saucepan… Blondie 🙂

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