How to peel a hardboiled egg

By Martin Zibauer »Martin Zibauer

May 10th, 2010


Another egg tip, this time on getting a hardboiled egg to come out of its shell. From Tim Ferris, author of The Four-Hour Work Week:


  1. After boiling eggs, chill immediately in ice water with 1 tsp (15 ml) baking soda.
  2. Tap the small end and remove a small piece of shell; repeat on the other end.
  3. Blow with gusto into the small end.


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Martin Zibauer

Martin Zibauer

May. 10, 2010

12:35 pm

Yes, peeling eggs in quantity is a pain. But perhaps this isn't the most hygienic method, if you're serving the eggs to guests. It's probably better for your own eggs. BTW, there's a great devilled eggs recipe on epicurious that adds chopped green olives (with pimento) to the yolk mixture. Somehow the olives add a real lift.

Ruth Gangbar

May. 10, 2010

12:13 pm

I'm loving that tip !! as a big fan of making deviled eggs for a crowd.

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