Perfect and Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs (Video Attached)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by gailanng

See Tim Ferriss's video on how to "pop' the egg out of the shell.

Top Review by Chilicat

Okay, I've decided that you need the lungs of a bagpiper to blow the eggs out - I tried eight times and just couldn't do it! The boiling technique, however, is awesome! All of my eggs peeled beautifully, with the shells practically sliding off on their own. I did my usual cool-down method of rinsing the eggs in cold water and adding ice immediately after taking them off the stove and draining, and that seemed to work fine. Boiling eggs is usually an exercise in frustration for me, but this time I'm a VERY happy camper! Thanks for posting!


  1. Add baking soda to a pot of cold water. Make sure the eggs are covered by 2 inches of water. When the water reaches a rolling boil, let them slow boil 12 minutes; remove from heat. Stop the cooking process by adding ice to to the water. Slightly shortening the recommended length of boiling time leaves the eggs done, but without drying the yolks. As soon as the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel them.
  2. Tap the end of the egg, remove shell. Tap the other end of the egg and remove shell large enough for the egg to exit. Then you can literally blow the egg out of its shell into your hand. For sanitary reasons, I recommend just removing the shell with your fingers.
  3. It has been said that the key to peeling them easily is not to let the egg cool all the way, but this video says it's because of the PH level of the water from the baking soda.

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