Help Keep Shells From Sticking To Hard Boiled Eggs

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For some reason, lately I’ve been having trouble hard boiling eggs. I never used to have any issues with it. My old method was to add salt and white vinegar to the water. That’s how my grandma did it. But last week, I ran into trouble a few separate times when trying to peel the eggs, so I decided to try out something that I had read online a while back – I added some baking soda. It worked out great! I had a little bit of stick-age still, but not bad at all. So my new method will be:

-Place eggs in the bottom of a saucepan and cover with cold water. Make sure the eggs are completely submerged.
-Add 1 teaspoon baking soda.
-Bring to a rolling boil.
-Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and turn off the heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
-Run cold water over the eggs to cool them off.
-Peel, rinse, dry and enjoy!

This egg was destined for a salad that had baby arugula, sliced mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, halved grape tomatoes, thinly sliced sweet onion and Homemade Ranch Dressing. I cracked some black pepper over top, added my sliced hard boiled eggs and enjoyed!

  • Anonymous

    Your suggestion to use baking soda makes sense. However, you may want to change the ingredients list from baking powder to the soda.

  • Ooh! Great catch – thank you! It’s hard keeping things straight sometimes with a toddler running around 🙂