Hard Boiled Egg Tip

Help Keep Shells From Sticking To Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Egg Tip

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!

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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