Gazelle’s Guide to Perfectly Peeling a Boiled Egg
Forget the mess, save some time and stop battling with pesky eggshells.
So here I was, sitting in the studio, getting ready to eat a boiled egg for a quick snack between commercial breaks.
I have plenty of time to eat this, I thought to myself, unaware of the fight i was about to pick with the boiled egg.
The shell just kept cracking into tiny pieces and was stuck to the egg white, making it nearly impossible to peel it without mutilating the egg and throwing away half of it to the trash. With the commercial break running out, I finally freed "most" of the egg from the shell, completely aggravated at this point. I knew I had to ask the audience for the ultimate answer for how to peel the perfect egg, and my listeners responded quickly.
Here's the trick:
- Boil a small pan of water.
- Don't over or under cook the egg- boil for only 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, prepare a bowl of ice and water.
- Once eggs have been boiled, INSTANTLY place the eggs in the "ice bath."
- Let sit for a minute or until completely cooled off.
- Remove eggs from "ice bath" and place on hard counter top.
- Place the egg in your palm, apply pressure VERY LIGHTLY and roll back and forth until the shell is completely removed.
If you follow these simple steps (like I plan on doing), you'll never have a problem and will always have a perfectly-peeled egg.
Bon Appetit! #TheMoreYouKnow