If there is anything that could make a free range chicken grin, then it would be this little snippet of time saving information.
You know those occasional boiled eggs you get which have the soul intention of ruining your day?
The eggs you pluck from the hot waters of your saucepan, only to spend the next five minutes fumbling around burning your fingers and separating the tiniest pieces of shell from the diminishing volume of egg left in your hand? Those eggs which …just … won’t … peel!
Well here’s the good news!
We have cracked the secret to cooking the perfect egg every time.
There is no reason to put up with clingy shells and crunchy mouth syndrome with your egg meals any longer! The perfect technique probably only takes a small adjustment to the way you’re cooking eggs already.
Here is what to do!
- Start out with your raw eggs at room temperature. Not at refrigerator temp.
Now, the important part ….
Voilà ! Perfect cooked eggs with easy peel shells.
Now you can crack and roll each egg along a hard benchtop with your palm to shatter the shell around the equator of the egg. All going well, you should find that the shells now slip away easily in just one or two satisfyingly large pieces. No more picking at tiny pieces of broken shell!
Rinse the newly skinned egg under a tap and then
There is in fact a lot of interesting chemistry involved in why this technique works. It all has to do with controlling the rate of heat transfer into the egg and the effect on differential protein denaturing of egg membrane layers below the shell. We won’t go into the gooey details here though.
If the egg shape and presentation for the final product is also important to you, go a step further before cooking. Use a thumb tack to (carefully!) prick a small hole in the broader end of the egg before cooking. This allows that small pocket of air to escape out of the egg as it hardens. It will give you a pleasing round based egg, rather than an egg with a dimple in the end.
We have to admit, we have spent decades casually throwing eggs into a pot, unaware there was a better way to cooking better eggs. Why not give this technique a try too? It works!
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