Tips & How-to

How to peel a hard-boiled egg with baking soda

A trick to try at home.

Peeling a hard-boiled egg can be a challenging task for even the most dexterous of people. This salad staple is one of the first things many of us learn to cook as we start to fend for ourselves, yet our technique for removing that pesky shell remain amateur at best.

However, you can incorporate a little more protein into your diet without the befuddling shell-shedding thanks to this nifty little hack.

hard boiled egg
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Add baking soda to your pot of water when you are boiling an egg. Prevention reports that the baking soda raises the eggs’ PH level and makes them easier to peel.

Just drop one-half of a teaspoon of baking soda to a litre or so of water and then boil your egg as usual.

Once the egg is boiled you should be able to slip the shell off in larger pieces, making the over-all peeling process quicker and easier.

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