Health, HEALTH/FOOD

How To Peel A Hard-boiled Egg?

Eggs are said to be a good source of riboflavin, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus as well as a great source of protein and selenium. However, it is high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

That said, eggs are wonderful for breakfast, great addition to a salad, or even a nice afternoon snack.

Now, some people are pro at boiling and peeling hard-boiled eggs but for the uninitiated this can be a hard chore.

The fact is boiling eggs are fairly easy, but when it comes to the peeling of the shell it can become rather time consuming and tricky.

Hard boiled eggWith the following tip, however, you will be able to peel a hard-boiled egg in no time.

Once the eggs are finished boiling, drop them into a bowl of ice water until they are cool enough to handle.

If you don’t need them immediately, leave them in the water for awhile.

You can also store them in the refrigerator in the ice water. The ice water makes the eggs easier to peel because the egg shells are porous, so the moisture from the water prevents the membrane from clinging to the egg white.

When the eggs are cooled, then you can get cracking by gently tapping the base of the egg on the kitchen counter or you could also do your cracking with the base of a tablespoon.

Next,  roll the egg across the counter to release the suction of the membrane. (Don’t press too hard while doing this or you could break the egg!)

Finally, you can then can begin to peel, which should by now prove to be quite an easy task.

The egg shell should come off just as easy as peeling an apple.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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