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Learn how to shell hard-boiled eggs easily with two practical tips

Peeling hard-boiled eggs can sometimes be a difficult and frustrating task. The shell can break into small pieces, causing some of the egg white to be lost. Fortunately, we’ve got two simple tips to help you shell your eggs with ease. Just follow the guide!

Learn how to cook your eggs perfectly

Before you can shell your eggs, it’s essential to master the cooking process. Proper cooking will make peeling easier. Here are a few tips for perfect hard-boiled eggs:

  • Cover eggs completely with boiling water.
  • It’s better to plunge the eggs into the boiling water than to leave them in once the water has cooled.
  • Use a spoon to put the eggs gently into the water rather than dropping them.
  • The recommended cooking time is 10 to 13 minutes, depending on the size of the egg and the quantity of eggs in the pan.

Proper cooking will ensure that eggs do not develop an unpleasant color and odor when shelled.

The glass and water method

Once your eggs are cooked and cooled, you can use this simple trick to easily shell the eggs. You’ll need a glass or container with a lid that can hold one egg. Here’s how to do it:

  • Put the egg in the glass.
  • Add a little water, about half a centimetre.
  • Cover the glass with the lid to prevent anything from falling out.
  • Gently shake the glass so that the water comes into contact with the shell and softens it.
  • You can then easily shell the egg by removing the shell.

This method is simple, practical and gives perfect results.

Using a spoon

Another handy trick for peeling hard-boiled eggs is to use a spoon. Here’s how to do it:

  • Start by removing a small piece of shell from the top of the egg to reveal the white part.
  • Gently insert the spoon between the shell and the white of the egg.
  • The concave shape of the spoon will perfectly fit the shape of the egg, making it easier to detach the shell.
  • Then simply pull gently on the shell to remove it completely.

Thanks to these tips, peeling hard-boiled eggs is child’s play. No more struggling with the shell and ending up with a peeled, unappetizing egg. You’ll be able to make the most of your hard-boiled eggs in your favorite recipes.

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