Video: This Spoon Trick Makes Your Egg's Shell 'Slide' Right Off

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.21 - 2024 12:45 PM CET

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram
The only thing needed to do this is a spoon.

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We all know the feeling. You've boiled an egg and are ready to peel it, but as you start removing the shell, large pieces of the egg stick to it, and suddenly you have a deformed egg, having lost a third of it.

Luckily, there is actually a solution to this, and all it requires is that you have a spoon.

Breaking the Membrane

Even before you start boiling your egg, tap the shell with the rounded side of a spoon.

The shell should not break, as that would cause your egg to disperse throughout the pot. However, you should hear something break: that's the egg's membrane. In this video, you can hear what that sounds like.

Then, boil the egg as you normally would. You'll notice that the shell comes off much more easily, and there's no annoying membrane around the egg anymore. Ideal!

Baking Soda

If you're hesitant to try this trick because you're afraid of breaking the egg, there are a few other things you can try.

For instance, you can add salt or a tablespoon of baking soda to the boiling water. Or, from now on, buy white eggs: they are generally easier to peel. And of course, never forget to shock your eggs in cold water right after boiling them.

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