Vegecational Video Ventures 13 – Peeling the Perfect Boiled Egg

Vegecational Video Ventures 13 – Peeling the Perfect Boiled Egg

I don’t know about you but I’ve spent ages being frustrated peeling boiled eggs only to lose half the white as it’s stuck to the shell. I did some research and discovered that “old” eggs boil and peel better than very fresh eggs. Now that’s all very well and good but as we have chickens they are always uber fresh.

Peel a boiled egg easily

This led me to some further research and some experimenting and I have the perfect method. It works every time and can be done with eggs retrieved from the chicken that morning …

If you’d like to see the video please click on the link (Max was filming so it’s a bit shaky!):


1. Put the eggs in a medium sized pan of cold water.

2. Boil the water.

3. Cook eggs for 7-8 mins.

4. Turn the stove off and add a sprinkle of baking soda to the pan.

5. Transfer the pan to the sink.

6. Give the egg a knock all the way around to break the shell.

7. Run the egg under the cold tap (big side up).

8. Gently peel away the shell under the running water.

How to perfectly peel a boiled egg

9. Voila …. a perfectly peeled egg …

How to peel a Boiled Egg Perfectly

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