You probably know a trick or two that you can use while in the kitchen to make your tasks much easier and faster. However, we are sure you haven’t heard of the following. You have already noticed that some eggs peel easier and others much harder even if they were in the same package. The difference is in the freshness of the eggs. Eggs that are 7-10 days old peel easier while fresher than 7 days are harder to peel.
To prevent having trouble while peeling the eggs just add 1 tablespoon of baking soda in the water you use to boil them. The peel of the fresher eggs is difficult to remove because they are less alkaline than older eggs. Baking soda makes the eggs more alkaline which means it will also make the peeling process easier.
Read the following tips to learn how to make the perfect boiled eggs:
-To determine the freshness of the eggs, soak them in water. Fresh eggs sink on the side and vertically standing eggs are the best for boiling. The oldest eggs will float on the surface of the water.
-Heat the eggs a little before boiling them to prevent them from cracking. Leave them at room temperature for a while or hold them under hot water for a few minutes.
-If you want to prepare hard boiled eggs soak them in cold water for a while before boiling them.
-For a softer yolk, dip the eggs in hot water for about 3 minutes using a spoon.
-To make sure that your eggs are cooked evenly cover them with water completely. You should also know that boiling the eggs for too long will make the yolk turn greenish and the egg white texture will become similar to gum.
-To make the peeling easier put the boiled eggs in cold water first.