How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg in 10 Seconds

How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg in 10 Seconds
Photo: Rumble

No matter how hard we try, we seem to jack it up: peeling a hard-boiled egg. Either we lose a lot of the white that sticks to the shell, or we burn our hands. But we’ve heard people talk about it how to peel a hard-boiled egg in 10 seconds or less.

Is that really possible? And, if so, how?

Well, we took to the interwebs and found this great DIY video from Rumble. It explains how to have practically perfect peels in no time.

According to the video below, all you need is a glass, an inch of water, and a boiled egg.

Just place the boiled egg in the glass, place an inch of water within the glass, and shake the glass with the egg in it for a few seconds. (But you might want to cover the glass with your hand so the egg, shell, and water don’t go flying.)

As the entry on Rumble says, “With this trick, you can peel your egg in only seconds!!”

Check it out to see egg-actly how it works (#EggPun) then get some other smart tips below the video.

Hard Boiled Egg Tips

Here are some quick tips for making hard-boiled eggs in general.

  1. This Method Works for Large Batches, Too
    Put around five thoroughly cooled hard-boiled eggs into a small plastic container with some cold water, top with the lid, and shake until the shells break and fall away. Perfect for all those Easter eggs you made but don’t want to spend the time peeling for deviled eggs.
  2. Don’t Use Super Fresh Eggs
    It seems strange, but and a bunch of sites report that it keeps the membrane from sticking.
  3. Start with Boiling Water
    Ina Garten suggests you place the eggs in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and immediately turn off the heat, then let the eggs sit in the pan for 15 minutes. Finally, remove the eggs to a bowl and allow to rest for at least 2 minutes.