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Easy-Peel Boiled Eggs



When boiling eggs, add baking soda to the water and you will always have easy-peel shells!! The baking soda changes the Ph of the water, causing a chemical reaction in the egg, making the shells slide off easier!!

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  • I use about a couple Tbsp. for a dozen eggs in my Dutch oven. Peel when warm for best results.. My signature appetizer is deviled eggs, so I was thrilled to find this and use it!! Pickie98 - by PICKIE98
  • Oh my - I have been asking on this site and got a million different answers about how to make eggs easy to peel! I can't wait to try this! How much baking soda? Like a teaspoon? - by LORIBURKS1
  • This sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing! emoticon - by PJACKLEY1
  • BRILLIANT! emoticon - by FLORIDASUN
  • After the cold water trick, I usually crack both ends, then roll. I'll try adding the baking soda to make it a 100% successful method. - by DRAMAQUEEN1913
  • SBATES63
    I found the only way for me to get a perfectly peeled egg is the roll the cooked egg on paper towel gently but with enough force to fracture the shell all over. The shell just peels of in 1 or 2 pieces. It takes a couple of tries to get the right amount of cracking, but it works. Oh yearh, so does using old eggs. - by SBATES63
  • I will try this. I love hard boiled eggs when I can peel them. - by KENMAC116
  • what a timely easter tip! - by HLANGLOYS
  • Woo Hoo! This sounds like a keeper! - by AHAPPYLIFE
  • What an awesome idea!! I am definitely going to try this!! :) emoticon - by CICI510
  • I will have the try this. The only thing I've come close to getting eggs to peel easier is to cool them fast with ice water. Still have some that don't peel well. - by KCOCEAN
    Can't wait to try this, my eggs always look horrible - by LCAJNIKE

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