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Boil a perfect egg and peel it in seconds

Boil a perfect egg and peel it in seconds? All at the same time?! Well, sort of. The trend of posting life and food hacks has shown us how creative we can be but as well how helpful some of the hacks really can be. Another favorite of mine is peeling an egg. What normal person finds peeling an egg easy and fun? Sure, every now and again you get a few eggs that are easy to peel. Could it have been they were the perfect age? Was it that baking soda or vinegar trick your grandmother taught you? Oooohh it was the throw at your teenage kid trick wasn’t it? That always works for me. Well, makes me feel better anyway. Let’s try a new trick. But first, let’s make sure you know how to boil a perfect egg.

Put egg(s) in a sauce pan with  faucet COLD water about 1" above the eggs. Uncovered.
Put egg(s) in a sauce pan with COLD faucet water about 1″ above the eggs. Uncovered.
Turn the stove eye (the one with the eggs)) to high and get that water to a boil.
Turn the stove eye (the one with the eggs) to high and get that water to a boil.
As soon as the water reaches a good boil like this, go to the next picture.
As soon as the water reaches a good boil like this, go to the next picture.
Turn stove off, remove sauce pan from heat and put a cover on them. Let stand for 12 minutes. So chefs liek 10 minutes and I have no issue with that either. The yolk will be just a touch gooey. Yummy gooey.
Turn stove off, remove sauce pan from heat and put a cover on them. Let stand for 12 minutes. Some people like 10 minutes and I have no issue with that either. The yolk will be just a touch gooey. Yummy gooey.
Once 10-12 minutes have arrived, get the eggs out of the hot water.
Once 10-12 minutes have arrived, get the eggs out of the hot water.
...and into an ice/cold water bath to stop the cooking process. Don't be scared. They will be perfect.
…and into an ice/cold water bath to stop the cooking process. Don’t be scared. They will be perfect.

And from there, do what you want. Make deviled eggs maybe? Using your old peel and peck technique? Or, throw in a mason jar with some water and see how easy it is to peel the egg with water violently doing the work for you?

I love turmeric so I throw a little salt, pepper, turmeric, and tiny pinch of cumin on mine. Eat on people!

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