The struggles of peeling hard-boiled eggs that have existed for centuries have led to different hacks that claim to eliminate these egg-peeling struggles. Get Cracking provides instructions for the “tap and roll” method. Wholefully claims it’s easier when the eggs are colder while Food & Wine demonstrates how to use a spoon to remove the shell. On YouTube, Gordon Ramsay shares his own fool-proof method for peeling boiled eggs that involves tapping the boiled eggs and submerging them in cold water before peeling them.
While all these aforementioned tricks have been proven to work, there’s another method that’s faster and less messy. Plus, you might even find it more enjoyable than the others. YouTuber Max Klymenko is one of many people who has attempted the hack and shared a video on social media. He describes the process as “peeling an egg without peeling an egg” (via Instagram).
The process involves three easy steps, which can be completed in about 30 seconds. That’s right; with this method, you can peel an egg in only 30 seconds.
Here are the steps, based on Max Klymenko’s Instagram demonstration: Hold the egg vertically and crack the shell open on the air cell side (the larger side). Then peel a portion of the shell off, about the size of a nickel. Next, crack open the shell of the opposite end, and peel off a smaller portion of the shell. Then, hold the egg with one hand, take a deep breath, and blow into the smaller hole, which will quickly push the egg right out of the larger side.
Klymenko makes the process look fast and simple, but is it as easy as it looks? TODAY senior food stylist Ashley Holt tried it live on the TODAY show. Although she had video proof (which aired during the episode) that it did work, her live attempt in front of her co-hosts was not successful. “Unfortunately, this particular trick only seems to work under very specific circumstances,” she said. She claims the eggs need to be freshly removed from the water for the hack to work.
Caters Clips shared a YouTube clip of another woman, Melinda Friend, attempting the hack after drinking two bottles of wine. Although she was slightly intoxicated, Friend succeeded in blowing an egg out of its shell, twice, as she giggled with delight.
Admit it. You want to try it, too (if you haven’t already), so just remember Holt’s advice, and remember to have your hand ready to catch the egg. Good luck!
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