Oh, you don’t even know how much I love eggs.
When I was pregnant for Lila, I ate hard boiled eggs stuffed with tuna salad every.single.day.
At this point in my egg-loving-tenure, I’ve read article upon article instructing me how to boil the perfect egg that is then conducive to easy, stress-free peeling. I’ve tried cold water baths, I’ve tried boiling for a certain amount of time, I’ve tried wine (for me)… I’ve tried it all.
Um. Craig showed me this…
(If you can’t see the video above, click here.)
I was like, “You’re nuts. That’s amazing, but you’re nuts. And so is that guy.”
After I picked up the girls from school, I quick-boiled some eggs [because why not?] so that I could make deviled eggs later [because again, why not have deviled eggs on a Monday night? We’re an egg-qual opportunity household. Get it? ahahahahahahha].
I boiled them for forever because I got caught up in getting the girls ready for ballet.
So, I turn off the eggs and thank God I remember to turn off the gas stovetop, leave them in the covered pan on the stove and off we go to ballet. I figured I’d peel them later.
[Insert about 2.3 hours later.]
I go to peel the eggs, ugh. Peeling eggs is like removing wallpaper. There is no greater joy then when you pull off nearly a whole egg shell or a 3 foot strip of old, ugly wallpaper.
Craig reminded me to try the method above.
So, I knocked the little egg on the counter and peeled off about a dime-sized bit of the shell. Then I tapped the bottom of the egg on the counter and removed again, about a dime-sized bit of the shell… then I blew into the top of the egg…
…and HOLY MOTHER OF EGGS…
…it SLID RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL!
Craig stood there.
Like he had just seen a yeti. In our kitchen. In Cabo.
I was flabbergasted.
So immediately, the disbelievers we are, we both said, “Whoa. Let’s try this again. Beginner’s luck. Fluke.”
Second egg – SLID RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL.
Third egg – SLID RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL.
Fourth egg – SLID RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL.
You guys, I cracked ELEVEN EGGS and ALL OF THEM SLID RIGHT OUT OF THE SHELL.
It took me about 2 minutes to peel 11 eggs.
CONSIDER that I had the eggs in water for about 2 hours, but would that make a difference? Not sure.
I implore you, boil eggs today and try this.
Then, come back to me and let’s talk about how amazing this is.
Those eggs slide right out of those little white shells as if they were embarrassed to be wearing that color the day after Labor Day.
I’m still shaking my head
[…fills pan with water, turns on stove… adds more eggs…]