Helpful hint for adventurous cooks
Oh, the amazing stuff that arrives via e-mail.
Tonight, Cynthia sent a tip about peeling boiled eggs. The way to do it, according to time-management expert Tim Ferris, is:
- Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water.
- Cool the eggs in ice water.
- Crack and remove a bit of the eggshell at each end of an egg.
- Blow through the hole in the small end and the egg will pop through the hole in the large end.
You say you doubt it? This website shows Tim Ferris demonstrating his egg-blowing technique and gives step by step instructions.
It reminds me of that experiment in grade-school science class where the hard-boiled egg was sucked into the soda bottle. In both cases, air pressure moves the egg. The amazing part is the malleability of a boiled egg.
(Updated this after I thought a little about why the egg decides to move out of its shell.)