The Reason You Should Add Baking Soda When Boiling Eggs

Did it ever happen to unpeel an egg at the same time with its white? This happens because the egg is fresh and the egg white is getting attached to its cover. For an easy peel, eggs should be between 7 and 10 days old. But you can cut down the wait, by simply adding a bit of baking soda to the water where you are boiling the egg.

Other tricks are:

  1. Checking for the egg’s freshness with the help of a glass of water. Put it in the glass and notice its position: if the egg goes to the bottom in a horizontal position it means it’s very fresh, if it keeps its vertical position on the bottom of the glass it means it can be boiled with no problem whatsoever. If it rises to the surface it means it’s too old.
  2. To prevent any cracking, warm the egg before putting it in hot water. Getting the egg straight from the fridge in hot water may harm the cover, so leave it a few minutes in the kitchen to get to the room’s temperature.
  3. If you want to get hard boiled eggs, put them in a glass of cold water and then get the recipient on the stove.
  4. If you want to have soft yolks, put the egg in hot water for 4 minutes and keep it there with the help of a spoon.
  5. Make sure eggs are covered with water so as to boil evenly.
  6. After boiling the eggs put them in a recipient with cold water for 1-2 minutes. They will be easier to peel this way.
  7. If you want to make a boiled omelette, shake your egg really well before getting it in hot water to boil. It is necessary to shake it a few minutes to make sure it is well scrabbled inside.