I loved medium boiled eggs with salt and pepper and a pat of butter as shown above (my breakfast this morning), but I don’t have them all that often because it’s a real pain to peel them. Not only is it a pain for me to peel them, I seem to always end up with pieces of the shell in with the eggs, which I hate. Then I came across the video linked below.
At first I figured this was one of those things that looks easy but in reality is really difficult. But it’s not. It works pretty much as portrayed in the video with one caveat: you have to blow much harder than it looks like this guy is doing. And it helps if the eggs aren’t boiled until they are truly hard. If they are semi-soft, they come out pretty easily. When they do come out, they come out shell free.
If any of you try it and have a different experience (or the same experience) or if you have any refinements of the technique, comment away, and I’ll post or all to read. As for me, I’ll be having my little balls of protein and good fat much more often now that I don’t have to fool with the peeling.
Addendum: Here is a link to a blog post by Tim Ferriss showing him performing the same operation.
Great way to peel boiled eggs