This Hack For Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs is Blowing Up the Internet

Soon you'll be peeling hard-boiled eggs like a pro.

Hard-boiled eggs are handy to have around. They’re easy to make and great to stash in your fridge for a high-protein snack, quick breakfast or to slice into salads. Honestly, the hardest part of eating hard-boiled eggs is peeling them.

But what if we told you there was a TikTok hack for peeling hard boiled eggs? We’ve already turned to the video platform to learn how to properly clean the glass in your oven door, whisk like a pro and make your pots look brand new, so why not?

The Hack For Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

The viral video by @sidneyraz shows him putting a hard boiled egg into a glass canning jar that’s half full of water. He screws on the lid, and vigorously shakes it around for 10 to 20 seconds. You can see that the shell is already starting to peel off, and he then uses both hands to easily peel off the rest of the shell.

@sidneyraz the frustration of peeling eggs realized #tipsandtricks #todayilearned #lifehacks #TikTokTaughtMe #cookinghacks #tiktokpartner ♬ original sound – sidneyraz

Does This Egg Peeling Hack Really Work?

The Kitchn tested a similar hack (this time performed in a mug instead of a canning jar) and found on the first attempt that if you shake your egg too hard in the mug it will damage the white a little. The sweet spot was letting the eggs rest for five minutes, then shaking the egg for just three seconds. It worked, but it didn’t necessarily take any less time than the standard methods. The consensus was that the shaking method—whether in a canning jar or a mug—was definitely more fun.

Next, find out how to store eggs the right way for optimal freshness.

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