how to boil and peel an egg Cover eggs with cold water and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cook at the gentle simmer for 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl filled with cold water. Allow to cool. Bang each end on a hard surface to crack. Remove a little circle of shell from each end. Put your mouth to one hole and blow really hard or gently peel.
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