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Food Science: Why Are Hard-Boiled Eggs So Hard to Peel?

There are a million and one tips out there for how to make a hard-boiled egg easier to peel, but far fewer on why eggs are so hard to peel in the first place. Let's take a look, shall we?
Sandra Hodge
Sandra Hodge • 2 years ago

Add baking soda to the water when you hard boil eggs. It raises the pH of the water and makes them easier to peel by reducing the albumen's ability to stick to the shell. Nice tip!

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Easy trick for peeling eggs! Add baking soda to the water when you boil. Simple, cheap and easy thing to learn - I hope I remember this one. ;)