Eating with Your Eyes First
A Scalding Question

Blow-by-Blow

In a comment on your post regarding how to peel a hard-boiled egg, it says,"Another way to peel eggs to put a small hole in one end of the hard boiled egg. Cup the egg in one hand and then blow into the hole, the shell should come right off. Only use this method for eggs you are going to eat yourself."

I'm guessing that what is meant is that after you blow into the hole, you actually peel it, not that the blowing itself blows the shell right off the egg.  If you mean the latter, that's something I'd certainly have to see to believe.

I have never tried this method myself but if you search the internet for videos on how to peel a hard-boiled egg, the latter is exactly what it means!  For this trick to work, it probably helps a lot if you crack both ends of the egg, and if, on the end you are blowing on, you are able to tear the membrane that lies just under the shell.  With those two tips, what happens is that blowing actually inflates the membrane like a balloon, pulling it away from the egg and the peeled egg flies out the opposite end.

The reason, of course, that you should only do this if you are eating the egg yourself is hygienic.  There are commercial products such as the "Eggstractor" that purport to do the same thing without having to blow on your food.


 

 

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