If you regularly eat boiled eggs for breakfast, you must be familiar with the struggle of peeling them. First, they take 12-16 minutes to cook, depending on how boiled you like them. Second, it takes forever to give the boiled eggs an ice bath and successfully remove the shells. Third, you can expect a lot of mess on your kitchen counter. However, things changed when an Australian mother named Peggy shared her genius hack to boil the eggs without the shell that are ready in five minutes!
How to boil eggs without shells in 5 minutes?
Peggy shared her trick on a Facebook page, where she wrote, “ I’m making potato salad and needed eight boiled eggs, chopped. Did you know you can just crack them in a bowl and put the whole bowl in the pot? No ice bath or peeling required. The resulting bowl-shaped egg loaf is initially horrifying, but once you chop it up, it’s wonderful”.
She also demonstrated the process of her brilliant hack through a video. Watch it here:
First, she greased a heatproof bowl with some oil and cracked eight eggs in it. Then she transferred this bowl in a larger bowl filled with water, put the lid on and put it to cook on medium heat on the stove. After just five minutes, the eggs were cooked, and she did not have to go through the drill of ice-bathing and peeling them! The process gave her a big egg loaf, which she chopped easily and used in her salad.
This brilliant hack went viral on Twitter
Understandably, her 5-minute hard-boiled eggs without shells hack video went viral on Twitter. It left foodies worldwide amazed at the sheer genius of it, and many people regarded the trick as a ‘game-changer’. One user commented, “This would be very good for people making egg-sandwiches in bulk.” It caught special attention from people who relate to the pain of peeling eggs. One said, “This is genius. I hate peeling eggs!”. Another even tried this trick at home and gave a review, “I tried this with a bowl in a saucepan and it worked a treat – easiest way to cook eggs by far.”
However, her hack did not receive all positive responses. One commented, “This is the worst thing I have ever seen and I will not forgive you. Ever. You legitimately might have ruined eggs for me.” As with everything nowadays, one user blamed this on the year 2020. He said, “2020 robbed me of my career, the outdoors and now eggs.” Another user went as far as saying, “They’re not boiled, they’re murdered.” Would you try this hack the next time you need hard-boiled eggs? Let us know in the comments!