Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to Peel an Egg?!

Scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day, I came across a video a friend had posted. I wasn't in a place where I could watch it without getting stares, so I clicked the "save" button. For the record, this is my new favorite feature of Facebook. Clicking "save" is great for those times when my FB feed decides to reset itself, or I accidentally minimize my screen, then forget and close it out, or even when my son decides now is a good time to run in the room and jump on me during a Walking Dead trailer.

But I digress.

The real reason I'm writing, is to tell you that eggs can be my kitchen nemesis. If I purchase a six-pack of eggs (also known as a half dozen), my husband then decides that he should make a seven layer cake. If I buy a dozen, eight of those eggs go unnoticed and end up in the trash days after expiring. This week's flub was that I had bought a dozen organic, free-range eggs while doing weekly shopping, only to come home the next day to a second dozen of eggs. "Are you planning on an Easter egg hunt, honey?" I asked innocently. 
"I didn't know you bought eggs, and I bought some today," my dear husband replied.

I can't win.

So today I decided that eight of those little huevos needed to be boiled. When they were ready, I remembered that I had "saved" a video about how to peel boiled eggs. I watched it. I was in awe. I HAD to try it. And guess what? I made mess. It didn't peel any different than had I not placed water in the glass. Typical me. I can't win in the kitchen. 

So I tried again.

This time, I didn't turn the glass sideways, and I added less water. What do you know? Turning it sideways only spun the egg around in a vortex of shell and water. But turning the glass completely over with less water, worked! I highly recommend this method of peeling your hard boiled eggs.

Now if only I could figure out how to correctly determine how many eggs I'll need for the week.

Here's the video I watched: