I’m a chef and you’ve been boiling eggs all wrong – simple hack means you’ll never have to peel them again

A chef has revealed a very simple hack for peeling hard-boiled eggs in a matter of seconds – and people are "mind blown."

Hands up if you've ever spent longer trying to peel off the shell on a hard boiled egg, than it's taken you to eat one.

Well, you're not alone!

But now, our prayers have finally been answered as an experienced chef, who is from the US, has shared her simple tip to ensure it's a problem of the past.

And best of all? You'll never have to waste time picking off tiny pieces of shell bit by bit ever again.

According to Kathleen Ashmore, her hack will help the shell "slide right off" once it's been boiled.


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Taking to TikTok, Kathleen, who goes by the acronym @katcancooks, explained that the simple answer to achieving easy-to-peel boiled eggs is steam, rather than water.

Alongside a short clip where she can be demonstrating the easy process, she penned: "Chef tip! I haven't hard boiled an egg in 10 years.

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"The hot steam makes the egg white proteins contract, pulling away from the shell membrane."

She added: "12-14 minutes does the job!"

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And the trick has proved very popular with social media users online.

"Such a great tip! Thank you!!!" enthused one.

A second praised: "Mind blown! Just boiled mine in water, but I’m trying this next time!!"

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A second third: "Yes! 12 min on high and the easiest peel ever."

Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: "Wait why did I never try this before!!???"

A further added: "YESSSSSS!!! Great tip! Thank you."

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