How to Avoid Eggs from Cracking While Hard Boiling

By February 9, 2017

Hard-boiled, scrambled, poached, eggs can be cooked in many ways which makes your breakfast rich. While it often happens that tricky eggs crack while we are boiling them. Boiling eggs is very easy, while how to make perfect hard-boiling eggs may need a lot of efforts. Here I will listed several tricks on how to boil eggs without cracking.

how to boil eggs without cracking

Trick 1: Prick the eggs

Washing the eggs firstly and then applying the thumbtack or a clean pin to prick the large end of the shell. And you have to know that when pricking, don’t prick too much or else you will ruin the eggs. You may doubt why doing this can avoid eggs from cracking while hard boiling. Because once you prick the eggs, the trapped gas in the eggs can escape easily when you boil the eggs, which will be less likely to cracking in the boiling process.

prick eggs

Trick 2: Boil eggs with cold water

Place the eggs in the saucepan and cover them with cold water, then turn the heat to medium-high. As soon as the water boils, remove the heat and let the eggs be soaked in the water for 5 minutes around. By doing so, there is a less chance of cracking of the eggs.

boil eggs in cold water

Trick 3: Boil the eggs with medium heat within 10 minutes

If you use the high heat to boil eggs, the air pressure in eggs would go up immediately, which then makes the eggs expand and crack in the end. While if the low heat is used, it would tend to yield runny yolks and gross whites. So, the perfect hard-boiling eggs need to be heated by the medium heat, which should also be controlled within 10 minutes. For too much time can yield the unpleasant eggs.

medium heat

Trick 4: Add salt or vinegar when boiling egg

You can also boil eggs without cracking with the help of some salt or vinegar. When you boil eggs, you can add a little bit of salt or vinegar which can help you deal with the likely cracking problem as well as disinfect the eggs. Furthermore, it will be easier for you to peel the eggs because of the vinegar’s softening the shell.

slat and vinegar

Well, the above tricks on how to boil eggs without cracking are all I want to share with you. You can have a try in your kitchen. To make a 100% perfect hard-boiling egg, all you need to do is using the above tricks!’

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