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This Trick Lets You Perfectly Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg in Seconds

Whenever I cook a big meal, the biggest challenges usually arise during the preparation process. If you don’t have the right tool or technique to peel your potatoes or cut your dough, things can go downhill quickly.

One of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of cooking anything with a hard-boiled egg comes when it’s time to peel off the shell. If you aren’t careful, you can quickly destroy your egg by ripping off more than just the outside coating. Sometimes the shell simply refuses to come off no matter what trick you try.

Now there’s no longer a reason to avoid cooking hard-boiled eggs. There’s a simple trick that uses no extra tools and takes just seconds to remove your egg from its hard shell casing.

In the video above, Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shows you how to use a simple gust of air to reveal a perfectly peeled egg. All you need to do is simply tap each end of your egg and peel off a small piece from each end. Then just take the egg to the edge of your mouth, cover the other end with your hand and blow. The force of your breath will cause the egg to simply slide out of its shell. It’s as simple as that!

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This Trick Lets You Perfectly Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg in Seconds