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Gordon Ramsay's Foolproof Method For Peeling
Boiled Eggs
Gordon Ramsay believes everyone — regardless of their cooking skill — should know how to cook a healthy breakfast, which often includes an egg in some form. In a June 16 YouTube video, Ramsay shared his method for achieving easy-to-peel boiled eggs.
The chef's 12-minute instructional video begins with eggs being dropped gently into a pot of boiling water, because “cracking and cooling the eggs quickly will prevent the yolks [from] turning gray.” To peel the shells from a hard- or soft-boiled egg, Ramsay taps them on the side of the pot, then submerges them in cold water.
“The water seeps underneath the shell [and you] see the shell come off so much easier,” says the chef, and this sounds consistent with a more scientific explanation for easy egg peeling. According to J. Kenji López-Alt, when an egg is cooked quickly rather than slowly, the membrane doesn't bond as strongly with the shell. Meanwhile, cooling will increase the egg’s firmness.