Peel Hard Boiled Eggs by Blowing – Easy or Not?


A video showing how to peel hard boiled eggs by blowing them through the shell was shared on Facebook. We were all pretty darn enthusiastic about the video; admitting to one another that we sucked at peeling hard boiled eggs.  Of-course, we would rinse the eggs after using the hard boiled egg peeling technique. It’s not suggested in the video, but one assumes that nobody would serve spit on hard boiled eggs. I’m just making sure you know, we assumed it.


Now, because we all know that sometimes the internet fibs. I volunteered to try this tip. Actually, I volunteered Cole. A few things you should know that aren’t mentioned in our videos.

1. These are ORGANIC eggs. Did that make a difference in the results we achieved vs the results in the posted video? I have no idea. I do know that organic eggs shells seem thiner and the chickens are treated better and that makes a difference to me.

2. Make sure the egg is completely hard boiled.  The first time we tried peeling an egg this way, we did it off camera, and the egg was not hard boiled enough which meant Cole ended with a hand full of egg yolk. To his credit, he said if I made him a piece of toast, he would eat the rest of the egg pretending it was Eggs Benedict. I made the toast.

3. This tip worked best the one time I forgot to turn on the video camera. Moving on, subsequent tries are below…..

Peeling a hard boiled egg from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Peeling a hard boiled egg Take 2 from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Peeling a hard boiled egg Take 3 from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Maybe we will try again with non-organic eggs, boiled for a little less time. . . on the other hand maybe peeling eggs with our fingers works well enough.

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11 thoughts on “Peel Hard Boiled Eggs by Blowing – Easy or Not?

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  2. I guess we’ll never know if a technique is better unless we try it. I’m inclined to stick with the old method here. Good sport Cole!

    • Yes. A sense of adventure! That is what I told Cole–you just never know. Now we do, however, and what we know was rather disappointing and they leave lots out of the instructions.

  3. I think you need to try it with a different type of egg boiled for less time but not too much less time. It’s a cool tip if it would work.
    Cole is a good sport! Cute kid too.

    • Fine but now all of us our egg peeling Ninjas and for us this tip would have been handy. But alas it did not work.

  4. Cole is such a GOOD sport! I’m with the others — the old-fashioned way works just fine. Still, thanks for showing us there are other methods!

    • Yep, he does go along with many of my ideas. If it had worked I would have loved this tip but it is haphazard at best.

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