TikTok's Hard Boiled Egg Hack Will Save You Tons Of Time

Whether you're making up deviled eggs, chopping them for a salad, making an egg salad sandwich, or just enjoying them as-is, hard-boiled eggs are a versatile food. Plus, they're good for your health. Healthline states that a single, large hard-boiled egg contains 6.3 grams of protein, 15% of the daily recommended Vitamin B2, and is only around 77 calories.

Plus, prepping hard-boiled eggs is quick and easy. According to Eggs.ca, all you'll need to do is load your eggs into a pot and cover them with cold water, about an inch above the eggs. Cover the pot with a lid, and bring the eggs to a boil. Allow them to stand for 10 to 12 minutes, then drain the water and rapidly cool the eggs with cold water. Once your eggs have completely cooled, you can peel off the shell and start slicing.

When it comes to slicing hard-boiled eggs, it can be frustrating to mix the yolk and whites together, especially if you plan to serve them to a crowd and want a clean, put-together look. One TikTok user found an easy trick to avoid getting your knife messy while slicing the eggs, and viewers are amazed at how clean the cut is.

A TikTok user found this trick

In the original video, posted by TikTok user @andrealanev, Andrea VanDerwerker shows herself slicing hard-boiled eggs in half and removing the yolk, perhaps to make deviled eggs. However, rather than slicing straight down the middle of each egg (as Good Food would have you do, though with a "lubricated" knife), VanDerwerker shows how she cleanly separates each egg.

She gently slices into each egg with a knife, then rolls the egg along the cutting board with the knife still in it, slicing around the edges. She is then able to separate both halves of the egg white and places the yolk into a food processor. She notes that there was "no yolk all over the knife, it's so clean."

Commenters were excited about the trick. One person compared the cutting technique to another common kitchen practice, writing "Did you just avocado that egg?" Another wrote, "I am so glad I saw this before making deviled eggs next week!!" Even a chef chimed in, writing "$22,000 for culinary school and THEY [DIDN'T] TEACH ME [THAT]."

The eggs are enjoyed for a variety of holidays

According to Curious Cuisiniere and the North Carolina Egg Association, deviled eggs have been around since basically the first century. Ancient Romans would boil eggs and serve them alongside spicy sauces as an appetizer. By the 13th century, the Spanish were making eggs that more closely resemble the deviled eggs we know today, mashing yolks together to make a filling for the egg whites. The cuisine's popularity spread across Europe, and the eggs were commonly enjoyed by the 15th century.

Deviled eggs are often served cold on a platter, and are commonly enjoyed for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or at summer barbecues (via Served Up With Love). They also go by a few different names, including "dressed eggs," "salad eggs," and "stuffed eggs." No matter what you call them, the next time you make a batch of these eggs to enjoy at a party, try this viral internet trick to keep your knife clean and your egg whites separate from the yolks.