Gordon Ramsay's Secret To His Perfectly Peeled Boiled Eggs
By Camryn Teder
Fresh eggs can be quite challenging to peel after you boil them, as the proteins are quicker to bind to the albumen due to lower pH levels. However, in a June 2022 video on his YouTube channel, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay revealed a useful hack that will help you peel fresh eggs.
You can boil your eggs to the consistency you like, but Ramsay opts to boil his eggs for 4.5 minutes to keep the egg's center slightly soft. Run the eggs under cold tap water immediately after they are boiled, as it’ll prevent the yolks from turning gray.
Once they're cool enough, gently tap the eggs on the bowl to crack them, then stick them back into the cool water. The water will seep into the cracks formed in the shell, creating a barrier between the egg white and the shell that will make it much easier to peel, irrespective of the freshness and pH level of your eggs.