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Egg Hacks That Will Transform Your Breakfast

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Making eggs can sometimes be a huge pain. From the yolk breaking, to shells ending up in your breakfast, it seems like they are the biggest hassle ever.

Making breakfast doesn't have to be that frustrating, here are hacks to make cooking eggs a breeze, no matter how you like them made!

Cracking eggs

This can honestly be the most frustrating part of the egg making process. How many times have we all had to go digging into the slimy mess to get that tiny part of the shell that decided to fly off when you cracked it?

1. Flat surfaces

Try cracking your eggs on a flat surface rather than on a corner of a bowl. Doing this will prevent tiny bits of the shell from breaking off and falling into the bowl.

2. Egg shell scoop

If you still get little pieces of the shell in the egg, use the egg shell to scoop it up. This will save you time and the sliminess getting on your fingers.

This will solve the constant dilemma of eating shells for breakfast.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiling eggs is an extremely painful process. Luckily there are some ways to make it easier.

1. Baking soda boil

When boiling them, put in a small amount of baking soda to raise the PH which prevents them from sticking.

2. Blow removal

When cracking them, crack the top and bottom of the egg on a flat surface, take the bit of shell from the top and bottom, and then blow on the egg. This will remove the rest of the shell with no peeling involved.

3. Shake removal

Another (and probably the coolest) way, is once your egg is boiled, fill a pot with a small amount of water, not completely covering the egg. Then take a plate and place it on top of the pot, and shake it. After only a few seconds you will see that the shell has completely fallen off the egg.

4. Spoon removal

The final way, is to crack the shell on a flat surface, then slide a spoon under the already cracked shell, and turn the egg. This will remove the shell clean and easily.

Try these different hacks out and see which removal is easiest for you.

Poached eggs

Getting the perfect poached egg can take a lot of practice, and still can turn out horribly. Try these few hacks to get it perfectly poached:

1. Vinegar

This hack is quite common, but if you don't use it, odds are your poached egg will kind of suck. Pouring a bit of vinegar into your water will help your egg stay together better, which is crucial when poaching.

2. Fresh Eggs

If you want to poach your eggs, make sure they're fresh. Fresh eggs stay together better, making them easier to poach.

3. Watch your boil

Before sliding your egg into the water, make sure it is at a gentle boil and not too furious of a boil. If you accidentally let it get to this point, just turn your burner down a slight bit until it calms down.

Fried eggs

Fried eggs are pretty hard to mess up, but trust me it can happen.

1. Use onion or peppers to keep the shape

Fried eggs can often lose their shape and before a huge mess. To avoid this, use an onion or pepper ring and crack the egg inside of the ring. This will help it keep it's shape and it also makes your egg look kind of fancy.

2. Always use butter

Your eggs can go downhill very fast if they stick to the pan. Always put butter in the pan before you crack an egg into it. This will ensure it doesn't stick, and it will flip easily.

You could be an egg expert or a beginner, and these hacks will make your life incredibly easier. Don't let breakfast be ruined by the annoying habits eggs have. Follow these tips for easy and delicious eggs.