How to Scramble an Egg in Its Shell

Adriana Velez | May 20, 2014 Food & Party

scrambled eggDoesn't this look cool? It's an egg that was scrambled in its shell before boiling, and now it's a lovely golden color through and through. Amazing, isn't it? It's especially nice if you, or your child, doesn't like eating the yolk on its own. Supposedly all you have to do is rapidly spin an egg a bazillion times in a sleeve or tights, and the force will cause the egg to scramble. Here's how it works in 5 steps.

  • Step 1: Tie Raw Egg Inside Sleeve or Leg of Tights


    First, slip your raw egg inside the sleeve or a t-shirt or the leg of nylon tights. (I used tights.)

  • Step 2: Wind Egg in Sleeve


    While holding each end so the sleeve is somewhat slack between your hands, wind that egg about 10 times.

  • Step 3: Pull Tight & Unwind


    Abruptly yank the ends apart so the egg unwinds, spinning rapidly in the opposite direction you wound it. REPEAT Steps 3 and 4 several times, for about 10 minutes. It's crucial that you get your egg to spin vigorously over and over again.

  • Step 4: Boil Your Egg


    Now boil your egg like you'd normally do. For me that means putting an egg in room-temperature water, letting the water reach a boil, removing from heat, and leaving covered for 6 minutes.

  • Step 5: Peel & Eat


    Now when you peel your egg it should be a pale golden color, like this.



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