Egg Test: Boiled or Raw?

March 26, 2009 | By | Comments (3)

With Easter coming up, I’m looking forward to the sentimental conceit of dying, hiding, and hunting eggs for my 14-month-old son, who won’t remember any of it. In our frenzy of egg-dying, I expect we’ll lose track of which eggs are hard-boiled and which are raw. Which is a recipe for trouble.

Good thing I learned the trick to telling whether an egg is raw or hard-boiled. (No, it doesn’t involve cracking the shell.)

Tip: Just place the egg on a hard surface, like the counter, and spin it like a top. As it’s spinning, grab it with your fingers ever-so-briefly and immediately let go. If it keeps spinning, it’s raw. If it stops dead, it’s boiled.


  1. S

    A tip I learned is remove the egg from the boiling water with a spoon. If the shell drys immediately, it’s boiled, if it stays wet, it’s still raw

    July 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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    Kids love hunting for an easter egg yearly and it’s already part of our tradition. Btw, you both got the technique and I think there’s nothing complicated with the instruction given by Kim.

    April 7, 2009 at 4:16 am
  3. Barb Coker

    This seems a bit complex. Just give the egg a spin. A boiled egg spins smoothly and fast. A raw egg struggles to spin at all.

    April 2, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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