Aussie mum shows off daughter’s healthy packed lunch, but parents are struck by mystery detail: ‘Why did you do that?’
- An Australian mum has baffled many with a surprising packed lunch ‘hack’
- A photo of her daughter’s lunch showed a boiled egg submerged in water
- She revealed that it prevented the ‘stinky smell’ eggs have after being hatched
An Australian mother has shocked fellow parents by revealing a special “hack” she uses to keep her daughter’s packed lunch fresh for hours.
But the perfectly prepared lunch box made many take a double look at the boiled egg floating in a container of water.
An Australian mum has shocked her fellow parents by revealing a special ‘hack’ she uses to keep her daughter’s packed lunch fresh for hours
The mysterious detail did not go unnoticed and was quickly questioned by many.
‘May I please ask… what is the reason for the egg lying in water? Or am I just seeing things?’ asked another mother.
The Australian mother was quick to respond – and her expert reasoning came with advice that many would soon follow.
‘Helps with the stinky smell they might have when they open a packed lunch at school,’ she explained to the commenter.
She added: ‘My daughter loves eggs but doesn’t like eating them at school because she gets “ewww what’s that smell” from other kids.’
The commenter replied: ‘What a great idea! I will try that next time. Thank you.’
American chef Kathleen Ashmore, known online as Kat Can Cook, swears by the power of steam to create perfect hard-boiled eggs every time
But cooking the ‘perfect’ hard-boiled eggs is the first step.
American chef Kathleen Ashmore, known online as Cat can cookswears by the power of steam to create perfect hard-boiled eggs every time.
To create them, Kathleen simply placed eight eggs in a steamer inside a pot on the stove over high heat.
She then steamed the eggs for 12 to 14 minutes and revealed that the eggshells simply slid right off.
Kathleen’s trick works because hot steam causes the protein inside the egg white to contract, pulling it away from the shell membrane.
She posted her “egg-good” cooking tip to TikTok, where it received more than 96,000 views and comments from fellow foodies.
‘Yes! 12 minutes on high and the easiest peel ever,’ one woman wrote.
‘Wait why have I never tried this before. Will give it a go tomorrow,’ wrote another.
Another clever chef has revealed how he peels freshly boiled eggs perfectly every time – and his foolproof method can be done in seconds.
Another clever chef has revealed how he peels freshly boiled eggs perfectly every time – and his foolproof method can be done in seconds
Posting on the popular Budget Friendly Meals Australia Facebook page, the man said he finds it easiest to peel hard-boiled eggs after shaking them in a jar.
The man said he put the eggs in a jar with the lid on before ‘gently’ shaking them together, causing them to crack.
‘They peel super easy and fast,’ he revealed in the post, before adding that people can also sing along to the sound of the eggs cracking if they feel like it.