Nice eggs sometimes come at a price (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Whether they are scrambled, poached or fried, eggs can be delightful in a number of ways.
But when we decide to boil them, they can sometimes give off an unpleasant smell that works its way through your home.
Thankfully, a group of Australian parents have shared a simple way to prevent the odour that occurs when boiling eggs.
Posting in a popular Facebook group, one mum wrote that she neutralised the eggy smell by adding a few teaspoons of white distilled vinegar to the saucepan.
Other parents were quick to confirm that they had tried the trick and it had also worked for them.
All you need is some white vinegar (Picture: Getty Images/Tetra images RF)
Culinary scientist Jessica Gavin explains this in a little more detail on her website. She says that when eggs are cooked they release chemicals that form an unpleasant gas.
This is because the yolk releases iron while the egg whites release sulfur and hydrogen, which causes that familiar smell when it’s all mixed together.
But if you add white distilled vinegar to the water when the eggs are boiling, this will help prevent the chemical reaction from occurring. And the good news is that it doesn’t impact the taste either.
This helpful hack also stops eggs smelling once they are cooked, like if they are added to a child’s lunchbox – something some of the parents in the group were concerned about.
One mum replied to the post: ‘This is good to know, I made my daughter boiled eggs last week (for school) and didn’t have the heart to send them because they smelt.’
While another said: ‘I will have to try this so I can send them for my daughter.’
If you’re looking for similar hacks, a woman has revealed how to get perfect eggs with runny yolks every time, and someone else shared a remarkable way to separate the yolk from the white simply by using a piece of bread.
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