Yes, if you’re in the mood for some deliciously decadent egg salad, but don’t want to be surrounded by that very distinctive smell, vinegar is the key to your salvation. According to Leaf, the addition of one teaspoon of white vinegar to your egg salad will help alleviate the pervasive eggy smell that comes along with making egg salad. The publication also notes that the addition of the vinegar will also give an enchanting tart flavor to the salad. But, what if you don’t want your egg salad to have a vinegary taste?
Hunker says that you can add it to the water while you are boiling your eggs. Why vinegar in the water? The site says that adding this common household ingredient will cancel out the smells that waft into the air when you are boiling eggs without altering the taste. Another thing to note when boiling your eggs is that you should be careful to not over boil them. Oregon Live notes you should not over boil your eggs because this can also contribute to the sulfuric smell that eggs sometimes give off.