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Can anyone tell me how to prepare hard boiled eggs that don't tear off the egg with the shell? I made deviled eggs with mine and they didn't peel good at all. I think I remember my Grandma saying to put some vinegar in the water and that will make eggs the eggs shell easier. Help someone I don't want to waste my girls good eggs!

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post #2 of 25

This is from another thread on here and it works like a charm.

Get your water boiling, add a dash of salt, then add your eggs for 14 minutes, then shock them with cold water and peel.  Works beautifully every time!!


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Thanks!!!

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E-mail  PM Crazy easy way to make hard boiled eggsOK, I've been trying various methods to hard boil my eggs,peel them, and still end up with something resembling an egg.  Some success, but nothing I'd want to use for say deviled eggs.   

So last weekend my husband asks if I want a boiled egg.  Sure.  He hands me the most perfectly peeled egg oblivious to the miracle he has performed.  Casually I ask him how he made the eggs. 

Get the water boiling first - rapid boil.  Add a dash of salt.  Gently lower eggs in with a ladle.  14 minutes later drain and put in cold water so they are cool enough to handle.  Peel. 

I tried it tonight to see if I could duplicate the perfect egg.   The eggs practically roll out of the shell.  I have almost intact shells.  Sooo easy.

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chickensista
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From: CT
Registered: 02/23/2008
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E-mail  PM Crazy easy way to make hard boiled eggsOK, I've been trying various methods to hard boil my eggs,peel them, and still end up with something resembling an egg.  Some success, but nothing I'd want to use for say deviled eggs.   

So last weekend my husband asks if I want a boiled egg.  Sure.  He hands me the most perfectly peeled egg oblivious to the miracle he has performed.  Casually I ask him how he made the eggs. 

Get the water boiling first - rapid boil.  Add a dash of salt.  Gently lower eggs in with a ladle.  14 minutes later drain and put in cold water so they are cool enough to handle.  Peel. 

I tried it tonight to see if I could duplicate the perfect egg.   The eggs practically roll out of the shell.  I have almost intact shells.  Sooo easy.


YES!!!  This is the one, that I've done and it works perfectly every time!!

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post #6 of 25

I will try this as others on the other thread did not work.

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post #7 of 25

The problem is the eggs are TOO fresh. I have tried lots of suggestions that didnt work. Boiling and shocking in cold water only to find same thing. Eggs that are too fresh stick to the shells no matter what. So I did a test. Come to find out that if you leave your eggs in the fridge at least 7 days before boiling, they will peel like a charm, just like store bought eggs are they are usually a week or two old.

I only boil my eggs for 11 mins just like pasta for a firm but not rubbery texture.

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post #8 of 25

For the past year I've been cooking the eggs as found on another post; can't find it so I'll tell you.  You can take them right out of the nest - chicken or duck - and peel them beautifully:

Bring the water to a rapid boil - no vinegar or salt needed.  Ladle the eggs in (they'll crack if cold so set them out at least 15 minutes ahead of time).  Once the water comes to a boil, cook for 16 minutes for jumbo/large eggs, 14-15 minutes for regular sized eggs.  Drain and immerse in cold water.  Some use ice, I never have it.  Just keep draining and refilling with cold water and let them sit.  They really will slip right out - fresh or not.

I learned this right after Thanksgiving last year, when I had to toss all my eggs because I couldn't peel them.

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post #9 of 25

I can only get my eggs to peel if I set aside a few for about 7 or more days.  Older eggs peel easier.

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post #10 of 25

This is just one of the many things I love about BYC...you type in the search "how to boil fresh eggs" and waalaa.....someone has the answer big_smile

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