Aged eggs not pealing--full?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Farmer Kitty, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I aged my eggs for a month now and boiled them lastnight. This morning the darn things don't want to peel and are full. I mean full! There isn't much if any air cell in them. What would cause this? I've had good luck aging them for 3-4 weeks but, this batch is different.
     
  2. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next time try steaming them (I havent tried that method but I hear it works great!)

    Or poke a small hole in the top where the air sack is with a pin ..then lower into boiling water, turn heat off, let sit for 10 minutes, then replace hot water with cold water (I find that works great, even on freshly laid eggs [​IMG]

    I now keep a needle with duck tape on it just for that purpose [​IMG]
    The duck tape keeps the needle from poking me..
     
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter did some eggs this morning...they were fresh and peeled fairly well. I was really surprised.

    She put them in cold out of the tap water...they were already room temperature. They were only a day old so they had never gone into the frig yet.

    She put salt in the water.
    She brought them to a boil VERY slowly.
    When they came to a boil she boiled them at a very slow boil for 5 minutes.
    Then turned the fire off and let them sit in the pan for 10 minutes.
    Then drain, since with tap water, drain just cover with water and add ice to the water.
    Let them sit in the ice water about 5 minutes and then peel very gently.

    I was very surprised they peeled at all.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I've heard of those methods but, these eggs I had set aside for a month and should have been aged and not in need of them. They looked like they hadn't evaporated any of the fluid in them out--just like a fresh egg-and they should have by now.
     
  5. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they in your fridge?
    Maybe your fridge is -really- good at keeping things fresh? [​IMG]
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Yes, they were in the fridge. If it keeps eggs that fresh, why doesn't it other things? [​IMG] Darn thing! I'm really puzzled as to why they didn't age like they normally do.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008

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