Anyone have a problems peeling their hard boiled eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nuttyredhead, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I have never had such a problem peeling hard boiled eggs as i have with my fresh eggs!!!! I thought it was just me...nope! My mom took some and my husband had the same problem! I even called my neighbor over to make sure we werent all losing it!!! Anyone else have a problem? Is there an easier way?

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    *I* hard boil eggs the lazy gal's way: save 'em for two weeks, then cook 'em.

    There are many folks on here who have fool-proof hard boiling "recipes" which result in easily peeled eggs. So, yes, there is an easier way. [​IMG]

    Let's let them chime in. I just wanted to tell you what *I* do about that problem.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The only way I've found to peel fresh eggs is to steam the eggs, & when done, submerge them in very cold water. I ALWAYS had trouble peeling them, & have tried many different ways I was told to try. This is the only one that I found that works. [​IMG]
  4. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    That is right. The fresher the egg the harder to peel. I will date mine and save some just for boiling.

    My mother's trick for boiled eggs.....bring to hard boil, remove from heat and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the water and shake the pan. Will crack all the eggs....easy peel after that.
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    You don't have to wait two weeks. Just boil the water before you put the eggs in. Then boil the eggs for 15 minutes. When they're done, drain off the hot water right away and chill the eggs. I put them in a colander and into the freezer until they're cool enough to handle. I've never peeled an easier egg.
  6. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    Use the search function, Peel hardboiled eggs. There is a 10 page thread here somewhere. On page 8 or so they find the solution!
  7. katdam

    katdam Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    i guess i'm the odd ball. my eggs have been much easier to peel compared to store bought...i have only 1 hen laying right now so when i get about 4 or 5 i hard boil them, so i'm guessing they are still considered "fresh". they peel in big chunks and sometimes half the shell will come off in one piece.[​IMG]
  8. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    I got my way from the better homes and garden cook book years ago. Add them with water to a pan, the water just over the tops of the eggs, When the water boils. Place lid on, remove from heat and wait 15 minutes. Peel right away, after placing in very cold water. I tap the eggs on the side of the sink all around, and gently roll them between my hands and the shell just about falls off. It works everytime, if I wait til the eggs cool I am sunk.
  9. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2010
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I found a way on here! I boil water first with lots of salt. Then add eggs, set timer for 14 minutes, drain and cool in ice cold water. Has worked for me everytime, don't why, but it has.
  10. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There's also a FAQ that details the various methods.

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