Best age for hard boiled eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by polychickens, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. polychickens

    polychickens In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2007
    Fresh eggs do not do well as hard boiled eggs because the shell sticks SO badly. Older eggs work best, but how old do they need to be for the shell to come off nice and easy in large pieces?

  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    mine start to get better at 2 weeks and are best at 4weeks....but I've also noticed a difference in my breeds. EE eggs are hard to peel until they're about a month old...geesh! My AzilXWelsummer peels good even if only 1week old.

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i love to watch paula deen on food network. she says putting salt in the water just as it starts to boil helps make peeling eggs easier.
  5. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    I did that thing the other day with very fresh eggs (like 2 days old) where you crack them a little first, then drop them into boiling water, cover, boil 10 minutes, put in cold water. It worked like a charm. I made them into deviled eggs, and boy were they good! Those eggs peeled just as easy as month-old grocery store eggs!

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