boil fresh eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Chilebound, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Chilebound

    Chilebound Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to this chicken thing---we are now getting over a dozen fresh eggs everyday! We are not used to real fresh eggs, and we have heard a rumor that they need to be 'agged' before one can make hard boiled eggs. 1) is this true 2) if so how long should one 'age' a fresh egg before boiling?
     
  2. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    The won't peel as easy as "older" eggs.

    I put my "fresh" store bought eggs on the counter for at least a few days, I'd put "real" fresh eggs on the counter for a good week or two before boiling.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Boil a pot of water. Use a thumb tac and tap the fatter part of the egg on it creating a small hole. Slowly drop the eggs into the water---hole side up. A little bit of egg may bubble out. Cook them for 5-10min. pour out the hot water, add cold until cooled down. I set mine in the fridge overnight once they are cooled. They may not peel perfect, but they will peel a whole lot better than did not using this method
     
  4. Siler

    Siler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sister says to add a splash of vinegar to the water. I haven't tried this yet.
     
  5. Chilebound

    Chilebound Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information and the tricks--we have a few days worth of eggs just sitting for now, but I am sure we will also try a few other things you all mention too
     
  6. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    chicksbestfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will wait until the "fresh" egg has been sitting on the counter for 4-5 days, then boil it in plain water, easy to peel. If I am over anxious and want to use an egg from today, I just add salt to the water, peels right off too. [​IMG]
     
  8. txliss

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    The lady at the feed store said to add 1 Tbsp. white vinegar to the boiling water. I tried it, and it worked! [​IMG] Even on eggs fresh from the nest![​IMG]
     

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