Boiled Egg Question

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ArizonaNessa, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Can anyone tell me why when I used my own eggs and boil them then try to peel them they tear up horribly but when I purchase eggs from the store and boil them they peel wonderfully. I add salt to my water and do everything the same but I can't peel my yard eggs and it saddens me to have to support the egg industry because I have seen first hand how terrible it can be.

    Any reasons or suggestions are greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Store bought eggs are OLD and yours are nice and fresh. [​IMG] Boil w/salt in water then cool in ice water before peeling. The faster you cool them the easier the peeling will be.

    I've even heard that if you put a pin hole in the big end before boiling that makes them easier to peel as well.
     
  3. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, boiling is the only application where fresher is not better!
     
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea fresh eggs are hard to peel. you need to take them out of the boiling water then they go straight into ice cold water for about 2-3 minutes and they will peel just like old eggs.!
     
  5. ArizonaNessa

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    OMG call me an idiot but I am totally grossed out at the thought that I have been eating OLD eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] LOL! sorry I remember when I peeled my first hard boiled egg.I was like what the he*% Tells you something more about store bought eggs and there so called (farm fresh eggs) HA!
     
  7. ArizonaNessa

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    Well I always have to go buy store eggs for easter and I tell you, I am not feeling so well about those stuffed eggs I just had with dinner. I can't wait to make stuffed eggs with my good eggs. I bet they taste wayyyyy better.
     
  8. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also just leave your eggs sit for a couple weeks in the fridge before boiling, thus making them old. Still not as old as store bought eggs though, lol.
     
  9. ArizonaNessa

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    Well how freakin' old are those eggs in the store? I might not want to know this but curiosity killed the cat.
     
  10. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a month..No Kidden! I use to work in a grocery store [​IMG]
     

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