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Boiled eggs don't peel easy

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MrRushed, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. MrRushed

    MrRushed Songster

    Mar 6, 2010
    My girls just started laying a week ago.
    I boiled some of the small eggs they layed and the shell stuck to the whites, making a mess when peeling.
    I even boiled some store bought eggs with some of my fresh eggs and the store bought ones peeled just fine.
    What's up with that?
    Anybody have the same problem?
  2. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Piece of cake - after boiling the eggs (I put 2 TBL of salt in the water), let them sit in a bowl of ice water for at least 10 minutes. After cracking the shell all around (I actually roll it on the countertop), start at one end and gently start peeling off the shell. It should slip right off, typically in one piece. [​IMG]

    Gotta love those fresh-from-the-hen eggs! YUM
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I'll look for the link .. this topic has been discussed many times and we have found a fool proof way to peel everytime,..

    Boil water first with a generous amount of salt in water, use a slotted spoon to lower each egg into the boiling water, wait for boil to return , boil eggs for exactly 14 minutes, then take straight out and cool (either in ice water or just run under cold water ) , peel when they are still warm and you will get perfect eggs...
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:There a thread somewhere on here, can't remember where though. But it basicly say's bring water to a good rolling boil, gently slide in room temp egg's, let it return to a hard boil, boil 16 minutes, drain under cold water and let eggs sit in some ice water for about 10 min. they peel very nicely now just like old stale store bought eggs. I tried it as have many others have and it works great, so there you have it.

  6. zephyrcreek

    zephyrcreek Songster

    Feb 18, 2009
    Yale, Michigan
    You can also add a small dash of vinegar to the water. I guesstimate about 1 TBSP to a pot of water. It does not change the flavor, and you do not have to worry about egg temp or cold water after the fact, though I usually do wash them in chilled water as my kids stand begging for boiled eggs. [​IMG]
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    If you are dealing with marans... good luck!!! I haven't ever using any method been able to make them peel better. [​IMG]
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Fool proof! Out of 6 dozen I may have 1 that doesn't peel great!
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Add 1/3 to 1/2 CUP of salt to the boiling water - they peel like a dream and don't taste salty.
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:I've also tryed that method, it works like a dream!

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