Boiled eggs-hard to peel shell

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by roosterjack, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. roosterjack

    roosterjack Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever had a problem getting the shell and membrane off boiled fresh eggs? The whites stick to the membrane and shell and I lose a good share of it. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, all fresh eggs are that way. Even one week old helps some. Some people have tricks to peeling fresh boiled eggs, but they'll have to chime in on that one. I don't boil too many.
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen on here where they say to steam them works well...
     
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    For the quick, dirty, 90% effective method, crack'em. Tap the shell until it's fractured but not drooling (more fractures the better but to tip the hat to Martha Stuart `tap don't frappe'). Heat them at low temp for five or so minutes (cooks the outer layer so the rest won't go squirting out when temp is cranked to boiling) and then boil for ten minutes or so.

    This will give a clean, easy, recovery almost all the time (with eggs just out of the coop).
     
  5. Chickending

    Chickending Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom swears by this method, it seems to work. She puts the eggs on the stove in lukewarm water from the faucet. Brings the eggs to a boil and then when it boils, puts a lid on and shuts the heat off. Leaves them sit for 10 mins. Then drains them and peels. Works everytime according to her. I have used this method and more times than not they peel real easy. I still get the occaisional problem bu t it does seem to make a difference.
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Boil them. Drain. Crack shell. Set in real cold water until the egg is cold. Should peel right off.
     
  7. Nyna

    Nyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I read that if you fracture the shell all the way around and then soak them in a bowl of cold water for 5-10 min they get a little water in between the egg and the shell and the shell will come off very easily. Also you can soak them and then peel the shell off under cold running water for any that are giving you a real hard time, yes- pun [​IMG]
     
  8. Nyna

    Nyna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coyote beat me to it! [​IMG]
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:[​IMG] That's a switch! I'm usually the one that's a day late and a dollar short!
     
  10. roosterjack

    roosterjack Out Of The Brooder

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    I appreciate all of your responses and will try them all. I did find that the longer I let them sit in cold water that it seemed to help, but not totally cure the problem. I'm just glad to hear that it is a 'fresh egg' thing. Although, then it does say something about store bought eggs, doesn't it??
     

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