Centering yolks for deviled eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by aalbury, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I just turn them upside down? My FIL is telling me to put them on their sides....but if the yolk raises to the top, why not just turn them upside down for a half a day? Anyone know? and for how long? He says 24 hours on their sides, but....I wanted to get them boiled and peeled today.
     
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
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    place them in a carton with the small point down that centers the yolk and causes the air sac to stay at the fat end of the egg. also when you cook the eggs you can stir them and it also helps center the yolk
     
  3. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea long will it take? I don't want them to go all the way up to the air sac...

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  4. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they wont go all the way up to the air sac I dont think. I know that I have eggs in my frig that have been there a couple of days now and when I boiled them they are centered I have also boiled them straight from the hen house and they are centered also.
     
  5. All Ball

    All Ball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the record, I have always stored my eggs pointed side down (on the counter) and after boiled, the yolk is typically all the way up at the fat end of the egg - never centered. I am going to try to store them on their sides the day before boiling and see if this works. These eggs are usually several weeks old.
     

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