Hard Boiled Eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tinapmann, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. tinapmann

    tinapmann Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't sure where to post this. But what I am wondering -- is there a secret to peeling FRESH hard boiled eggs. Seems like when I do, I lose lot of the white of the egg in the peeling process.

    Thanks,

    Tina
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Cut both ends open and blow the egg out of the shell. May work best after immersion in warm water. Shell expands a little and loosens. [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Bring the water to a full boil. Lower the eggs into the water into the water with a ladle. Allow to boil for 14 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately cool the eggs by draining off the hot water and submersing them in cold water.
     
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  5. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    add salt to boiling water cook for 15 mins.
     
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    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This works everytime for me. But I submerse in ice water. Mostly ice.
     
  7. LittleFeat

    LittleFeat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This works everytime for me. But I submerse in ice water. Mostly ice.

    Since learning here about lowering them into already boiling water and only boiling for 14 minutes I've noticed it doesn't seem to matter whether or not I quickly cool them. Now I haven't tried this yet for freshly laid eggs as I'm still stuck with grocery eggs (come on girls! they aren't quite old enough yet) [​IMG]

    I noticed one day that I cooked a pot full of eggs and just poured the water off and didn't add any cold water. Once they had cooled on their own, they still peeled beautifully. All the years of struggling and the BYC advice was great!!​
     
  8. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    14 mins sounds like a long time to me. I prefer 8 minute eggs, so the yolk is still a yolk - not a yellow rubber ball!
     
  9. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:This works everytime .. I even tested on a just laid egg .. Peeled wonderfuly
     
  10. buglit

    buglit Out Of The Brooder

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    The trick that I have found is to add LOTS of salt to the water. I don't know how it works, but it works perfectly everytime



    Cold water,

    LOTS of salt,

    put egg in, bring to boil,

    reduce heat to a high simmer (small bubbles) for 10 minutes after it comes to a boil

    Immerse into ice water until cool


    I just learned the salt trick from the fabuolus movie Julia and Julia, couldn't believe what a difference the salt trick made
     

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