Hard to peel hard boiled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deidreschultz, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I boiled some of the girls eggs the other day. 1/2 the white came off with the shell. Never had this much problem with store bought. Do u think it's because they are so fresh. Any thoughts or am I going to have to get store eggs for thanksgiving?
    thanks
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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  3. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks will try. Seems easy enough.
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have always boiled my eggs just like the post said. And I STILL have trouble with really fresh eggs. I didn't use ice water though. Just cold water from the tap.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I do this as well. Works perfectly, even on eggs laid that day.
     
  6. AmyRey

    AmyRey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm totally sold on the directions you were linked to.

    I boil a dozen now every week or so and they don't crack, don't discolor and peel like a DREAM.

    I use a pasta cooker (the strainer that fits in the pot) so I don't have to ladle eggs in one by one. I bring the eggs to room temp while I wait for my water to boil. Cook for 14 minutes, then dunk immediately in a sinkful of ice water.

    These crazy folks had me boiling eggs at 10:00pm when I read that thread. Just to see. And darn if it don't work.

    The ice water seems to be the trick.
     
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  7. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That worked perfectly for me too the other day when I went to make deviled eggs.
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I just take a large pin and poke a little hole in the shell into the air sac. Then they peel just as nicely as those rotton old store bought eggs.
     
  9. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Martha Stewart says that eggs need to be 8 days old to peel easily when hard-boiled. [​IMG]

    I know I'm going to catch grief from you gals about quoting Martha Stewart... so go ahead and bring it on, I'm ready! [​IMG]
     
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  10. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    woohoo I'll try that, I knew there had to be an answer and you guys would know it.
     

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