Having a hard time peeling a boiled egg?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BettyR, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read this tip on the net......leave your eggs sitting out at room temp 24 hours before you boil them and they peel like magic.

    I tried it.....it works.

    I used some eggs that had been in the frig for a few days, not ones right out of the nest and it worked very well.
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    You can also put a little vinegar in the pot when you boil the eggs, then let cool as much as possible and start from the big end of the egg when peeling
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    This method works best for us...

    Put the eggs in a large pot and cover the eggs with cold water. Make sure the water is about 2 inches higher than the eggs.

    Put on high heat and let come to a rolling boil. Immediately shut off heat and put lid on pot. Let sit for 20 minutes.

    Immediately drain and place eggs in ice water bath. Let sit for 2 to 4 minutes. Drain.

    Peel while eggs are still warm. Refrigerate peeled eggs.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If you have a hard time peeling eggs, it is because the eggs are too fresh.

    Best to let the eggs sit for around 2 weeks, and then hard boil them.
     
  5. jacca5

    jacca5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I quit boiling our eggs for meals that I make cause when I have after I get done all I have left is the yolk. So thanks to all that have posted tips I thought it was just me.
     
  6. chickenjohn

    chickenjohn Out Of The Brooder

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    I always hard boil them. Then put them in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Then I role them until the shell breaks where the small air pocket is. I never have a problem pealing them this way.
     

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