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HELP! Does anybody have a trick to peeling these fresh eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by chicmom, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello fellow BYC people!

    So one of my customers is going to make pickled eggs, and I told her the fresh eggs are really hard to peel.....Is there a secret to this that I can share with her so she doesn't have a hard time?

    Please help! And thank you!
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello? Somebody's gotta know.....I'm bumping my own question!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, thank you, Ranchhand! I appreciate that so much.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I always keep a carton of older eggs for hard boiling, it really helps.
     
  6. Carolyn

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    I add salt, 2-4TBs approx, to the water. Bring to a boil, cover, turn to simmer x 15 min for chicken eggs. Pour off water, plunge into ice water, peel immediately. Farm fresh eggs are just that FRESH. The ones in the store may be several weeks old. I have never kept any of my own eggs long enough to peel easily without the addition of the salt.
     
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    if i have to use fresh eggs for hardboiling, of course i run cold water on them, then crack and roll, then put back into the cold water until i crack all of them. this does seem to help. i also add a little vinegar to the boiling water.
     

  8. lizzy06019

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    Quote:We gave a dozen eggs to some friends of ours who really love hard boiled eggs. I warned them about how difficult pealing them would be and suggested them adding the baking soda tip and she said it worked great!!!!

    So, that's what I would suggest.
     

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