Help,I can't peel my boiled eggs!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by squatfisher, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. squatfisher

    squatfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    I just got some chickens a few months ago and I'm getting bunches of eggs from my hens. I want to make some deviled eggs but the problem is, when after I boil them, I can't peel them. The skin sticks to the shell every time. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I had that same problem. I hope that someone on here can give us some advice, after all, you waste so much, when the shell won't come off. I've heard its because they are so fresh??? [​IMG]
  3. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2007
    Yes, pick your oldest eggs you have to hard boil, then once they've boiled let them sit for at least a day before peeling.
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:thanks! I'm gonna give that a try!!
  5. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    Try this. Bring water to a rolling boil with a tsp. of salt. Spoon in room temp eggs and boil for 14 min. Cold shock them until they feel cold.

    Somebody on the forum taught me this and it works great even with fresh out of the nest eggs![​IMG]
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    You need to let the eggs sit in the fridge for a week or two before you boil them...then it will be a piece of cake!
  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    This comes up time and time again, and it was covered in a most successful way in this thread. We were all amazed when we tried the method, works every time! No holes in the eggs, no waiting a week, laid that day, hard boiled that day and the peels come right off.
  8. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Had some eggs and asked the DW to fix some boiled eggs. She said not to boil fresh eggs because they will ot peel. They should have a little age on them.
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Fresh eggs absolutely can be hard-boiled and peeled.

    From the link I posted above:

    This thread goes on for nine pages - mostly all success stories with using this method (and of course some extraneous chit-chat).

    Fresh eggs absolutely can be hard-boiled and peeled.
  10. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    I solved the problem!

    Boil the eggs like normal - but just about 5 minutes before the eggs will be ready - crack the shell. The whites are solid so as the water boils it goes in between egg and shell. I use someting like the back end of a serving spoon and give each one a good thump. Then when I take them out of the boiling water the eggs go straight into an ice water bath. Then I either peel and use for right away, or I bag them up and save them for breakfast or sandwiches in the week.

    Works like a dream! Try it.

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