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how old do my eggs need to be to boil them and peel them easy

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by backdoorchicken, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to soon and they are a pain the butt to peel
     
  2. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as their done put them in ice water. Always works for me, with maybe one not good.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Quote:Exactly what I was thinking! I follow this method, perfect every time.
     
  5. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boiling them with baking soda works too.

    Boil as usual (w/baking soda), drain and cool well before peeling.
     
  6. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^ X2
     
  7. 7cutechix

    7cutechix Out Of The Brooder

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    I have also heard that they need to be older to peel easy....I boiled close to 3 dozen yesterday to make deviled eggs for a school dinner....we had pasta! It took an hour to peel 10 and they were all ripped up! Please, someone???? Anyone????
     
  8. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put salt in the water when hard boiling them - it helps
     
  10. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not a sprinkle of salt either, more like 1/4 cup or so. I start mine in cold, salt water, bring it to a boil, put the top on it, turn to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Immediately put them in cold water and crack the shells. When they have cooled enough to peel do it right away, starting with the larger end if you put them in the carton with the small end down helps also. I have never kept my eggs long enough for them to peel without the salt though I've kept them 6 wks or so. Those I buy from the grocery store are a different matter.......just how old are they anyway??????
     

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