Mushy hard boiled egg white

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JenniferCNY, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. JenniferCNY

    JenniferCNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2016
    Today I hard boiled 4 fresh eggs (3 from today, 1 from yesterday, not refrigerated). I did it the easy peel way (put eggs in boiling water, then ice bath, then peel, always works like a charm). Today 3 of the 4 eggs had mushy whites. I know they were cooked thoroughly. It wasn't the white sticking to the shell. The whites were just mushy almost all the way down to the yolk. There was a good layer of firm white next to the yolk. This has happeed once before to me. I usually fry the eggs and haven't noticed anything off when I make them that way.

    I did try searching, but just came up with whites sticking to shell when peeling, which isn't the issue here.

    Thanks for any insight!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Fresh eggs have lots of moisture. It's best to let them sit a few days to weeks before hard boiling so some of the moisture evaporates.
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  3. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    I once boiled an obviously thin shell egg and the white was mushy. I assume that on this one, water absorbed thru that shell. We occasionally get a defective shell like that.
  4. JenniferCNY

    JenniferCNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2016
    Thanks! I will try that!

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