My egg shells are so hard I cannot peel eggs, help please

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Maryallison77, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :mad: Not sure why my eggs are sooooo hard. I boiled my eggs the other day and went to peel them and had a huge mess! The shells just wouldn't come off. I even added salt to the water like someone suggested.

    What can I do?????
     
  2. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fresh eggs are harder to peel.
    From what i understand it is not how hard they are
     
  3. bluey

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    Maybe you're hardboiling freshly laid eggs? From what I understand, it can take up to a week or more before the inner membrane of an egg pulls away from the shell. Until that happens, it makes peeling hardboiled eggs difficult.

    Maybe someone with a little more knowledge can elaborate.
     
  4. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, I discovered this for the first time when I boiled two dozen for devilled eggs for a cookout the next day.....I ended up sending the hubby to the store for yukky old eggs, which worked just fine! Yes, too fresh, won't peel. So now I mark a carton with the date and big letters that say, "Save for boiling!!! Don't use!"

    I just read that you can peel fresh eggs if you put them from the boiling water into water with ice in it and flash cool them. Haven't tried it yet, though, since I now keep some older eggs. Two to four weeks works well, the older, the better. I also save those with stains that won't come off easily.
     
  5. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried every suggestion on this list and from a half dozen people and the bottom line is that fresh eggs just usually won't peel! Save some for a week or 2 for boiling.
     
  6. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I do tend to use all the eggs soon as I get them. I will save some for boiling now. I will tell dh and his mom too. Everyone kept telling me to use salt and it wasn't working....
     
  7. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard a little vinegar in the water can help.
     
  8. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Ruby, I could try that too [​IMG]
     
  9. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    steam your eggs for 20 min. then put in ice water.
     
  10. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    portland, or

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