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Never hard boil an egg again. Also a new approach to peeling eggs that actually works.

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by cupman, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The recipe was mentioned to me by a friend who saw it in a magazine. Instead of boiling eggs in water you simply place the eggs straight onto the oven racks and bake them at 325*F for 30 minutes. I tried it this morning and I'm an instant fan. The recipe claimed a much richer flavor and creamy texture. I always kind of roll my eyes when I see that on every recipe but this time they were spot on. The other great part about the recipe is the simplicity in peeling the eggs. I've read you can add salt to the water, or vinegar, etc.. none of those ever seemed to work for me. My home eggs were always much more difficult to peel than store bought. I think it took me about an average of 15 seconds to peel each egg.

    I strongly recommend this to anyone who has had fits with peeling their eggs or who wants to try a new method. I picked the eggs up with salad tongs and dunked them in ice water. I'm not sure if dunking in ice water helps, just one of those old rumors.

    UPDATE: Post 8. Not as miraculous as I promised [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  2. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a real revelation, IF IT WORKS. I plan on trying this out this week-end and will let you know how it comes out. I love egg salad and I hesitate to make it because of the hassle in peeling the eggs, unless I let them sit for at least a couple of weeks.
     
  3. yakibert

    yakibert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to have to try this ..seems to require more energy than boiling - but I'm all into trying something new.

    Also ...the fresher the egg, the harder it seems to be when peeling. I usually boil "older" eggs.
     
  4. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I only tested it out on four eggs and all four peeled like a charm. So there's a chance I was just getting lucky. If someone else tries this and the eggs are difficult to peel let us know.
     
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    Artemis Fowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An easier and faster way to boil fresh eggs is, let the water boil first then carefully lower the eggs into the water and let boil for 14-15 minutes. Once the time is up quickly cool down the eggs either by an ice bath or pour cold water over them for a few minutes. They will then peel like magic!
     
  6. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I tried it with 6 eggs and my conclusion is that it is just OK. The pros: I like the roasted taste...for the eggs that did not crack while roasting they were easy to peel. The cons: much too much energy just to hard cook an egg...three of the six eggs cracked while roasting and they were hard to peel...overall I was not convinced that this is the way to do it.
     
  7. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yakibert is correct, the older the egg the easier to peel when hard-boiled. My parents and I figured this out when we had chickens years ago. That's why store bought eggs peel easier, they are old. Dad used to hard boil ours anyway and slice them in half with a very sharp knife then scoop out of the shell with a spoon. Not the greatest method, but it worked. The trick is slicing quickly tip to end. I am going to try the mentioned oven method.
     
  8. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An update: I had a small gathering tonight, probably 8 of us total. I made 20 eggs in the way I described them in my original post. I gotta back track on saying it's the new method and never have trouble peeling eggs again... I ran into those same problems today. I guess I got ahead of myself. I still approve of the baking method and I will continue to use it.. it definitely isn't for a hasty recipe.
     

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