new boiled egg trick maybe?

HillCountryMomma

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So,I logged on the other day thinking I must be doing somethign seriously wrong because I couldn't get my fresh boiled eggs to peel!

I was amazed to see I wasn't the only one, and to learn why. Well, what a 'duh' moment.

I already had 18 boiled eggs in the fridge though. To late to try and of the do-ahead tricks.

But! I think I may have stumbled onto something. A couple of the egg shells got cracked when I tossed them all in a bowl and put them in the fridge. I'm finding that the eggs whose shells had been cracked peeled MUCH easier. So, I peeled a few uncracked ones (gave up on a couple and threw them in the scrap bucket they were so bad). Then I cracked the last 3. Just rolled them around and made a bunch of little cracks. Put them back in the fridge for several hours. Just peeled a couple and the membrane and shell came off *SO* much easier!!! Not perfectly clean, but mostly good. I'm going to wait and peel the the last cracked shell egg tomorrow and see what happens.

Maybe rolling and making bunches of little cracks lets in the needed air. Dunno! Maybe I just had a lucky couple that peeled well!

Liz
 

rufus

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Before you boil them, take a pin and poke a hole in the large end of the eggs and put plenty of salt in the water. The eggs should peel easily. Don't be cheap with the salt, and don't over boil them.

Rufus
 

whitecra

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Mar 12, 2008
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I peel mine by after I poor the water off them I put a lid on the pan and shake it up and down ane the shells come off easier.
Chris
 

PearlD

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Apr 15, 2007
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I had this same problem until an old man at the feed store told me, "they aren't old enough". He said to let them sit in the fridge for 7-10 days before hard boiling.
He was right!! They peel awesome!
I have never been able to get the 'poking holes' concept to work. My hens lay such hard eggs, I can't even crack them on a bowl anymore. I chipped one the other day:eek: Now I use the counter edge!
 

Gersbud

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Apr 25, 2007
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I have been told that the eggs are not old enough also. I keep them for around 7 to 10 days like PearlD said and I have not had any problems with peeling my eggs. I have had no luck with putting small pin holes in my eggs before I boil them. So I just let them age a little before I boil them
 

newnanchic

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I just use salt!! I boil freshly layed eggs. I don't even refrigate my eggs at all. Just add 1/4-1/3 cup of salt. I know that sounds like alot but hey salt is cheap and the eggs peel like a charm. I saw this on the food network one day when Miss Paula Deen was cooking fresh layed eggs. It really does work!!! Try it .. It is alot less trouble than poking holes in them and then end up breaking your eggs before they even get into the pan. Good luck!!!
 

Tutter

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Apr 12, 2008
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Well heck, you mean to tell me that I've been fighting to peel my fresh eggs for almost 20 years, when all I had to do was age them a week or 2?


Thanks for the tip!
 

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