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OK Eggsperts...this one's for you...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Spydrworks, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Spydrworks

    Spydrworks Out Of The Brooder

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    So what is the secret to peeling the shell off of hard boiled eggs without shredding it to the yolk??? LOL...
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Steam the eggs for tem minutes rather than boiling them.
     
  3. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I usually do is initially, cool em off slightly after they get done by running cool owater over them. Then I immediatly tap them and roll them around to crush the shell evenly. After that, the shell rolls off like paper. I think that was something my grandparents taught me.
     
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  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On really fresh eggs. I tap them lightly to make a small crack and then cook the. Don't boil them just cook on Med heat for about 15 min. They peel very easily. I have not tired rolling them as mentioned above, but I will have to try it.
     
  5. demonique

    demonique Out Of The Brooder

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    I just use eggs that are least a week old. Not much trouble then!
     
  6. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vinegar in the boiling water, plus peeling under cold running water normally does the trick for me.
     
  7. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do the 'tap and roll' thing, too. I'm going to try the vinegar and the steaming suggestion, tho.
     
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have better luck peeling them while they are still hot. I let the water come to a boil (uncovered), boil for 2 minutes. Shut heat off and let pot sit covered for 30 minutes. Drain the hot water. Tap, roll and peel.
     
  9. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    I always poke a pin hole in the big end of the egg first, and I make sure I put plenty of salt in the water. It seems to separate the membrane from the shell. It works for me, but I use store eggs, and they are usually really old.[​IMG]
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    We normally have some older eggs that are a week or two old that work just like store bought eggs.
     

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