Peeling boiled eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Happyfarmwife, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Happyfarmwife

    Happyfarmwife Out Of The Brooder

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    I am sure this has been asked before-does anyone have any tricks for easily peeling fresh hard boiled eggs? I have done the roll them around in the pan thing, and it works great with store bought (aka stale) eggs. I really hate to peel those fresh eggs! I tried to peel a couple for dh lunch today, and ended up with half the egg still stuck to the shell.

    Short of putting a dozen in the back of the fridge for a month, do any of you have a tried and true trick?

    Thanks! Deborah
     
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    GOOD LUCK!

    I have tried the salt in the water trick and the Ice water trick, neither have worked for me. I even used 3 week old eggs [​IMG] not fun at all!!

    Maybe some one will come along that nows something we don't!!
     
  3. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use an egg pricker that I got from Kitchen Kneads here locally but i think they have a website. My eggs now peel perfectly.

    A little pin would work too. Just boil your water, and once boiling poke your egg at the fat end (aircell). Just pop it in the water and voila the egg peels perfectly! Try it with a little finishing nail or something. If you like the results you might want to get one. [​IMG]

    I'm at work right now but when i get home I will post a pic of what it looks like. I think I paid like two bucks.
     
  4. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Happyfarmwife

    Happyfarmwife Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be interested to hear more about this egg prick thingy. :eek: Anything that will work is a great tool to have! Deborah
     
  6. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had really good results with mine. Even fresh laid eggs peel with it. I think it has something to do with water being able to enter where the hole is at and somehow loosens the egg from the shell. Mine peel like and old egg would. Sometimes they muck up a little bit but not much.

    Check the link out I posted above.
     
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  7. Happyfarmwife

    Happyfarmwife Out Of The Brooder

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    That is very interesting. I will have to try and find one. I did Google for it, and there are places explaining how they work, but haven't found where to buy one yet. I will keep looking. Deborah
     
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    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to be clear: You poke the hole and then boil the egg?
     
  10. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for this tip - I hate peeling fresh eggs! I have had some success peeling them under cold running water but this sounds like the trick![​IMG]
     

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