Peeling fresh eggs?

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  1. amason

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    I am Amy's sister-in-law and I have a question that may have already been answered: is there a secret to peeling hard-boiled fresh eggs?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    THis has come up often.
    Some folk have to let their eggs age in order to peel them perfectly.

    Some steam the eggs and find thats easier than boiling.

    I boil in salted water. Put them under cold running water right away and then peel.
    I still don't get it PERFECT - but good enough for us.
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we want Hardboiled eggs, we use our Stock of older eggs, usually a week older or more, as they are much easier to peel than Fresh eggs. We always have at least a dozen or two of eggs, in the back of the fridge, that we let sit, specificall for hardboiling. Just makes life easier.[​IMG]
     
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    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember that the eggs you get at the store are at least 45 days old. They peel easwily, ours are fresh and harder to peel, so holding them for a week or two is really the only way.

    To check to see if and egg is fresh, set it in a bowl of water if it stays on the bottom it is fresh as it starts to lift up from one end it is less freah. If it is straight up then it is not fresh and you should consider tossing it.

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  6. Wildsky

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