removing shell after boiling

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by camaro10, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. camaro10

    camaro10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone else have difficulty removing the shell after boiling the egg? It seems like half the egg comes off with the shell unlike the store bought eggs. Is there some secret or does anyone have any suggestions? I love hard boiled eggs but I am losing a lot of the egg.
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let the eggs sit in the fridge for the better part of a month then they will boil up like store bought. I guess as they age and dry out a little the membrane separates from the shell making them easier to peal.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There's another thread on this 4 up from yours on my list. Go to index at top of page, click on first category, FAQ, then scroll down. There are about a hundred ways to do it. I've tried several and they mostly worked.
     

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