Removing shell from boiled duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PotatoWaffles, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2014
    Northwest Ohio
    I love duck eggs. I think they are way better than chicken eggs in many ways. But one thing I've noticed is that it's A LOT harder to remove the shell from boiled eggs without marring the egg white and ruining the shape of the egg. A lot of the white tends to come off with the shell and results in a funny looking boiled egg. This is fine for just eating them, but I think I want to try to make deviled eggs this thanksgiving (which I've never done, I've never even tried a deviled egg before) and I want the eggs to look pretty, lol. Anyone got any tips for removing the shell without disfiguring that perfect egg-shaped white?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Regardless of if they are duck, chicken, turkey, quail, whatever eggs, fresh eggs will always be a pain to peel when boiled. Boil eggs a couple weeks old or older.
    If you must do fresh, bring them to a boil and turn off the heat. After about 15 minutes, immerse the eggs in ice water.

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