Who has a problem peeling boiled eggs?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by charlindabob, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am 67 years old and I just learned how to peel soft or hard boiled eggs without tearing up the egg and in under 10 seconds per egg!

    Follow this simple easy anybody can do it recipe for easy peeling of eggs.

    Put a pot of water on your stove and bring to a rolling boil.
    Remove eggs from your refrigerator and using a large spoon gently put the cold eggs in boiling water.
    You may cover if you wish and boil 11 minutes for soft boiled or 15 for harder boiled eggs.
    When your time is up remove and drain and run cold water over eggs for a minute or two.
    I peel them under a bit of running water but not necessary.
    Even if an egg cracks when you put it in boiling water, it will still peel very easily.
    Not many even crack though, maybe one out of a dozen, but it is still good.

    Some or many of you on here already know this, but I didn't and I am sure there are others that don't.

    Now I can just hear the doubting Thomas's think I'm pulling their leg by suggesting a cold egg in boiling water, right? Well, somebody on here who like me, has always had trouble peeling eggs will try this and they will then thank this old man.

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    Those that try it, post your results......
     
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  2. ILuvsChicks

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    I'll give it a try. I have alway just put a little vinegar in the water.
     
  3. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried it yet?
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  4. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone has no problems peeling eggs huh? I feel like the Lone Ranger in that I must be the only person on here that had trouble peeling eggs, whether they are fresh or not. I have 3 quarts of pickled eggs in the refrigerator now and I am going to make a few soft boiled eggs for lunch today. For once, I actually enjoy peeling the eggs. (I wonder why it is called peeling instead of shelling?)

    Has anybody tried this method yet?

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  5. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    We don't keep our eggs in the fridge, but always run them under cold water immediately after they're boiled, and the shells come off easily. We often bring the water to a rolling boil with the eggs sitting in it, after boiling the water in a kettle first. If we don't cool the eggs immediately after boiling, shells stick to them. Aggravating, lol.
     
  6. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try it my way and after running the cold water on the eggs for a minute, put a couple in the fridge WITHOUT peeling and then peel them tomorrow and tell me what you think.

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    edit: I have never done this with room temperature eggs as ours are always refrigerated, so your results could vary.
     
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  7. chooks4life

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    Whenever we have put boiled eggs in the fridge unpeeled, they seem to be not as easy to peel as otherwise. But I don't know if you mean quite literally 'a minute' --- we run the water and swirl the eggs in it until the water stays cold around them.

    If they're just allowed to sit on each other they retain heat, take longer to cool, and some will be harder to peel. But we have a huge family; I'm pretty sure you're not boiling 4 dozen at a time! And we tend to eat the whole lot in one go rather than have any leftovers to store.

    Another potential difference I thought of: when we soft boil them, it's harder to peel. We tend to hard boil as a rule, due to personal preference rather than because it's easier to peel. But sometimes we soft boil.
     
  8. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I boiled up 10 eggs this morning, 8 for a salad that my wife will make and I put two in the fridge and will peel tomorrow. Out of the 8 eggs, one gave me a very slight problem, but the other 7 peeled blemish free in maybe five to ten seconds each or so.

    After boiling, I take the pan to the sink and run cold water on them a bit until I can dump the water out without burning myself as I use my fingers to hold the eggs in the pan so they don't fall into the sink, then continue running (or filling and overflowing) the pan with cold water for less than a minute, then crack a good bit and peel under running water. Shell comes off slick as a whistle!

    Tomorrow I will peel the two that I put in the fridge and they should peel just fine. I have let eggs get cold and peel, but I haven't left any in the fridge 24 hours and peeled so we will see.....

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  9. ILuvsChicks

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    Not yet. I'm a Truck Driver. Won't be home till this weekend. Usually take a dozen hard boiled when I go out.
     
  10. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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