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Thread: Peeling hard boiled eggs - argh!

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    If you don't get that thin membrane attached to the shell, you end peeling away most of the egg. Does anyone have a magic way to peel eggs so that doesn't happen?

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    Check out this youtube video ;-)

    http://youtu.be/PN2gYHJNT3Y

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    Sorry, the fresher the eggs are, the harder they are to peel. I feel your pain.

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    #1 buy your eggs a week - 2 weeks before wanting to boil them.....
    #2 poke a small hole in the " air pocket end" of the egg (I think it is the large end) before placing into boilig water
    #3 after cooling, cover eggs in pan with water, cover and SHAKE all about......most of the shellls will fall off in the pan.

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    I just peeled a dozen and had no problem I boiled them for 15 min put in a pan of cold after and let sit about half an hour the shell came right off. The eggs were bought last week

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    We have chickens so we get fresh eggs everyday. I have store my eggs in the back of the refrigerator if I want to boil them or they just make a mess. I struggle with eggs all the time. So I just poach till they are hard sometimes.
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    My Grandma used to make deviled eggs that we loved. She would boil them, put them in cold water till they were cool enough to handle. Then she'd gently crack them all over, and pinch off a tiny bit of shell. Then she'd slip a small "tea" spoon the under the skin and slide it all around the egg, The whole skin would slide off. I still do that today with no problems.
    As a child I never noticed if she kept her older eggs for this, but today I'm sure that our "boughten" eggs are less than 3 months old. A search on the Internet will tell you that. I let some eggs set out over night to become room temp, because I forget to do this before peeling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Check out this youtube video ;-)

    http://youtu.be/PN2gYHJNT3Y
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    I sure hope that no restaurant cook with a cold does it that way!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Check out this youtube video ;-)

    http://youtu.be/PN2gYHJNT3Y
    I wouldn't want to eat an egg that someone else peeled this way and breathed all over it. :( If it really works.

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    My method:

    1. Boil the eggs for 20 minutes
    2. Run under cold water until cool enough to handle
    3. Roll the egg between my hands for a few seconds - the idea is to encourage the shell to separate from the egg
    4. Now roll the egg on the counter, lightly tapping to crack the shell on all sides, but not hard enough to break through to the egg
    5. Tap the top and bottom of the egg on the counter to make a space for your fingers
    6. Begin at the bottom and pull off a section of shell.

    About half the time the entire shell comes off as one piece.

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