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Thread: Question about "Fresh Eggs"????

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    Super Member luv-e's Avatar
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    We are buying our eggs from a local farmer and I'm having trouble peeling them?????
    I have tried the salt, putting them in cold water..
    What else is there to peel them easier???????
    Any ideas????? I might have to have someone else bring Deviled Eggs to the picnics this summer..lol lol

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    I've had troubles like that as well, they are hard to peel when they are so fresh..I was taught by my mom (a homemaking teacher) to boil for 20 min, then put in cold water for a bit then peel..well on Food Network, a chef said boil for 14 min, cold shock in very cold or ice water, then peel...it seems to work every time! Even with fresh eggs, but you have to peel them immediately, and don't let them sit out to dry. I have had great luck with this for yard eggs as well as store bought eggs.

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    I always put my eggs in running cold water immediately after boiling them, my eggs usually peels very easily then. Good luck..

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    OLD EGGS PEEL BETTER THAN FRESH EGGS. leave them out of the frig overnite before you boil might help

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    Really fresh eggs will always be hard to peel . As an egg ages the thin membrane between the shell and the white, starts to separate from the shell, and a egg with a bit of age will then be easier to peel. The freshest eggs there is no disernable separation.
    The good news is you now know you got really really fresh eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    We are buying our eggs from a local farmer and I'm having trouble peeling them?????
    I have tried the salt, putting them in cold water..
    What else is there to peel them easier???????
    Any ideas????? I might have to have someone else bring Deviled Eggs to the picnics this summer..lol lol
    Have you tried boiling them first?

    HAHAHA ... couldn't resist :)

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    Save them in the fridge for a couple weeks before boiling and trying to peel they will be easier to peel then . I used to get fresh eggs from a neighbor and there was no way I found that peeled them when fresh!

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    Yes, yor eggs are TOO fresh. Katfish told me after boiling place in ice water.they will peel. Or put some back in the fridge and let them age some. the eggs one gets in the store are older than a week or more.

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    I never try to boil really fresh eggs...too much of a headache. IN fact, I used to buy eggs a week or 10 days before Easter to boil eggs to color for my kids. Now I "plan" on using older eggs for boiled ones. Think I will go boil some now.......

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    Right after you take them out of the hot water, plung them in a bowl of ice. The shock of going from the hot water to the ice helps the egg pull away from the shell. You then have to peel them right away or the egg will fill the space back in the shell, making them hard to peel. You can also prick a hole in the shell with a sewing needle before boiling and that helps too. If the eggs are brown eggs, they always are harder to peel then the white. The shells tend to be thicker than the white eggs. I also use salt in the water. This has always worked for me. I learned this tip from a little old lady when I worked in a Nursing Home.

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