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Getting "Fresh" eggs to release shell when boiled

Old 03-26-2011, 03:49 PM
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I have chickens, so I get fresh eggs. I love boiled eggs, for recipes and deviled eggs. But for the life of me, I cannot get these eggs to peel. Unlike the store bought ones that almost come off in one piece.
I have tried putting salt and vinegar in the water but neither works, anybody got any tips or tricks to getting them to peel.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:51 PM
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They peel easier if they arent real fresh. I always buy eggs that need to be peeled sat least a week before I want to use them.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Kimmy P
I have chickens, so I get fresh eggs. I love boiled eggs, for recipes and deviled eggs. But for the life of me, I cannot get these eggs to peel. Unlike the store bought ones that almost come off in one piece.
I have tried putting salt and vinegar in the water but neither works, anybody got any tips or tricks to getting them to peel.
When I was a kid we had chickens. My mother would hold a dozen back for a week so she could make hard boiled eggs or egg salad. Only way I know to help with the peeling.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:55 PM
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Try running them under cold water immediately after boiling. I have even put ice in the water to cool them down faster. That works for me. And using eggs that aren't real fresh, also.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:56 PM
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The store bought ones have a bit more age on them. Let them get some refigerator time! The only sure way I know!
I have also tried all the tricks , nothing works , like a bit of maturity!
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:59 PM
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Thanks, I will give those tips a try. Got a family reunion next weekend and I am wanting to fix Deviled eggs to take.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:12 PM
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Apparently you have to use older eggs...when they are fresh they will do that..put some aside for a week, or more, and do a test...
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Lucky you with the source of fresh eggs in the yard. There is nothing like a fresh egg. I live a few miles from a horse farm where there are chickens strutting all over the place quite at peace with the dogs, barn cats and horses (Paso Fino quite beartiful). The eggs are fresh and the chickens strut free and along with what they are fed they pick through the horse manure for tasty snacks. I asked the owner if that means they are not only free range but organic as well.

This is slightly off topic but it touches a nerve with me; a former city girl. I tell my urban grandchildren that they are horse eggs.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:42 PM
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bet to keep them for a week, OR while they boil make a sink full of ICED water..and after you drain the hot water off, put the eggs immediately into the iced water...that usually works
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Fresh eggs taste so good. Nothing like a store bought egg.
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