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Getting Boiled eggs to Peel

Old 11-26-2014, 07:49 PM
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I have just spent the most frustrating 30 minutes or so trying to peel some hard boiled eggs. Would love to hear how some of ya'll boil your eggs and peel them. I did manage to get them done but they sure are ugly. LOL. Good thing I was making deviled eggs.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:59 PM
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I boil for 15 min, then run cold water in the pan until it stays cold then add ice to the pan until it melts. It's the quick cool down that makes them easier to peel. Also, store bought eggs are easier to peel than farm fresh eggs. I've heard cooking them in the oven works well too, but have never tried it. I'm peeling mine in the morning! Wish me luck!
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:19 PM
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Add salt to the cooking water. Also, the ice bath is essential. Holding the egg under cold running water as you peel can help too. This website might help:

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:57 PM
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Once cooked, I add ice and it works great.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:00 PM
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I boil my eggs and then take the pot to the sink and run cold water into them until they are cool enough to handle. I drain the water out and then shake the eggs around in the pan until the shells crack some. I take the eggs out one at a time and hold them under cold running water and start peeling from the blunt end of the egg. The blunt end has the air pocket/space so it is easier to get the shell started there.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:11 PM
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Thanks for all the tips. I'm going to write them all down and keep trying.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:23 AM
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I use an egg cooker. Those little machines that you can soft boil, hard boil, poach and even a small omelet. I have used it for years and never have a problem peeling the hard boiled eggs. For hard boiled eggs they are done in about 1o minutes. My SIL didn't like hers because it only cooked 6 eggs at a time. But she also complains how hard it is to peel her eggs. Since it is just my DH & I at home, 6 eggs are fine, and so once in a while I need to cook more, so I just cook 6, then cook 6 more. It's just not a big deal, I love that I don't have to watch them on the stove, the little machine turns off when it is done. And it doesn't matter if I peel it the same day or 2 days later.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:42 AM
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Add a little oil to your water, boil and then cool fast.If you're still having a problem you crack your eggs starting at the big end and peel under running water.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:53 AM
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I bring the water to a boil with with the eggs in the pot. When it comes to a boil I remove from the heat and cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Then drain in cold water, crack the shells under the cold water. This way avoids the green ring around the yolk I used to get. So far so good with the peeling.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:39 AM
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the fresher the eggs the harder to peel also.
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