01-07-2015, 02:16 PM
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I love boiled eggs and I have the perfect way to boil them where they come out just right. The problem lies in how to peel the darn thing. Sometimes the shell comes off perfectly. Most of the time its pick, pick, pick and the egg white is stuck to the shell. I normally peel under running cool water...it's hit and miss. Then I've heard about using older eggs.

Can you peel an egg without losing the egg white? If so, how?

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 01-07-2015, 02:23 PM
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Don't peel under cold water, leave in cold water. For ten minutes if possible, then take out of cold water and peel.

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 01-07-2015, 02:24 PM
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After it's done boiling, given it a gentle tap to break the shell, place in cold water for a few minutes to stop it from cooking. The cracked shell allows water to get between the egg and shell.

When you eventually go to eat it, the shell should come off easier. I find the water getting under the skin immediately after it cooks helps it to peel easier.

Doesn't work all the time but works better then not doing it....at least for me.

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 01-07-2015, 02:32 PM
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 01-07-2015, 02:33 PM
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As stated above let sit in cold water. The colder the better! The heat causes the egg to slightly expand in the shell while the cold causes it to contract slightly making it easier to separate from the shell. I sometimes throw some ice cubes in the cold water I set my eggs in.

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 01-07-2015, 02:57 PM
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After cooking I place in an ice bath. I let them sit in the water until cool. Normally I'll just put them back into the frig until I'm ready to eat one. It might be a few hours or a few days. Bruce, is the technique you stated good for a few days later?

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 01-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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(01-07-2015, 02:57 PM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: After cooking I place in an ice bath. I let them sit in the water until cool. Normally I'll just put them back into the frig until I'm ready to eat one. It might be a few hours or a few days. Bruce, is the technique you stated good for a few days later?
In have found it works for that. I rarely eat them the same day as I don't like them warm. They have to be fresh out of the fridge for me to eat them.

And I'll never eat one from a salad bar or breakfast bar at a hotel. Not sure why, it just grosses me out.

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 01-07-2015, 03:43 PM
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i can peel eggs perfectly every time: let them be room temperature before you boil them Smile

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 01-07-2015, 03:52 PM
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(01-07-2015, 03:43 PM)tonsorius Wrote: i can peel eggs perfectly every time: let them be room temperature before you boil them Smile

I'll try that.

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 01-07-2015, 03:56 PM
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all this talk about boneless chicken dinners makes me hungry.

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 01-07-2015, 04:24 PM
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Some say that adding baking soda to the water helps. Others have tested this tip and found that it doesn't make a difference.

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 01-07-2015, 04:58 PM
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A tablespoon of vinegar. But if the are fresh they just won't peel easy.

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 01-07-2015, 06:17 PM
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(01-07-2015, 04:58 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: A tablespoon of vinegar. But if the are fresh they just won't peel easy.

That's what I've been told...I don't remember who, but that's what I was told. It was probably Martha Stewart, but it could have been the Galloping Gourmet. BiggrinLaughing1

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 01-07-2015, 06:21 PM
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The Galloping Goumet! Young man, you are giving away your age. I used to love watching his show. Smile

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 01-07-2015, 06:39 PM
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(01-07-2015, 06:21 PM)freddy Wrote: The Galloping Goumet! Young man, you are giving away your age. I used to love watching his show. Smile

Ha, yeah. Maybe it was the Frugal Gourmet.Laughing1

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 01-07-2015, 06:58 PM
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This is the best article I've ever read on what works and what doesn't for peeling hard boiled eggs.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/05/the-s...-eggs.html

I was skeptical but after I tried it the first time I've never cooked hard boiled eggs any other way.

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 01-07-2015, 07:20 PM
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Thanks ShawnBiggrin

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 01-07-2015, 07:25 PM
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Your're welcome.

Try it Aaron, it really works.

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 01-07-2015, 07:41 PM
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so, it's about putting the egg in boiling water?

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 01-08-2015, 06:07 AM
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Marius, that method has worked better than any other method that I've tried if you want easy to peel hard boiled eggs.

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