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Hard-cooked eggs may be difficult to peel if they are very fresh. This is because an egg shrinks inside during storage, which pulls the inner membrane away from the inside of the shell. For this reason, a hard-cooked egg will peel more easily if it has been stored for one or two weeks before it is cooked.
After boiling, crackle the shell all over by tapping gently then hold under running water to make peeling easier. Eggs may be harder to peel if they are not cooked long enough.
Hard cooked eggs should be kept refrigerated and used within one week.
When boiling eggs, add baking soda to the water and you will always have easy-peel shells!! The baking soda changes the Ph of the water, causing a chemical reaction in the egg, making the shells slide off easier!!
When peeling a hard boiled egg crack the large end of the egg where the air pocket is. Then slip a spoon in between the shell and the egg with the concave side toward the egg. The spoon goes all around the egg and your fingers don't get poked with sharp pieces of egg shell.
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