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SUNRISE14 Posts: 5,216
4/19/12 10:31 A


STURNAGE66 Posts: 13
4/13/12 7:34 A

I read an article the other day that said to bake your eggs. Put them in muffin pan and bake for 30 minutes. Said the yolk is not dry and white is not rubbery. Peel alot easier also. I have not tried this, but I plan to do some this weekend. I will let you know how they turn out...

OLDOLGA Posts: 191
4/8/12 12:19 A

i just saw something about to tell how fresh they are. i agree that older eggs are the trick for peeling.

get your pot and place your eggs in the bottom. fill to one inch cold water over the eggs. the eggs that stay in the bottom are fresh. the ones that stand on their ends are a bit older and are good for peeling. if you have eggs that float give them a toss-they're too old to eat.

EBONYSOL Posts: 2,384
4/7/12 11:04 A

Wow! I have learnt a lot about boiling eggs from this post. Will have to try some of the various tips. Thx everyone.

MRSLAPORTE SparkPoints: (842)
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3/20/12 10:51 P

I agree with those who said age of eggs matters as well. Salt in the water helps eggs not break out of their shells too much.

TAMOSQUITO Posts: 1,090
3/20/12 9:04 P

Honestly, I had tried all the tricks, I think, but none of them were guaranteed. I got an egg cooker for Christmas (West Bend brand, I think). I've used old and new eggs in it, and so far they have always peeled beautifully. I don't know if it's the steaming of the eggs that does it instead of boiling them, or what.

3/19/12 7:51 P

I have always used the put in ice water immediately method to getting the shells off and it works great. Tonight I tried to make the hard cooked eggs in the oven per an Alton Brown recipe I saw. I worked great and is so easy for a large quantity of eggs. You can do up to 4 dozen. Just preheat oven to 325, place eggs right on rack in center of oven, place a pan on the rack below them just incase. Bake for 30 min. Remove from oven and place in a bowl of uce water This worked great I did about a dozen eggs. Not a single crack. I will definately use this method when I have to cook several dozen before Easter.

FITNAPTURAL SparkPoints: (78,159)
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3/19/12 3:08 A

this is all very interesting! My mom always told me to just put a little salt in the water...I'll definitely have to incorporate some of these techniques. Thanks everyone!

LOGANH3101 Posts: 1
3/17/12 2:23 P

Add a pinch of salt to the water and the shell will slip off.

DONNARAEJ SparkPoints: (0)
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3/12/12 8:41 P

I have finally found what works, on another SP message board. Add about a teaspoon of baking soda to the water that you cook the eggs in. The peels come right off, even eggs that have been refrigerated for a few days. I was amazed that this worked; I have tried everything for many years, and this is the first thing that worked (for me).

KENDALL68 Posts: 72
3/12/12 6:09 P

I agree with the advice about older eggs but if you have fresh eggs, hard boil them like normal. when they are done cooking put the pot in the sink and start running cool water into the pot until the water is cool enough to reach into. Then take each egg out and crack the shell and put them back in the cool water for about 15 minutes. (I usually just lift each egg and drop it back into the pot from about an arm's height- the water gets into the cracks and makes peeling the egg much easier.

NIKKIMASON101 SparkPoints: (48,710)
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3/12/12 8:45 A

when you're done cooking the eggs, running them under cold water and putting ice cubes with them helps!

3/12/12 3:26 A

dont forget that if u take the eggs out of ur fridge n put them straight into boiling water, they will crack :( place ur eggs in an empty pot and add cold water till the top of the eggs and then place it on the burner to boil.

3/12/12 3:22 A

if you use older eggs they peel better.... also, if you get a giant bowl, fill with cold water and add a bunch of icecubes so its freezing cold water, the quickly move ur eggs from the boiling water (after boiling them for 15mins) to the ice cold, it shocks the egg and shrinks away from the shell.

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
3/5/12 3:55 P

I definitely agree with Mandy about using older eggs. If I know that I will be making hardboiled eggs that I want to come out nice (like for deviled eggs) I'll buy them at least a week in advance. Then when I cook them I also add some white vinegar to the water which also helps. Then my process for cooking them is to put the eggs in the pot with cold water, let it come up to a rolling boil, turn off the heat and cover. I let the eggs sit for 15 - 20 minutes and then rinse under cold water. Except for one or two stubborn ones, they peel like a dream!

LLAMPTON SparkPoints: (0)
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3/4/12 12:06 P

This is a trick my mom taught me:

Start the eggs in cold water; bring up to a rolling boil on about medium-high heat and boil for a couple minutes. Then turn the heat off, put the lid on the pot and let the eggs sit for about 15 minutes.

Rinse the eggs well in cold water for several minutes, then let them sit out on the counter until mostly cool. Then crack on the counter and roll them gently back and forth and peel under running cold water...the shells come off perfect every time :-)

MANDYJ73 Posts: 310
3/4/12 10:43 A

use older eggs. this is a fact... it really works.

3/4/12 8:57 A

I use Betty Crocker's egg instructions, but I don't know how they affect peeling. To make peeling easier you can roll the egg on the counter with light pressure to get it cracked all over. Then it should come off pretty easily. :)

LEVERB66 Posts: 490
3/4/12 8:38 A

How do you cook so that the shell comes off easily?

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