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Old 05-15-2018, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default I Love Eggs, how do you peel them.

We use lots of eggs as sides etc .
Peeling when boiled is always an adventure in our houshold.
Do any of you have a sure fired peeling tip?
Any of you have a stunning egg side?
Our eggs are sourced freeranging ,usually from a ma and pa little farm.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:30 AM   #2
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I use a large pot with a steamer basket, 13 minutes of steam plunge eggs into large bowl with ice and water let cool down. Eggs peel very easy
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:34 AM   #3
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Similar method, boil for ten minutes then plunge into ice water.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:44 AM   #4
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Same cooking methods as above, however I will say that the fresher the eggs the harder they are to peel. If you use eggs that are a couple of weeks old they will peel much easier.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:48 AM   #5
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Get a pot of water to a rolling boil.
Remove eggs from refrigerator and lower them into water with a slotted spoon.
Boil for 10 min.
Turn off fire and rest for 8-10 min.
Pour off water and fill pot with COLD water.
Rest for 5 min.
Drain, then shake pot to crack eggs.
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Sometimes the shell just slips right off.
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Like it was said, the fresher eggs are harder to peel. The trick is a tablespoon of baking soda in the water to change the pH. It helps separate the lining inside. Seems to work great for us here.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:13 AM   #7
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ive done every trick possible and they all work some of the time. That was until I got an instant pot. Every egg that comes out of that thing is the easiest egg to peel. Its worth the 100 bucks just for eggs.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:01 AM   #9
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+1 for the instant pot. 3 minutes gives you soft boiled, 4 gives you medium and 5 gives you hard boiled. Easiest eggs you will ever peel, Everytime.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:11 AM   #10
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After the eggs have been cooked and cooled, while slightly covered with cold water, shake the pot to crack the eggs, the water will help to keep the inner membrane viscous and the shell will slide off 90% of the time. You may get a rare stubborn one, but just let it sit in the water a little longer and it will free itself.

I also start my peel from the larger end of the egg where the air bubble was. Once the membrane is lubricated with water it's an easy peel.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:27 AM   #11
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Default Excellent Article by Thermoworks on Hard Boiled Eggs

See Item 4 on Pg 9 - Steaming.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:12 AM   #12
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I always cook mine in my Instant Pot. I've tried other methods, but they peel the easiest this way. Just roll on the counter to break the shell and it peels off in two big pieces.
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Start them in boiling water.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:24 AM   #14
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Another vote for the instant pot. Of all the methods I have tried, the instant pot is the most consistent and makes eggs easiest to peel.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:47 AM   #15
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I just Tell my Wife to do it......... ......................So we don’t get eggs very often........
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