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Hi all,

Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?

thanks,
charles.....


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On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 00:01:53 GMT, "***** charles"
> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
>some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
>correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
>proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?


I don't guarantee anything, but this is my method, and I have never
had a single problem peeling eggs.

1) Use eggs that are at least a week old. Fresh eggs don't peel well.

2) Set the eggs in a pan of cold water, so the water covers them.

3) Turn the burner on high and bring the water to a boil.

4) Cover the pot and *take the pot off the heat*.

5) Let the eggs sit for exactly twelve minutes.

6) Run under cold water until cool enough to handle.

7) Crack gently all around the shell and start peeling at the big end,
where the air bubble is -- if you get under the air bubble, sometimes
the whole peel will come off in one piece.

serene
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You need to use OLD eggs.

I know it sounds silly. But if you want to peel them easily, get them a
week before you need them. Plan ahead for devliled. My trick: when I'm
hard boiling and all that's in my fridge is farm-fresh eggs, I go to
7-11. Thier eggs sit there a while.

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In article >,
serene > wrote:
>
>I don't guarantee anything, but this is my method, and I have never
>had a single problem peeling eggs.
>
>1) Use eggs that are at least a week old. Fresh eggs don't peel well.


I don't recall having a problem with fresh eggs. For me, the trick
is to run them under sudden cold water immediately after boiling them.

-A
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On 2006-01-16, serene > wrote:

> 5) Let the eggs sit for exactly twelve minutes.


This will only work on eggs which are "large" or smaller. For extra
large and jumbo, the yolk will not be completely cooked.

> 6) Run under cold water until cool enough to handle.


Agreed. I usually go till egg is cold. Easy peel every time, old or
fresh.

nb


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On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 19:27:50 -0600, notbob > wrote:

>On 2006-01-16, serene > wrote:
>
>> 5) Let the eggs sit for exactly twelve minutes.

>
>This will only work on eggs which are "large" or smaller. For extra
>large and jumbo, the yolk will not be completely cooked.


*nod* I use medium (or sometimes, but rarely, large) eggs almost
exclusively.

serene
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On 15 Jan 2006 16:06:51 -0800, "Jude" > wrote:

>You need to use OLD eggs.
>
>I know it sounds silly. But if you want to peel them easily, get them a
>week before you need them. Plan ahead for devliled. My trick: when I'm
>hard boiling and all that's in my fridge is farm-fresh eggs, I go to
>7-11. Thier eggs sit there a while.


Also,, instead of "pecking" them around on the table or counter...
Have it in the palm of your hand, slightly break shell as it contacts
counter, then roll the egg forward along the counter... while it rolls
under the palm of your hand..
chuck (in SC)
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Chuck wrote on 16 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking

> On 15 Jan 2006 16:06:51 -0800, "Jude" > wrote:
>
> >You need to use OLD eggs.
> >
> >I know it sounds silly. But if you want to peel them easily, get them

a
> >week before you need them. Plan ahead for devliled. My trick: when I'm
> >hard boiling and all that's in my fridge is farm-fresh eggs, I go to
> >7-11. Thier eggs sit there a while.

>
> Also,, instead of "pecking" them around on the table or counter...
> Have it in the palm of your hand, slightly break shell as it contacts
> counter, then roll the egg forward along the counter... while it rolls
> under the palm of your hand..
> chuck (in SC)
>


I have found that making my hard boiled eggs in a steamer helps too.
Google the thread using Hahabogus as the Author (I change my nick every
couple yrs). This was tested and verified by others and it did help.

--
The eyes are the mirrors....
But the ears...Ah the ears.
The ears keep the hat up.


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On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:06:30 -0800, serene >
wrote:

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>1) Use eggs that are at least a week old. Fresh eggs don't peel well.


That was gonna be my contribution. I once tried boiling eggs I'd
gathered 10 minutes earlier--the freshest you can get are the ones
you fight the hen for--and those REALLY didn't peel.
(of course, I was like 12yo then)

--
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"It's come as you are, baby."

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***** charles wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
> some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
> correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
> proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?
>
> thanks,
> charles.....
>
>

I have read that it helps to add a splash of vinegar to the boiling
water. But I haven't tried that method yet.
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In article >,
jake > wrote:
>I have read that it helps to add a splash of vinegar to the boiling
>water. But I haven't tried that method yet.


Actually, that might work. The vinegar causes the egg white to
bind to itself and coagulate, possibly away from the shell membrane.

If you put a splash of vinegar in the water before making poached
eggs, you'll find that the egg white doesn't flow all over the place
but hangs together better.

-A
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On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 00:01:53 GMT, "***** charles"
> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
>some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
>correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
>proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?
>
>thanks,
>charles.....


I used to work in a restaurant where we peeled many hard boiled eggs
each day.
We couldn't afford the time to keep them for a week first, so here's
the secret:
After they are done, remove from the hot water, then crack the shell
in several places by dropping them on the bench.

Place in very cold water for 10-15 mins. The water soaks through the
cracked shell and surrounds the membrane making even fresh eggs easy
to peel.

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serene wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 00:01:53 GMT, "***** charles"
> > wrote:
>
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
> >some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
> >correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
> >proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?

>
> I don't guarantee anything, but this is my method, and I have never
> had a single problem peeling eggs.
>
> 1) Use eggs that are at least a week old. Fresh eggs don't peel well.


what a load of bullfunky
it's all in how you break it up before the peeling starts

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On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, ***** charles wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
> some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
> correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
> proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?
>
> thanks,
> charles.....
>


You're going to get dozens of answers - all of them different.
So, here's mine.

Eggs come in 4 parts: The yolk, the white, the sac that holds them both,
and the shell.

When you boil an egg, the white congeals around the yolk and they expand
inside the "sac" (membrane might be a better word). The sac expands (as
does the shell) and moves away from the white and toward the shell (this
is the air that is trapped inside).

Once the eggs are "done", if the hot water is poured off and cold water is
added to the pot (set the pot in the sink), there is a brief window of
time that the "sac" will adhere to the shell.

As the cold water is going into the pot, crack All the eggs (gently tap
them against the inside of the sink- both end and all sides) and drop back
into the cold water. Work quickly. Once all eggs are well cracked, begin
to peel before the sac-lined shell contracts and adheres to the white.

The eggs will slip right out of their shells.

If you have one that "sticks" it is probably because it had a crack or
puncture in the shell and the air was pushed out as it cooked and the
insides expanded, but the "sac" and the shell didn't as much as it would
have.

Eggs will also peel totally cold better than they will partially
cooled. A warm inside and a much cooler outside creates a kind of "vacuum
seal" adhereing the sac to the shell and both to the white.

Elaine, too

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"abRokeNegRo" > wrote in message
ups.com...
>
> serene wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 00:01:53 GMT, "***** charles"
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >Hi all,
> > >
> > >Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
> > >some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
> > >correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
> > >proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?

> >
> > I don't guarantee anything, but this is my method, and I have never
> > had a single problem peeling eggs.
> >
> > 1) Use eggs that are at least a week old. Fresh eggs don't peel well.

>
> what a load of bullfunky
> it's all in how you break it up before the peeling starts
>


Yes, but it helps if you add a good bit of salt to the water
when you boil them. It makes the shells harder. Or something.
BTW, best method for hard boiled eggs: put the eggs in
cold water, add salt, bring to a boil, cover, remove from
heat and let them sit for 20 minutes. They don't have that
weird greeny stuff on the yolk that way.


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axlq wrote:
> In article >,
> jake > wrote:
> >I have read that it helps to add a splash of vinegar to the boiling
> >water. But I haven't tried that method yet.

>
> Actually, that might work. The vinegar causes the egg white to
> bind to itself and coagulate, possibly away from the shell membrane.


Actually, that might solve your shell problem entirely if you use too
much vinegar<g>. It won't do anything to the whites of the eggs you
are hard boiling, but the shell will leach away and become thinner.
This might be a good thing if you can get under the membrane just
beneath the shell. Otherwise, you'll be adding calcium to your diet
since the thinned shell is almost impossible to entirely get rid of.

maxine in ri



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"jake" > wrote in message
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> > What if you just put them in the cold water? Will the shell crack
> > enough on its own due to thermal stress?
> >
> > --Blair
> >

> I don't know what thermal stress is.


He means the sort of stress that will crack a hot glass if you
pour ice-cold water into it - but I doubt that this is going to happen
with the egg, for the same reason that makes a wine glass less
likely to crack in such a scenario as opposed to a heavy beer
stein. A thin shell of material with low thermal mass is relatively
easy to change temperature in THROUGHOUT - it will not
experience the sort of stress that a thick material which will
retain a lot of heat (and so can wind up with a "cold outside" and
a "hot inside," or vice-versa) is going to see.

Bob M.


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Charles,
When I saw the header, I thought you wrote feel funny. Sorry, my bad.

Cheers,
Chuck Kopsho
Oceanside, California

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And then there's this thing:

http://www.rkdm.com/eggstractor/

--Blair

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>
> He means the sort of stress that will crack a hot glass if you
> pour ice-cold water into it - but I doubt that this is going to happen
> with the egg, for the same reason that makes a wine glass less
> likely to crack in such a scenario as opposed to a heavy beer
> stein. A thin shell of material with low thermal mass is relatively
> easy to change temperature in THROUGHOUT - it will not
> experience the sort of stress that a thick material which will
> retain a lot of heat (and so can wind up with a "cold outside" and
> a "hot inside," or vice-versa) is going to see.
>


Thank you for the explanation. I too, doubt that it would affect eggs.
But I haven't tested it.


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Hard boiled eggs requires OLD eggs. If you do them often have them set
aside in the frig so that they are at least 2-weeks old before bringing to a
boil, covering, shutting off the heat and timing 18-minutes. Place in a
bowl of ice water. The egg shells will all peel to perfection and will be
soft and not rubbery from over boiling.

Dennis
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> Hi all,
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> Why do some eggs after being hard boiled peel real eazy and
> some other eggs peel off in small little clumps. What is the
> correct proceedure for peeling eggs? If one uses the correct
> proceedure, does that gaurantee an easy peeling egg?
>
> thanks,
> charles.....
>
>



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