Peeling Fresh Eggs

Heidi Hunt
August/September 2005
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Many people have found that it is more difficult to peel farm-fresh hard-boiled eggs than to peel hard-boiled eggs from the grocery store. Don Schrider of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy offers this helpful tip: Boil the egg, drain the water from the pan, put the lid back on and give the pan a few shakes as if you were making popcorn (forward and back, as well as a little up and down). Next, add cold water to cover the eggs, let sit for one or two minutes, drain and peel. At this point, they should peel easily. Also, eggs that are seven to 10 days old will peel easier after boiling than very fresh eggs.


















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