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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Kellee-Jo
8/31/2008 11:09:26 AM
I got this tip from my teacher who grew up on a farm in Penn. Poke a hole in the end of the egg, I used my earring just 'popped' it in, then boiled the day old eggs... ( I did add som vinager to the water too) and then let them cool in the water, and VOILA! it worked! YEAY!!

GREG HACKNEY
10/15/2005 12:00:00 AM
I punch a hole w/ a pushpin or knife into the large end of my boiled eggs before boiling, it keeps them from becoming egg drop soup, fresh eggs or not.








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