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Tue Feb 3, 2015, 04:15 PM

To Peel an Egg

Found this while surfing, haven't tried it yet but it actually should work pretty well:

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Reply To Peel an Egg (Original post)
Warpy Feb 2015 OP
TeeYiYi Feb 2015 #1
Little Star Feb 2015 #2
Phentex Feb 2015 #3
Arkansas Granny Feb 2015 #4
BlueJazz Feb 2015 #7
trotsky Feb 2015 #5
cwydro Feb 2015 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2015 #8
summerschild Feb 2015 #9
trotsky Feb 2015 #10
Warpy Feb 2015 #11
justhanginon Feb 2015 #12
MrMickeysMom Feb 2015 #13
Glassunion Feb 2015 #15
Glassunion Feb 2015 #14
Behind the Aegis Feb 2015 #16
TeeYiYi Mar 2015 #17
hippywife Mar 2015 #18
Lars39 Mar 2015 #19
hippywife Mar 2015 #20
grasswire Mar 2015 #21
hippywife Mar 2015 #22
Jenoch Mar 2015 #23

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 04:29 PM

1. I don't have any eggs right now...

...but I love boiled eggs and plan to try this trick at my first opportunity.

Hopefully, another DUer will try out this method and report back...

TYY

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 04:36 PM

2. Thanks! I'll be using this hack. n/t

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 04:37 PM

3. I'll try it but

I'm skeptical.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 05:04 PM

4. I'll definitely try that.

My current method is to crack the shell all over, remove one end and then slide a teaspoon between the shell and the egg under running water. That works pretty well, but this looks even easier.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 07:39 PM

7. My current method is to crack the shell, pick off the pieces until the shell continues to stick..

 

...to the white/yoke...breaks up the whole egg ...curse up a storm...throw the whole disgusting mess into the trash.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 05:20 PM

5. Wow, I'm going to make some tonight just to test this! n/t

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 06:37 PM

6. I have my own chickens and

one thing I learned is that the fresher the egg, the harder to peel.

Thanks for this tip. Just made some, and I'm gonna try it out!

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 3, 2015, 11:15 PM

8. Hmm...I shake my eggs in the pan with the cover on and it helps

but doesn't come off as easy as that. Maybe it's the water that does it,

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 04:50 AM

9. After boiling, cover the eggs in the pan with ice cubes and water.

Let sit immersed in ice water for 5 minutes or so. (Or longer. I always seem to have
a lot of other things to be done.)

And peel away! The shell comes off without sticking to the egg.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 07:52 AM

10. Just following up...

While I did not get the amazing results shown in the video with my first two eggs, it definitely worked far better than the traditional crack, peel, 5-minute process. Thumbs up on this method from me.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 01:14 PM

11. Thanks!

I don't eat hard boiled eggs, just use them in salads if I cook for a crowd, so I didn't have a chance to test this before I posted it. It looked like something that should work, but we all know how that can go.

Thanks for the confirmation!

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:35 AM

12. I saw a video of using virtually the same method to peel garlic sans

the water. Separate into individual cloves, put them in a clean dry jar and shake the hell out of it. I usually smack the jar against the palm of my other hand also. Works pretty darn good and you don't have those elusive little garlic papers all over the kitchen. I now do this all the time since being a lover of the "stinking rose"I use a lot of fresh garlic.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 10:38 PM

13. The garlic thing works!

I've been using the glass jar and lid to shake garlic vigorously, and it de-flowers nicely so that I put my cloves away in fridge until ready to use in a recipe.

I must try the egg thing!

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 09:09 PM

15. Too much work... I use this method, it does take ten seconds.



Someone posted this on DU2 and I'd love to give them the credit, but I cannot recall who it was.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Feb 16, 2015, 09:06 PM

14. Step 1. Should be let the eggs sit for a week in the fridge.

They peel way easier than if you just brought them home.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Feb 17, 2015, 12:33 AM

16. It kinda works.

I have small hands so I had a difficult time, but it did make peeling MUCH, MUCH easier. My husband had a difficult time, but I suspect it has more to do with coordination (shhh...don't tell I said that!). I will likely try it again. I give this a solid "B".

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 07:43 PM

17. +1...

Just tried it. Not perfect but definitely easier than before.

TYY

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 05:52 AM

18. My husband tried this not long ago.

The water getting under the shell helped, but it still didn't work as well as he had hoped.

In all my years of dealing with boiled eggs and the aggravation of peeling, including having our own chickens for a while, I've found the only thing that sufficiently influences the ease of peeling is the age of the egg. The fresher the more difficult, while older ones have the time to allow for a wee bit of dehydration so the membrane between the albumen and the shell pulls away more easily.

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Response to hippywife (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:14 AM

19. Hi hippywife!

Glad to see you back! You've been sorely missed.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:50 AM

20. Hi, Lars39!

Glad to be back and to know I was missed as much as I've missed all of you, too.

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Response to hippywife (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:08 PM

21. Hippywife!

Wheeeee!

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Response to grasswire (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:58 PM

22. Hey you!



(My apologies to everyone. I considered starting a new thread to let everyone know I was back, but I thought it might come off as sort of egotistical. In retrospect, I guess I should have rather than have everyone's threads hijacked. )

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:42 PM

23. The key to easy peeling a hard cooked egg is not

 

about peeling technique or the age of the egg. The way to get a hard cooked egg is to steam them. I use one of those pasta inserts (that is never used for pasta). Put about an inch of water into the bottom of the kettle, cover and bring to a boil. Put a dozen large eggs, right out of the refrigerator, into the steamer basket (whatever kind you have) and put into the kettle, cover, set the heat to medium, and steam for about 13 minutes. Fill the kitchen sink with water, while leaving enough room for the steamer insert. At the end of cooking, immerse the steamer with cooked eggs into the water. Put some ice cubes on top of the eggs. Let the eggs cool for about five minutes then take them out and place on a kitchen towel to dry. Since I'm not going to eat them all at once, I put them back into the carton when cool and then using a Sharpie, I put a black mark on them to identify them.

These are extremely easy to peel without resorting to any tricks, plus there is never any green or gray on the edges of the yolk.

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