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Hard cooked eggs

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Santa CruZin, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Santa CruZin

    Santa CruZin RIP Mr. Mayor

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    Why is it when I hard boil and then cold-water cool eggs, sometimes the shell slides right off in a few pieces when I crack it, and other times it sticks to the egg white like glue, coming off in a million tiny pieces?

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  2. Dainbramage

    Dainbramage

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    My wife is Russian. She knows these things. She says when it does not peel easily it is because the eggs are too fresh. We have chickens and boil eggs only after they are a few days old. I hope she is correct.
     

  3. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Yep, that is it. I try to keep an extra dozen eggs on hand so I always have some a few days old to boil ;)

    Guys, I got this tip from Racheal Ray ;e
     
  4. kneeoh

    kneeoh Dammit Jim!

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    mmmmm..... eggs..........mmmmmm











    mmmmm........ Rachael Ray.........mmmmmmm;)
     
  5. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    Santa, until recently, that's been a mystery to me for most of my life!
    But that's it... Too fresh...

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  6. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

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    I got an eggstractor like the one on TV at Target. It works just like it shows and makes peeling effortless.
    When I used to peel eggs, half of them looked like they went through a war.
     
  7. lonewolf28152

    lonewolf28152

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    My girlfriend and I were just talking about this the other night. The last couple of times we boiled eggs for a saled and tried to peel them the eggs didn't look like eggs. Wait until I tell her that we have to let the eggs sit out in the sun for three days before we can boil them!!;f