HARD BOILED EGGS....

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  1. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Does anyone have any idea's of how to peel a hard boiled egg cleanly......

    I have just peeled my eggs and most of the white has refused to come out and is stuck in the shell!!!

    I boiled my eggs for 10 minutes, then plunged them right into cold water until they were cold - then I rolled them gently to crack the shell, and the shell would not come away cleanly even when I tried to de-shell the eggs under water.

    What am I doing wrong? Any idea's anyone.
     
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    I do the same. Boil for 10, rinse in cold water for about 5 mins, then peel and they usually come away clean!
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    It's not working for me....I don't keep my eggs in the fridge, I wonder if that would have something to do with it?...
     
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    The freshness of the egg is the big factor here. The rule is the fresher the egg, the harder it is to peel.

    The 'membrane' just inside the shell is a bit saggier the older it gets so makes the shell slip off easier.

    It is the opposite of poaching them, which is best done when they are freshest.

    xxxx
     
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    I was going to say they sound fresh to me!
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    They are from my own chickens, so they are very fresh eggs.

    Also I boil my hard boiled eggs from cold water, I put the eggs in cold water with a bit of salt (to 'set' the egg if it crack's) then let them gently come up to boil, then as I have a ceramic hob I turn the ring off as the heat is retained, and then after 6-10 minutes (depending on size) I plunge them into cold water....

    Next time I am going to put them into boiling water and see how I get on.

    Many thank's for your advice ladies. X
     
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