Prepping hard boiled eggs without the shell sticking....

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    Prepping hard boiled eggs without the shell sticking....


    This is very stupid but how do you guys boil your eggs without having the shell sticfk.... ive tried a bunch of ways but they stick all the time....

    Feel like a tard but i had to ask...............

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    Well personally I don't do the boiled egg thing.. but I will bump this for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by good_guye28
    This is very stupid but how do you guys boil your eggs without having the shell sticfk.... ive tried a bunch of ways but they stick all the time....

    Feel like a tard but i had to ask...............
    I put them straight into ice water from the pot and let them cool off for 10-15 minutes. When I peel them, I crack the tip of the blunt end, seems like there's always a hollow area under the shell there. I also try to keep the shell together some as I peel it, and try not to use my fingernails. Finesse the shell and membrane off the egg, if that makes sense at all!
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    that is right about the hollow spot under the blunt end of the egg..
    check out the picture here of a raw egg
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/sub...el/chickenegg/
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    do you put the eggs in to the boiling water or do you bring the water to a boil with the eggs in the pan and also how long do ya boil?????

    thanks again
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    I bring the water to a boil with the eggs in it. Normally a 15 minute boil but going to 20 makes things a breeze. Then take the pot to the sink, rinse briefly in icey water until they are cooled enough to handle. Tap on a counter, at the blunt end, like intv and then just brush off the shells. Normally they'll come off as one or two large chunks just by pressing against it, and rubbing the shell off, not picking at it.
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    Some salt in the water helps.
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    I put a ****load of salt in the water, then bring the water to a boil with the eggs in there. Cook about 15 minutes, then I immediately run them under cold water. This combo works very well & the shells peel away easily in large pieces. I cook up to 36 at at a time this way.
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    you can try this too...poke a hole in the egg with a pin (this will stop the yolk from being green if anyone ever gets that)

    also if you bring the water to a boil with the eggs in it, then turn it off about a minute after it boils then let them sit..this will prevent it from over cooking..let em sit in the hot water (covered) for like 10 minutes

    also note that the freshness of the eggs has a lot to do with whether the shell sticks or not..

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    i was going nuts with this question. i think it was goodegg.com? stated that if eggs are super fresh, the shell membrane does stick. they need to be like at least a week old.
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    Hamper, if the yolk turns green - it means that you over cooked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sikdogg
    Hamper, if the yolk turns green - it means that you over cooked it.

    yeah you are right...but by poking a hole in them you allow the gasses that cause the reaction to escape..so there is less of a chance of green yolk if overcooked...

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_c...702229,00.html

    funny how hard it is to boil eggs..lol

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    If you poke a hole thru it, won't the egg leak out like when one gets a crack??
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    it won't leak..I mean you are only using a pin..a regular one...not an 18 guage or anything...just a regular sowing needle and your good...its basically enough for the gas to come out..maybe some of the membrane that is like stuck to the inner shell but nothing major...all 7 grams or so of protein will be there..

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    Has anyone bought that accordian looking thingie off the infomercial for peeling hard boiled eggs? It looks like a total POS, but am interested in knowing if anybody bit the bullet and bought it.

    ~Todd
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatortodd
    Has anyone bought that accordian looking thingie off the infomercial for peeling hard boiled eggs? It looks like a total POS, but am interested in knowing if anybody bit the bullet and bought it.

    ~Todd
    That's my next try!

    I have JUST got my microwave boiled egg maker. (Only cooks four at a time
    ) I works good and the shell never sticks.

    The accordian dohicky is next!
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    MY g-ma bought one,they work great, good for adding protein to a salad.
    i always hit my eggs on the counter till there all cracked then peel....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatortodd
    Has anyone bought that accordian looking thingie off the infomercial for peeling hard boiled eggs? It looks like a total POS, but am interested in knowing if anybody bit the bullet and bought it.

    ~Todd
    The "EGGSTRACTOR" looks like the bomb.
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