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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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HELP!!!! Egg disaster!

WHY WON'T MY HARD BOILED EGGS LET ME PEEL THEM????????

My family is coming to stay the weekend for mothers day, and I'm trying to get tonights meal organized. I've got 12 lbs of my ribs all marinating in the fridge, the brownies are baked for the trifle, and I want to make deviled eggs but.................WHY WON'T MY EGGS LET ME PEEL THEM??? I've never had this problem before!

I've cooled them way down, and they are nice and cool, but when I go to peel them, the white of the egg just comes off with the shell, and they look all chopped!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 10:22 AM
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Not cooked enough? Cooked too much? I'd send hubby to the store for more eggs and start over again....


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 10:24 AM
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I don't know if that applies to undercooked, but I know it applies to overcooked!


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 10:26 AM
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Was there salt in the water? Did they cool all the way? Can you get to that little membrane between the shell and the egg? I peel under running water because if I get even the tiniest smidgen of eggshell in my food I won't be able to eat eggs again for 2 years!
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Thanks! I'm betting they are overcooked because they are cool enough. Looks like DH will have eggs for egg salad, and I'll be starting over.

On a side note............oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmm....does that trifle look yummy! I've never made one before! I made home made cheese cake brownies to put in it! DH is drooling already, so it may not make it to dessert!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 11:21 AM
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My SO taught me a good way to peel them without them breaking! (I break them ALL THE TIME!)

When they're cool, fill a bowl (big enough for your hand) w/cold water. Roll the egg with your palm, using a little pressure to break the shell. It's worked EVERY TIME with me! (even undercooking/overcooking them )

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Muzba and Kata are right. As soon as you take them off the heat, plunge them in cold water. Keep the water cold until the eggs are cold. They'll peel easily.

In addition, very fresh eggs are harder to peel.

Good luck. It will work. I've always done them this way.




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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2008, 03:36 PM
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Gently roll each egg on your kitchen countertop...just enough to crack the shell all the way around. Then, peel the eggs under running water from your kitchen faucet.

Works for me everytime.

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