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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

hard boiled eggs hard to peel?

Is there a trick to making hard boiled eggs easy to peel? Thanks for any help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    roll it on the counter top works every time

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eggs:- Peeling

    After boiling your eggs, drain them and put them into cold water, or run under the cold tap.

    1. Take one egg and tap on its end breaking into the shell, then tap it on the other end breaking into the shell.

    2. Now roll the egg shell on its side, on your counter to smash the shell up completely.

    3. Start by removing the shell at either end, making sure to get the inner membrane along with the shell itself.

    4. AND now carefully pull the remaining egg shell off easily and completely.

    No more hunt and pick trying to peel and boiled egg anymore. THE SECRET IS COOLING THEM then smashing the shells up completely.

    Older eggs will peel easier than fresh eggs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The ones that are easy to peel are not the freshest eggs. To hard boil, wait until the eggs have almost expired and then they'll be easier to peel. I had to do fresh ones in a pinch at Easter and the shell came off with chunks of the egg making them look all pock-marked and ugly. Shells from older eggs literally just peel off in two halves.

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  • Sarah
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    4 years ago

    If you want hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel, make sure they are several days old. New eggs do not peel easily. After eggs are boiled well, drain the eggs and fill the pot with cold water. You can aslo out some ice cubes in the water. Letting the eggs sit in the cold water until the eggs are completely cooled helps the papery membrane stick to the shell, instead of to the egg, and makes the egg easier to peel.

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  • 1 decade ago

    don't choose the freshest egg. wait the moisture to dehydrate. Then, boil the egg, the acidic substances in the yolk and substances make air pockets grow on the egg. Thus, once done, being easier to peel than a basic shrunken egg w/ a tighter shell.

    Source(s): wikipedia.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    well after theve cooked put them in a pot of cold water for 10 minutes to set them then roll the eggs on the countertop and then jut pull it off and rinse it or take the egg, tap it against the egde of a bowl untill there is a crack in it then make the crack go all the way around the egg and then pull it off

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  • 1 decade ago

    Roll em around on the counter so it cracks a little, then just peel from there.

    Source(s): Personal experience :)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Putting them in ice cold water normally works, but not always.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    right after boiling: rinse them in cold water =]

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  • 1 decade ago

    right after you boil them, dump them in ice water

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