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Old 11-16-2015, 06:45 AM
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Default Hard boiled eggs....Ugggggg!

Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong. Seems so stupid that at 41 years old I can't boil a friggin egg. I have followed instructions found on the cooking websites to the T and still.

When I peel the egg the shell comes off in tiny fragments and takes some of the egg white with it. It's a total mess and I end up getting frustrated and throwing the egg away and trying another one.

Here is the part that drives me crazy. I will buy a dozen eggs and boil them all. The entire dozen. Of the 12 eggs maybe 4 or 5 will come out good meaning I can easily peel the egg and the shell comes off with ease and in large sections. How is it some of the eggs come out good and the rest don't? As far as the eggs being cooked, perfect no matter how hard it is to peel. The whites are nice and firm and the yolk is perfect, not soft and gooey and not green. Perfect yellow and crumbly.

Here is the cooking method I am using.....

Put cold eggs in cold water in the pot. Cold water meaning the water from the tap, not refrigerated or anything. I put a little vinegar in the water and a little salt.

The eggs are fully submerged with about an inch of water between the top of the egg and the surface of the water.

Put pot on burner, electric, and put burner on high. Bring water to rapid boil and the moment it starts to rapid boil I shut the burner off and leave the pot on the burner (off) for 10 minutes.

Then I take the pot to the sink and run cold water from the sink into the pot to cool it down. Then I put a little ice in the water to cool them and stop the cooking.

What am I doing wrong? Dammit....this is so stupid that I can't boil friggin eggs but I like eating boiled eggs. I eat a couple a day and so does my wife so we boil about a dozen a week.

Help me with this unbelievably stupid problem. LOL
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Rolling boil, drop eggs in 8 min the to ice bath
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I believe older eggs peel easier.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:51 AM
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I drop them in boiling water for 10 mins.No issues.
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:11 AM
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I have same issue on some eggs...not all, but some. Something is definitely weird because I never had that issue growing up.

I thought I read somewhere that putting in a bit of baking soda in water helps so I do that. I think it works better, but sometimes still have issue. Sucks because sometime, I end up throwing away a good bit of the damn egg.
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I do 11 min in boiling water then move them immediately to ice water. Also put them in one at a time with a spoon as to not crack the shell when you drop them in the water.
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Let your wimmin do it.
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I put eggs in pot and fill until water just covers, leaving some of the egg exposed. Boil gently for 10 mins. Rinse and cover with cold water. I peel them under running cold water. Never have a problem even with brown eggs.
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post

No effin way! Have you tried that thing bluff?
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Originally Posted by mitchell master View Post
Let your wimmin do it.
That's my method.
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http://www.epicurious.com/expert-adv...?mbid=synd_fox
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:24 AM
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A couple tablespoons of Vinegar also make them peel easier.

But from boil quickly to the ice bath. Then empty the water, put the lid on the pot, hold tight and shake it vigorously until they are all broken everywhere...I mean all over.

Then peal your dozen eggs in a matter of seconds.
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Originally Posted by BIGnUGLY View Post
No effin way! Have you tried that thing bluff?

yes, they work most of the time...more so than manually peeling
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
I believe older eggs peel easier.
That's the secret to easier peeling, use older eggs.
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ive noticed that after a day, the eggs get much easier to peel. 8-10 minutes in salted water then into the ice bath.
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Put eggs and tap water in pot, leave a little egg above the water. Bring to boil, turn to simmer for 12 minutes, immediately put in a bowl of water with lots of ice.
Also something weird, just read that hard boiled eggs don't keep as long as uncooked eggs. About 7 days storage, the boiling does something to the egg that makes it spoil quicker.
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Rolling boil, drop eggs in 8 min the to ice bath
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Put the eggs in a pot with cold water..bring to a boil..after 1 minutes of boiling shut off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes..allow to cool then peal.
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Use back of paring knife to crack the egg, use said paring knife to cut the egg in half, scoop out tasty egg with a spoon and enjoy.
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