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Old 05-29-2007, 06:46 PM   #11
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Pytn, I do the same. I was told that adding salt to the water helps to get the shell off easily and adding vinegar to the water keeps the eggs "together" in case they crack while boiling.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:39 AM   #12
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Actually the salt thing has nothing to do with shelling. It does the same thing vinegar would. keeps eg "together", nothing else.

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Old 05-30-2007, 01:45 PM   #13
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All that I know is that my egg shells come off easily when I salt the H20 and when I forget to salt the water the shell stick in an annoying way.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. I always wash the eggs anyway after I collect them ( considering where they came from :p ). Also, sometimes I dont collect them everyday, so they do sit outside, and were not dying here in New York either. I will try the letting sit for a week or 2 so they are not as ' fresh' to see if it works. I have nothing to lose, and plenty of eggs to experiment with. What is strange, is that we have 2 varieties of chickens. One has brown eggs, the other blue. And it seems the browns are easier to peel than the blue. Anyway, thanks again,

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:37 AM   #15
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I just accidently came across this site when I was looking at some julia child stories.

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Old 06-01-2007, 12:04 PM   #16
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Julia had more than one method. I have a version from a magaxzine article where she tells you to fill the pan with hot tap water, bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

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