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Old 11-10-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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I put this on the thread that was asking, "what do you use a teaspoon for"
After the eggs are cooked and there are a TON of ways to cook an egg,
I crack the shell completely all around. Then wet a teaspoon, a table spoon, not a measuring spoon. At large end of the egg, I'll slip the spoon under the shell and under the thin membrane between the shell and the egg, then roll the spoon around the egg thus removing the shell with no or a minimum of damage to the white of the egg. As you know, fresh eggs are very hard to peel without tearing up the white.

Here is another web page on EGGS:

http://www.aeb.org/eggcyclopedia/main_frame_page.html

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pretty close to my method. it works every time. i don't however wet the spoon. start in water, when comes to a boil, take off flame, let sit for ten or fifteen minutes. plunge into ice water. then smash egg shell slightly, put spoon between peel and egg. turn spoon upside down first. off it comes, slick as a whistle.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:27 AM   #12
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pretty close to my method. it works every time. i don't however wet the spoon. start in water, when comes to a boil, take off flame, let sit for ten or fifteen minutes. plunge into ice water. then smash egg shell slightly, put spoon between peel and egg. turn spoon upside down first. off it comes, slick as a whistle.

I use your boil and set method!

I believe the eggs are tender and not rubbery when I use this method.

It also saves gas and does not heat up the kitchen as much in the Summer months.

Maybe I'll make some egg and olive for lunch and a Dirty Martini
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #13
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I use your boil and set method!

I believe the eggs are tender and not rubbery when I use this method.

It also saves gas and does not heat up the kitchen as much in the Summer months.

Maybe I'll make some egg and olive for lunch and a Dirty Martini
One more who uses the boil and set method. I add a lot of salt to the water. It seems to make cracks in shells "heal". We usually boil a dozen and a half eggs at a time, so they last a while and we prefer them to have whole, uncracked shells for storing.

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:52 PM   #14
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A friend who had worked in catering told me to salt the water to make peeling easy. It works!

It also helps to put cold eggs in cold water to prevent cracking.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:11 PM   #15
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Holy hannah! What an old thread! Nice to see some old names again though.

Hope you get your eggs peeled guys! I've found that the fresher the egg, the tougher they are to peel. I've also heard that a tbsp of vinegar in your boiling water will help too.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:27 AM   #16
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Eggs are porous. The fresher the egg, the harder to peel. When boiling fresh eggs, the advice is either cure the eggs in the fridge for 3 weeks OR add vinegar and salt to the water. Have the eggs at room temp. Put them in the water and bring to boil (with the salt 2-3T and vinegar--big slug). Once the water comes to a boil, set for 18 minutes. Drain, cover with super cold water for 5 minutes, then crack the eggs againt the pan and cover again for a few minutes with cold water. Works every time and remember I'm dealing with FRESH eggs.
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So people I bought 6 plastic containers to make HB eggs. You rub the inside with a pam like spray on a paper towel or brush on some veggie oil. break you egg and put it into the container, put on the top and then boil in a pan of water for let's see if it's a large egg 19-20 min. Will give this a try this morning and see how the containers work.
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So people I bought 6 plastic containers to make HB eggs. You rub the inside with a pam like spray on a paper towel or brush on some veggie oil. break you egg and put it into the container, put on the top and then boil in a pan of water for let's see if it's a large egg 19-20 min. Will give this a try this morning and see how the containers work.
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Are those the "Eggies?" Shrek got some of those and they were horrible. they leaked all over the pan.
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Are those the "Eggies?" Shrek got some of those and they were horrible. they leaked all over the pan.
Yep got the eggies. No problem with them leaking, they just take time to cool down and the shape is not the greatest but hey I love deviled but hate peeling sooooo eggies it is.
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Yep got the eggies. No problem with them leaking, they just take time to cool down and the shape is not the greatest but hey I love deviled but hate peeling sooooo eggies it is.
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I'm glad they worked for you. I have a feeling if I had used them, that we would have gotten better results, but Shrek tried them while I was at work and he had tossed everything by the time I got home.
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