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Old 05-08-2004, 03:10 AM   #11
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Jovin it's the opposite problem...your eggs are too new not too old...try keeping them a week. It will help..promise!
Do you mean to say that when I bought them at the grocery store the other day that some chickie had just got off that egg before I went into the store? Wow! It's hard to believe that you can actually buy eggs that are THAT fresh!

Well thanks for that info, and I'm passing it on to my cousin who hasn't had any answers for me either on that subject.

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Old 05-08-2004, 04:22 AM   #12
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Jovin, here's what I do--------Bring eggs to a boil-------cover pot and turn off stove--------let stand for 5 min.---------take pot to sink and carefully drain water-------then cover pot and give it a shake to crack the shells-------and voila----shelled eggs......Linaka
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:12 AM   #13
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Well, listen Linaka, if this is the Hawaiian way of doing it, I'M DOING IT! It's the closest I'll get to anything Hawaiian.

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Old 05-08-2004, 09:18 AM   #14
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Jovin, here's what I do--------Bring eggs to a boil-------cover pot and turn off stove--------let stand for 5 min.---------take pot to sink and carefully drain water-------then cover pot and give it a shake to crack the shells-------and voila----shelled eggs......Linaka
Questions: Do you start with the eggs already in the pot in cold water, and then bring them to a boil?
Do you put salt in the water too?

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Old 05-08-2004, 09:59 AM   #15
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I put them in cold water and bring to A boil, then turn off heat and cover. It has to do with bringing the temp of the whole egg up. You could imagine dropping A cold egg into boiling water- the outside would cook and get rubbery, while the inside is soft. I use alot of salt in the water also- not really sure if this works, but I just add some :?: Some people swear by using cooking oil in the water. As stated previously, after there done and drained, shake em in the pan to crack, then emerse into very chilly water. I think the cold water can get underneath the shell to make for easy peeling. This seems to work the best from my experiment's when my 2 kids and I went thru the "hard boiled egg addiction-after school- every day for A snack" period awhile ago.
A little salt & pepper, and A splash of Tabasco!!mmmm.
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Old 05-08-2004, 10:17 AM   #16
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Well, MJ...I guess I was doing things pretty much the right way...putting them in cold water, sometimes with salt, and then bringing to a boil, taking off the stove and letting sit for 20 min. for tender hard cooked eggs (I was told) and then rinsing for a minute or so with cold running water, and then leaving them sit in cold water for awhile.

The only thing is lots of times I don't shell them right away, but put them in the fridge for use later. Is this my problem?

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I'm not sure Jovin. I crack em' in cold water, dry them, and put them back in the carton, for later use also.
I do know that fresh eggs are A pain! I check the experation date and wait at least A week before boiling. This is the bigest factor for getting the shell off with ease that I noticed.

Maybe you could buy that egg-stractor thing on those infomercials! You just slam the top of that thing and A perfect hard-boiled egg shoots out.
seems to good to be true. I've heard it works badly though.

http://www.iseenontv.com/

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Old 05-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #18
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I'm not sure Jovin. I crack em' in cold water, dry them, and put them back in the carton, for later use also.
Gosh, that's different. Never heard of anyone doing that before. After such loving care as that, how can you eat them?

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I check the experation date and wait at least A week before boiling. This is the bigest factor for getting the shell off with ease that I noticed.
Do you mean that you actually wait till a week AFTER the expiration date, before you use them?

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Maybe you could buy that egg-stractor thing on those infomercials! You just slam the top of that thing and A perfect hard-boiled egg shoots out.
I've never seen that...must be missing something, I guess.

(I just checked it out...neato!)

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I should have been more specific :? I check the experation date to make sure I don't go past it, if I wait A week to cook my eggs. People always check the eggs at my grocery store to see if the eggs are cracked, but I never see them check the date.

I crack my hard-boiled eggs under water and put them back in the fridge with the shell still on. A farmer down the road sells fresh eggs (the best for cookin-not boiling) for 75 cents A dozen. Darn good and fresh- same day eggs
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Old 05-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #20
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I should have been more specific :? I check the experation date to make sure I don't go past it, if I wait A week to cook my eggs. People always check the eggs at my grocery store to see if the eggs are cracked, but I never see them check the date.
That's the first thing I check..the date..then to see if any are cracked.

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I crack my hard-boiled eggs under water and put them back in the fridge with the shell still on.
Well that's interesting...guess I'll try some of these hints...thanks alot.

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