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Old 11-22-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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Immediate ice bath after ALWAYS works.
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You may, but I've been hard boiling eggs and peeling them in industrial quantities for over 15 years.

By all means, do it your way.
That is how I do it. It may always work for you, but it doesn't always work for me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:53 PM   #32
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That is how I do it. It may always work for you, but it doesn't always work for me.
I disagree. Whether a method works or not depends on several factors, the method is not the most important factor. The most important factor is the age of the egg and how the egg has been processed. Since I raise laying hens, my eggs are not (a) washed (they still have the bloom on them which means evaporation does not occur--no air pocket) and (b) how fresh the eggs are. If I wash the eggs, put them in the fridge, and let them cure (read that, let some of the interior moisture evaporate), those eggs will be easier to peel than eggs fresh from the hen that day. Those eggs, even if I wash before cooking, are not cured. The membrane still adheres to the shell, so what I end up with (regardless of method--and other folks with laying hens will concur) is the membrane and some of the white adhering to the shell. Doesn't matter which method I use, because the eggs are not the same as ones you'll buy in a store (or even from your local farmer--most farmers do not sell only "today's" eggs, but sell eggs that are 1-5 days old) and usually will wash the eggs before selling them. So they have cured a bit.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #33
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I always leave a dozen, that I plan to hard boil, in the back of the fridge for at least two weeks. Even eggs bought in the store are often, too fresh, to peel nicely.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #34
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I tap mine with a teaspoon to start it off and then roll the egg on the work top nice and easy.. This seems to seperate the shell from the fine membrane underneath and it peels away. I'm so happy today as my new ckicken has laid her 1st egg!! Only chicken keepers would understand?????
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Well, hurry up and send it here! I am without...darn!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #39
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I tap mine with a teaspoon to start it off and then roll the egg on the work top nice and easy.. This seems to seperate the shell from the fine membrane underneath and it peels away. I'm so happy today as my new ckicken has laid her 1st egg!! Only chicken keepers would understand?????
YAY! It is so exciting when a new hen joins the egg production line! I believe I posted pics of the first eggs my girls laid...and my first dish made with fresh eggs...
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