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Old 11-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Tip for Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

Not sure if this belongs in this area of the forum but I didn't see a thread for cooking tips so because it involves eggs I put it here. If there is a different thread for tips could someone point me there, please:

Anyway, I discovered that if you add about a teaspoon of baking soda to the water you are boiling your eggs in it helps the shells peel right off.

I was thrilled to learn this as so often the shells are hard to remove. Hope someone else finds this as helpful as I did.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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I know there is a thread for tips but I forgot under what. Will have to look myself.
Thanks for the tip though :)
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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I hadn't heard of using baking soda. Thanks
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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I've used vinegar and salt, never baking soda. I'll have to give that a try with fresh eggs. The fresher the egg, the harder to peel. I think I'll take today's eggs and give it a whirl now!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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I've used vinegar and salt, never baking soda. I'll have to give that a try with fresh eggs. The fresher the egg, the harder to peel. I think I'll take today's eggs and give it a whirl now!
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Nothing worked for me when I had fresh eggs. I had to peel three to get one
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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Nothing worked for me when I had fresh eggs. I had to peel three to get one
I'll let you know. I've started three of today's eggs.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tip

I always put the eggs in cold water once cooked then after they have cooled I break the shells off quite easily
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I'll let you know. I've started three of today's eggs.
Look forward to hearing what happens
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Nope--doesn't work with eggs that are only 6-8 hours old. I get better results using salt and vinegar (or, letting the eggs cure for a couple of weeks in the fridge).
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Nothing worked for me when I had fresh eggs. I had to peel three to get one
My friend has fresh eggs. She cuts the hard boiled egg in half and we eat the egg out with a spoon! :)
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