totally random hard-boiled egg question

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winni
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
OK, so I know this is random, but I have found the members of this site to be so helpful and knowledgeable about UC stuff, i thought someone may know the answer to this. Sometimes when I had-boil eggs the shell is really hard to take off and i end up peeling off a lot of the egg white with it, and other times i can easily pull the shell right off without losing any white...anyone have any tips?
Thanks!
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mh53mike
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
as soon as your done boiling them put them in ice water to cool rapidly.
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barbl
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
The fresher the egg, the harder it is too peel. If you've had eggs in the fridge for a week or more they are easier to peel

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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Try adding a little salt to the boiling water with the eggs in them...and yes, cooling them under cold water immediately should help as well.

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kops2da
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Granny here who has boiled a few eggs in her time - all the above are right. But especially FRESH eggs peel harder.  My grandpa was a chicken farmer many years ago. Or try this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETgWdRfRY2U

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winni
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are the best, thanks!
Winni, 25

Diagnosed UC july 2006.
medications: colazal 9 daily, 6mp 75 mg, canasa 1,000mg 2x daily
supplements:calcium, aloe gel, pro-biotics, bee propolis, omega 3 oil, kombucha, metamucil fiber wafers.
osteopenia from all this prednisone.
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quincy
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   Posted 10/16/2008 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Elaine....that's the absolute best!!!! haha...

I do agree that fresher eggs are most impossible to peel..it's like they peel in layers..ugh. Also some have kind of a powdery texture, not smooooth as the whites should be.

I have an egg daily, but I do the cut the top off, scoop it out and then spoon out the rest. I got the absolute egg cups that the egg doesn't get stuck in..lol!

Oh, has anyone noticed that the large eggs are the "old" medium size?

didn't realise there were so many ways to peel an egg after checking out others on YouTube..thanks again Elaine, must try it out..

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   Posted 10/16/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Before boiling eggs, I take a needle and put a tiny hole in the large end of the egg. After cooking, I cool them quickly in ice water. The hole not only seems to make them peel easier, but it helps prevent the shell from breaking while being boiled.
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   Posted 10/17/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Omgoodness!!! I have been wondering about this for YEARS! I am so glad that you all gave some tips because boiling eggs and trying to peel them drove me crazy. :)
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love4cats
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
The cold water prevents the edge of the yolk from turning that awful green/grey colour, I don't think it prevents the shell from sticking.

barbl is correct about egg age, the older the egg, the easier it is to peel. DH eats 2 every day after his workout and likes his eggs in the fridge for at least one week before boiling.

http://www.burnbraefarms.com/consumer/faqs/gen_egg_facts.htm#hardboiled
 
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 10/17/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Glad you enjoyed the my tube - I saw that on tv also.  I forgot to mention that I don't really like hard boiled eggs except as egg salad with lots of mayo - my colon does not agree!  I prefer an omelet!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/17/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Elaine that was hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

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