Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hit me with your best shot!


Here is the hard boiled egg I peeled this morning.

I tried to make it nice.
I tapped the ends and started peeling there...
to no avail.
I admit this is worse than usual...
but it is a fine example of my dilemma,

I can not peel a hard boiled egg.
Therefore I can not make deviled eggs.

As so.  I ask you.

What is your method for cooking and peeling eggs so they peel nicely?

Thanks.

And hey! Please leave your comments here in the blog comments so I have a record of them and don't have to go to Facebook to find them.  
Facebook is my last place I check and did you know, I do not have Facebook messenger on my phone....so it can be days before I see comments there....
I REALLY like comments here on the blog.

Thanks.  Or email if you can't comment here.

Now back to the egg.

Help me.

Love
Donna Elsie











24 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:29 PM

    An instant pot is the perfect egg cooker. Never had a shell stick once...they come off clean as a whistle. It's a great pressure cooker, too, and a decent slow cooker.

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  2. Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs really live up to the name!!! https://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/easy-to-peel-eggs/

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    1. Totally agree withe the Pioneer Woman rec. It's a good one!

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  3. I agree with anonymous above - the instapot makes the best boiled eggs and the shell never sticks. However, I only ever used it for boiled eggs and not one other thing, so I let Bud keep it. It doesn't seem like it's worth the counterspace just for eggs.

    When I cook eggs on the stove I put them in cold water and bring it to a boil. Then I turn off the heat immediately when it starts boiling. I let them sit for 9 minutes then put them in ice water to cool. It's the best I've found besides the instapot.

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  4. The Instant Pot is best, but the *reason* it is the best is that it doesn't "boil" the eggs, it steams them. I can't remember if it was Alton Brown or America's Test Kitchen that had a show explaining how steaming your eggs made them peel easily. Here's the recipe I used prior to Instant Pot: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/04/steamed-hard-boiled-eggs-recipe.html

    If you DO have an Instant Pot, you can make eggs and potatoes for potato salad at the same time! I've admittedly only done that a few times. My favorite IP cookbook is Indian Instant Pot by Urvashi Pitre. We didn't eat much Indian food before but I make the Butter Chicken and Paneer Biryani quite often. My favorite site is www.hippressurecooking.com, which has charts for all kinds of rice and beans as well as some really good recipes. (Amy is right, though - any appliance should EARN its space. I use mine 2-3 times per week every week, and sometimes more.)

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  5. If you don't use an instant pot like me, I put a teaspoon of baking soda in the water when cooking the eggs. It seems to help me.

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  6. Instant pot all the way. And not just for eggs. I love it for making bone broth and cooking beans and tossing in frozen solid meat and making dinner faster. Love It.

    I am so happy you are posting again. *smooch*

    Di

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  7. I cover the eggs in cold water, then bring the pot to a boil. I cover the pot and take it off the heat. Set your timer for 15 minutes. Prepare a bowl of ice water. Drain the water off of your eggs, then plunge the eggs in the ice water. Let them cool in the cold water. Then tap and peel as usual. USUALLY works for me.

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  8. A couple of years ago I learned the real trick: steam rather than boil them. Shells practically jump off the eggs! You’ll need to experiment to see how long you need to steam them, I do mine for 13 minutes. Here’s the link: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/04/steamed-hard-boiled-eggs-recipe.html

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  9. The Dash Rapid Egg cooker is the way to go! $20 on Amazon. I was having the same issue as you and I love eating hard boiled eggs. It is so frustrating to lose half the egg in the shell! Seriously, this little cooker is THE BEST! Here's the link:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDXYC6O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    1. I have one too, it’s wonderful.

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  10. I know the feeling, my daughter has chickens and Fresh eggs are notoriously hard to peel.
    Put eggs in pot, cover with cold water - on high bring to boil, once rolling boil turn heat OFF and cover pot. allow to sit for 13 minutes on stove. then drain water and dump eggs into ice water (just a hand full of cubes will do) let sit a bit and viola, easy peel every time, fresh eggs or regular store eggs.

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  11. I read this method by a chef on Facebook of all places. I have never had a problem since using this method. First, make sure your eggs are room temperature, not cold or straight out of refrigerator. If you're pressed to use cold eggs, cover them with warm water (not too hot, you don't want to cook them, just bring them to room temp). Meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Make sure you have enough water to cover the eggs. Carefully lower the eggs one by one into the boiling water. Bring back to a boil, turn off the heat (leave the pot on the burner you used), cover and let sit for 12-13 minutes. Immediately cool with cold water (I often add ice to help the cooling process) I've used brown eggs, white eggs, fresh eggs, older eggs, it doesn't matter, they peel perfectly and no green ring around the yolk from being overcooked. The chef said it works for how many ever eggs you use but I've only done six at one time and they come out perfect every time. Seriously, it works every time for me! I think I had tried every method known to man and decided to give his method a shot and glad I did! Can't remember his name, wasn't anyone I knew of or not from tv that I'm aware of. But bless his heart, I swear by this method now.

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    1. I'll add that often, I boil several and only peel what I want immediately and refrigerate the others until I want them and they still peel perfectly.

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  12. Instant pot for me also!

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  13. I have to chime in on the instant pot It has been a game changer. They shell just peels off so easily, and the texture of the eggs is amazing.

    I have always heard that older eggs peel easier than fresh ones. I saw that someone also mentioned the baking soda in the water trick. I tried this a few times before I got my instant pot, and it seemed to help. Pre-Instant Pot, I would also use a towel or hot pad and crack my eggs all over immediately and then immerse in ice water for a few minutes.

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    1. Goodness, I should have proofread that!!!!

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  14. Okee dokee.
    I do not have an instapot....so I will have to try different methods.
    I did the cold method/turn off heat/ cover and wait 13 minutes.

    I think I will try the start with a warm egg. Add to boiling pot. then put in an ice bath.
    I also have heard about the little cookers, Jenny, and will try that if the ice bath does not do the trick for me.

    Thanks friends!!! I appreciate your comments and maybe one day will get an instapot!!!

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    1. The cold water method works the best. Also, start with room temp eggs (preferably not brand new eggs), also, add some salt and vinegar to the water. You don’t need a special pot to hard boil eggs. 🙄

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  15. Hi, Donna. I raise chickens and my daddy raised hundreds of them, so I have had my share of boiled eggs and deviled eggs. To start with, the eggs you want to use for deviled eggs should not be too fresh. I leave my eggs in the refrigerator two or three weeks before I boil them to be peeled. Never use fresh eggs. It's almost impossible to peel them. Put eggs in a pan of cold water, bring to a boil, then set them aside for twenty minutes. Pour out the water and add cold water and peel your eggs. There is usually a pocket of air on one end where it is easier to start the peeling. The most important thing is, don't use fresh eggs.

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  16. Place eggs in saucepan. Fill with water. Place on stove and turn to high. Once they boil turn down to simmer and set the timer for 10 minutes. After ten minutes remove and immediately rinse with cold water, place in a container and put in the refrigerator. Works like a charm

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    1. Anonymous10:26 PM

      This is exactly what I do! Yes, works like a charm.

      Debbie Z.

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  17. My way works about 90% of the time. Boil the eggs for approx 20 minutes and then drain the hot water and run eggs through cold water. I then crack the eggs and the peel comes right off. Also, I've heard that super fresh are harder to peel. Good luck.

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  18. I have never made them. My Mommy does though. So, I will call her and ask her : ). She knows how to do absolutely everything.

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