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Old 03-15-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Talking about hard boiled eggs. I just found this...
Greetings from the Asylum: Got EGGS?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Difficulty? You have to be kidding me!

Just knock the egg on the counter or whatever it is a few times to break the shell, roll it between your hands (which breaks the thin skin), and start removing the shell (along with the skin) in BIG pieces!

Seriously, the shell sticks to the white and will not come off without removing parts of the white. I think the membrane gets bonded to both the shell and the white.

Solutions?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Seriously, the shell sticks to the white and will not come off without removing parts of the white. I think the membrane gets bonded to both the shell and the white.

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Don't use fresh eggs. Keep them for at least a week after you buy them and they will peel easily after cooking them.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Don't use fresh eggs. Keep them for at least a week after you buy them and they will peel easily after cooking them.
I hate to admit it, but my eggs are usually beyond the "use by" date. Could that also be the problem?
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I hate to admit it, but my eggs are usually beyond the "use by" date. Could that also be the problem?
I believe the date stamped on the carton is the "sell by" date. I have used eggs six weeks beyond that date with no problems.

Here is a good way to tell if an egg is still safe to eat:
Drop it into a deep bowl of water. If the egg sinks, it is okay to eat. If the egg floats to the top, it is rotten. An easy way to remember this: If it sinks it's in the pink, if it floats give it to the goat.

BTW, I am still using the Egg Genie electric cooker, and I couldn't be more satisfied with it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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I'd like to get to the bottom of my problem with the shell not releasing from the membrane. I like hard cooked eggs (nothing like egg salad on ciabatta lightly toasted with a couple strips of bacon) but I have just avoided them because of this problem. I'll experiment over the weekend and see if I can get a breakthrough.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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I hate to admit it, but my eggs are usually beyond the "use by" date. Could that also be the problem?

No, just the opposite. The older the eggs, the easier the shells will peel.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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No, just the opposite. The older the eggs, the easier the shells will peel.
I'll try the ones in my fridge. They have definitely been in there for two weeks, maybe three.
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