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  • rob jackson
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    fresher eggs work best

    joeelston
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    I have noticed that the cheaper supermarket eggs are a nightmare to peel compared to the posh free range ones.

    carlosg
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    Cool them first in a pan of cold water and crack them on the rounder bottom part, there will usually be an air pocket here and the membrane is easier to lift off with the shell.
    Disclaimer: this normally works for me.

    crikey
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    Eh?

    Roll in a tissue to break the shell, peel off.

    Not a hard thing to achieve, even for STW.

    wordnumb
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    Use Cadbury Creme Eggs, the foil is far easier to unwrap.

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    I’ve had eggs of late where half the white has come away with the shell. This didnt used to happen.

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    They are supermarket eggs, but free range and the box has a picture of a farmer and a chicken on, so I think they’re good quality.

    Maybe I should start buying from the farm shop with poop on the shells, to see if any more success.

    EDIT:

    I’ve had eggs of late where half the white has come away with the shell. This didnt used to happen.

    THAT!! It never used to happen?!

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    Cool them first in a pan of cold water and crack them on the rounder bottom part, there will usually be an air pocket here and the membrane is easier to lift off with the shell.

    That’s basically what I do – cool, shattered, peel from arse where the air pocket is like you say. Always used to work!

    joeelston
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    Maybe free range but could be a lack of vitamins in the food! I bought some from the farm yesterday and peeled in about 5 pieces.

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    Eh?

    Roll in a tissue to break the shell, peel off.

    Not a hard thing to achieve, even for STW.

    Explain? Eggsplain?

    Scarcat67
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    Try putting some baking soda in water when boiling them..run under cold water tap and then crack and peel off…

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    Try putting some baking soda in water when boiling them..run under cold water tap and then crack and peel off

    That’s the type of tip I’m looking for. Is this proven in any way or did you just make it up? 😀

    shermer75
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    We should ask this guy

    patriotpro
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    You clearly need one if those powered egg-peelers..

    crikey
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    Just peel the shell and that membrane off, I can’t explain it any further because there is no more to explain.

    It’s not a complex procedure.

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    Thanks Ernie, but apart from looking like a bit of a faff, it

    “works best with eggs that have been in the fridge for a day or two”

    ..and my fast-paced lifestyle demands I need my boiled eggs quicker than this.

    brakes
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    use your digestive system to remove the shell.
    :crunch:

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    crikey – Member

    Just peel the shell and that membrane off, I can’t explain it any further because there is no more to explain.

    It’s not a complex procedure

    I have an IQ of 27, don’t mock me.

    heavyman
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    Ma Granny said boil for required time – at least 10mins for hard boiled, take off the heat and leave for 2 minutes before pouring out the hot water replacing it with cold, the cold water will heat from the eggs in 3 or 4 minutes, again pour out and replace with cold water, this has always worked for me – easy peeling and no dark coloured yolks. Try it I’m not joking yolking.

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    Thanks heavyman; I’ll try that tonight.

    joespencer33
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    Off the heat and run under a tap for 2 mins, then tap, roll and peel

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    Hard boiled eggs & peeling them, cleanly getting membrane off.

    HOW?

    I thought I had it sorted; I used to shatter in the pan, then peel under running cold water, but lately this method fails me.

    Are there any genius methods that work?

    Eggsasperated jokes etc equally welcome.

    coffeeking
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    Never understood why people fridge their eggs. Ours live on the top for weeks on end with no issues. Never had a problem peeling them either?!

    ajc
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    I was going to leave a really helpful answer, seeing as I keep chickens and have loads of eggs. But then thought…..is this what what life has come to, answering questions about eggs on a mountain biking website, where did it all go so wrong?

    patriotpro
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    I have an IQ of 27, don’t mock me.

    I’d say he’s being fairly mild on you.

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    patriotpro – Member

    I’d say he’s being fairly mild on you.

    Now, now. Don’t get jealous.

    Scarcat67
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    Yup its genuine and it works…

    patriotpro
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    But I can peel eggs, all on my own, unassisted and evrifing.

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    OP, what colour are your handlebars?

    mudshark
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    fresher eggs work best

    fresher eggs work worst.

    wobbliscott
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    Isn’t it the case that if you submerge the egg in vinegar for a while the shell dissolves leaving the membrane to peel? I seem to remember seeing this on TV with a raw egg which stayed intact due to the membrane. The vinegar shouldn’t flavour the egg inside the membrane. Can’t remember how long it takes though so might be a tad inconvenient.

    ernie_lynch
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    The vinegar shouldn’t flavour the egg inside the membrane.

    The one and only time I’ve bought a pickled egg from a chip shop I remember it tasting particularly foul. I like hard boiled eggs so I assume it was the vinegar.

    I would try something a tad stronger than vinegar to dissolve the shell btw, battery acid maybe ?

    iffoverload
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    what size are they? I find 650B does everything better!

    or use a wet teaspoon under the membrane, ..but be careful you could end up with egg on your face.

    aP
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    Bash, roll, peel bits in a pot, bash, roll bits in a pot.
    Until you’ve spent a summer working an a small central London sandwich bar peeling 10 dozen boiled eggs before you can go home you’ve never lived.
    ** sighs **

    wobbliscott
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    Yeah, but if you put the egg in vinegar with the shell on, the shell is dissolved and the membrane is kept intact and protects the egg inside. When you pickle eggs you peel the eggs normally and remove the membrane.

    Like I said, I saw this done on TV with an unboiled raw egg and the membrane was intact with the raw egg inside.

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/eggs/activity-naked.html

    Anyway, it seems it takes 24hrs, so not particularly convenient method, but interesting all the same.

    ernie_lynch
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    Well I’m definitely going to try that !

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