Thursday, September 22, 2011

What am I doing wrong?



Why is it that EVERY time I boil an egg this happens?

19 comments:

  1. You scare the egg! Try putting it in cold water and then boil it!

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  2. I read an article about hard to peel eggs. It has to do with the age of the eggs. Older eggs are easier to peel because they have a higher sulfur level. But because everything has to be fresh the eggs are shipped asap. Thus hard to peel eggs.

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  3. I have no idea. I have never boiled a egg. I have cooked, honestly, but I've never boiled an egg.

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  4. As soon as the eggs have boiled, put them in ice cold water. They'll peel very easily. And, as TS stated...the older the egg, the easier they'll peel. Good luck!

    PS...You know you're a Blogger when you take your failures and turn them into a blog post. ☺

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  5. Start the eggs off in COLD water and add a teaspoon of salt. Once they start to boil hard turn the heat off under them and let them sit for five to ten minutes. Chill with running water. Bang the fat end on the counter. Roll the egg and listen to the shell crunch. Now you can peel and the shell will practically fall off.

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  6. I would have said exactly what Delores said, but she beat me to it!

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  7. ive never had this happen.....x

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  8. Looks like you need Eggies (Google it and you'll see I'm not kidding).

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  9. Hmmm. Looks a bit like an alien life form. What kind of egg was it again?

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  10. I think TS is right. It has to do with how fresh the eggs are.

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  11. This egg was super-fresh. Always add a bit of salt in the water, put the egg in normal water temp water then bring it to boil, and leave the egg in the hot water for a while before you peel it.

    Ah, don't believe this...am doling out egg-boiling tips lol

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  12. I see you got the stupid anonymous comment today, too. Dickheads.

    Yeah, totally has to do with the age of the egg...and make sure you run ice cold water over it after boiling. Works for me.

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  13. I was going to say you should submerge it in cold water after boiling, but it seems you already got that advice. ;-)

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  14. Aww lol I see you are as good a cook as me :)

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  15. You know what? This is probably the most useful thing I've seen online for AGES. I have the same egg problems - sometimes they peel fine, sometimes they look like this.
    Thanks for all the tips, guys!

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  16. I hate that! If you boil them low and slow (ala Martha Stewart) and then give them an ice bath-- that should help. Unless the eggs are really old... then I am not sure-- might still help.

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  17. So, what I'm taking away from this - make husband boil all the eggs form this point on!

    Haha- Thanks all (this turned into a really educational comment section)

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