Mule's easy to peel fresh boiled eggs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by themule69, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. This is the easy way to get perfect boiled eggs every time that are easy to peel. A lot of people don't like fresh eggs because they say they are hard to peel when boiled. So this is not the way your mother thought you to do it.

    Start off by getting you pan of water to a rolling boil. While you are heating the water going get a pan of ice water going. Add lots of ice then fill with water. when you get both boiling and ice water ready it is a good time to check your thermometers for accuracy.
    Now that you have your water boiling use a slotted spoon to gently add the eggs. You want to boil them for a full 15 minutes regardless of size. Then gentle move them to the ice water bath for a full 20 minutes. Tap the eggs on the counter and peel. A lot of the time the eggs will almost fall out of the shell after you get it half way.








    One of my hens is a double yoke girl most of the time and huge eggs. She is also my smallest hen.

    chickens let out to play and eat some bugs.
    Happy smoken.
    David
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
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  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    You know, I'm going to try that next time I boil eggs. I've tried a bunch of different sure-fire methods, but they are all hit or miss. I've always started the eggs in cold water then heated. never put them in already boiling water. Thanks, David.
     
  3. Give it a try it always works. I was thought by my mother to start with cold water and had a hard time peeling fresh eggs. Not any more

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    The ice water does help a bunch. From what I have heard, once you boil it the shell is porous so when it soaks in ice water the water gets in between the shell and the egg to loosen it up.
     
  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice flock you have there, David.

     Ice water is the answer for sure.  I like to steam our eggs, 25 minutes at our elevation. The results are a nice yellow yolk, no green and easy to peel.

    My daughter who raises chicks as you brought a dozen fresh eggs on her last visit and couldn't believe how easy they were to peel.

    I'm certain many will appreciate and benefit from your tip.

    To peel, crack the fat end of the egg then gently roll while cracking toward the small end.  The shell sometimes rolls right off with very little effort.

    Thanks, David

    Tom
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
  6. The starting off with boiling does a lot also.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  7. It's hard to beat fresh eggs especially when you know what went into them.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  8. [​IMG]   Definitely use the ice water, you can also crack the shells when they go into the ice water, makes them real easy to peel as you're taking them out of the water.  Hands do get cold, though!  [​IMG]

    I played with eggs over Easter in the Sous Vide, wanted to make some great deviled eggs with nice moist yolks and silky, not rubbery whites.  The pic shows eggs cooked to 170 and 175 degrees, both for one hour.  It is amazing how much difference 5 degrees make, but then we all knew that about steak, right?  We just don't think about it much for eggs.  Plus how do you temp an egg in the shell?  The cool thing with Sous Vide is you bring it to equilibrium with the water, exact temp, no more, no less.  The 170 are excellent, the 175 are overcooked, dry and "greening" on the outside of the yolk.

     
  9. Good to know.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the tip , David .

    Happy Smoking  [​IMG]
     
  11. Stan I am glad you took a look. Happy smoken.

    David
     
  12. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Thanks so much for this. I love farm fresh eggs and have always bought crappy storebought ones for deviled eggs. Now I don't have to. Awesome.
     
  13. Give it a try and see how easy they peel.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  14. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome.

    Any trick for softboiled eggs? I like them served warm, so long ice water bath won't work.
     
  15. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I steam mine for 5 minutes, a quick rinse in cold water to stop cooking, place in an egg cup and use an egg capper or knife to remove the top, then enjoy.

    Tom
     
  16. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Egg cup, egg capper... Quite a setup you got there.
     
  17. tigerregis

    tigerregis Meat Mopper

    Don't forget the toast cut into soldiers for that beauty yolk.
     
  18. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh, man. You just reminded me of my childhood. Now I am depressed.
    The soldiers these days are avocado pieces and smoked salmon chunks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  19. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What I use.

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    Tom
     
  20. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks wonderful.

    Tom
     

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