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    Cool Finally! Peeling fresh harboiled eggs

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    So, I love hardboiled eggs, but eggs never last long enough in my fridge to age the week or so they need to be easily peelable when hardboiled. Peeling super fresh eggs is such a pain!!! Anyway, I Googled it the other day and found a tip that totally works. After you hard boil them, drain the water out of the pot then shake the eggs in the pot vigorously, so they get a little cracked all over. Then dump them into a bowl of ice water for a few minutes. Voila! East to peel, FRESH hardboiled eggs! So yummy with just a little salt and pepper. Mmm.
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    very good. i had much trouble peeling eggs, but now this will save me good time and brain strength

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    Thank you for sharing! Will it work on the soft-boiled ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    Thank you for sharing! Will it work on the soft-boiled ones?
    how do you define soft-boiled?

    soft-boiled, this is when you crack the fresh egg and dump it into a pot with water, and some vinegar added.

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    Good tip - I was just struggling with fresh hardboiled eggs this morning.
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    This is the only way I store boiled eggs anymore. So much easier and quicker, just store them in a plastic bag as needed in the fridge.

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    To peel, I just tap them against each other, end to end and then roll them on a counter-top to make cracks. Definitely run them under some cool water, it helps to separate the shell from the rest of the egg (or so I'm told and it works pretty well for me).
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    Thanks for sharing this tip!!!

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    Not sure about soft-boiled -- as long as the white is firm like in a hard boiled egg, I think it would be fine. You just need to be able to get under the skin that the shell is attached to. Shocking it in the cold water with the shell cracked loosens the skin from the white. If you get it really good you can peel off like half the shell in one go!

    Glad this was helpful to some people, I certainly never knew this trick.
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