Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Peel Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

I just posted a tip for peeling our farm fresh eggs when you hardboil them on our Facebook page, and thought I'd share it here as well.

It's really quite easy, once you know the trick. Someone told my husband this tip, and I would give them credit, if only I remembered who it was. Whoever you are - thank you!!!

Bring your water to a boil BEFORE putting the eggs in. Once the pan of water is boiling, gently lower the eggs into it one at a time, using a slotted spoon. Once all the eggs are in the water, put the lid back on, then bring the water back to a boil if it has stopped. Turn off the heat, and let them sit on the warm burner for 15 minutes or so. Pour off the water, replace it with cold, and let sit for a few minutes until the eggs are cool enough to handle.

That's it! The key is having the water boiling first. 

No idea why it works, but I'm so glad it does!

A couple days ago, I boiled 14 eggs. 12 peeled perfectly, 2 stuck just a little. These were fresh eggs. REALLY FRESH. From the hen to the water within a few hours. Yep. FARM FRESH! 

I know there are other tips out there that may work just as well. But I have no desire to add salt, or vinegar, or anything else to the water when all I need to do is bring it to a boil first. 

We sell our eggs in our shop, so if you are local, keep us in mind when you go egg shopping.

Our girls eat grass, and bugs, and worms, as nature intended.
Their grain is non GMO. 

And their eggs? They are delicious!!!

1 comment:

Jo said...

If only I had read this BEFORE I struggled with 10 eggs today. They didn't turn out pretty, but they taste good nevertheless!

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