3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Whole Foods Lifestyle

Whole Foods Lifestyle For discussion of whole foods and more natural diets.

Hard-boiled eggs

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
Just watch me ...
 
Exhale15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 765

Default Hard-boiled eggs

OK, basic basic question. It's been ages since I've made hard-boiled eggs, but made some yesterday because I want to get out of my breakfast bagel habit.

How do you make them so the egg shells don't pull off the white? By the time I've gotten all the egg shell off, there's very little egg white left, because the shell is sticking to the white.

What to do
__________________
Nothing needs fixing
Exhale15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
penmage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,026

S/C/G: 190/ticker/125

Height: 5'2"

Default

I always have more trouble trying to peel fresh eggs. When I've had the carton nearly a week, it's much easier. Also, you can add a bit of salt or baking soda (I prefer baking soda) to the water to help the shell come off more easily.

Now you've got me thinking about eggs! I might have to go make some...
__________________


Let's try this again!
Losing a regain of 31 pounds: 8.0/31 gone
Mini Goal 1 (again): 180.0
Plan: South Beach vegetarian
penmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
Jez
mythbuster.
 
Jez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 551

Height: 5'4" Age: 31

Default

I've learned i'm too impatient when trying to peel eggs. After I cook them, I let them sit in cold/ice water for at least an hour, so they contract away from the shell a bit before attempting to peel.
__________________


Jez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
bargoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Davis, Ca
Posts: 23,075

S/C/G: 204/114/120

Height: 5'

Default

My solution is the same as Jez, plunge them into cold water right away.
__________________
Goal 12/21/2007
bargoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
Back to Basics!
 
ChickieChicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,037

S/C/G: 187/127/125

Height: 5' 2.5"

Default

The older the egg, the more naturally they will separate. We have super fresh eggs (our own chickens) and have to save the for weeks before hard boiling them. But that is about the same amount of time it takes for store bought eggs to reach your house.
__________________


GOAL Photos & Story
ChickieChicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
Gettin' it done!
 
amandie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Near St. Louis
Posts: 2,782

S/C/G: HW- 242 Restart SW:166 7/24/14

Height: a little over 5'2

Default

I have read of tricks of adding salt, white vinegar and/or baking soda to make it easier but older eggs are best and right after an hour of being in ice-cold water for easier peeling.
__________________
2014 Goals- 153|144|140- GOAL (maybe?)!


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Winston Churchill
amandie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
Member
 
SaraBobera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 36

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Exhale15 View Post
OK, basic basic question. It's been ages since I've made hard-boiled eggs, but made some yesterday because I want to get out of my breakfast bagel habit.

How do you make them so the egg shells don't pull off the white? By the time I've gotten all the egg shell off, there's very little egg white left, because the shell is sticking to the white.

What to do
Pour the hot water out of the container they were originally in , fill it with cold water instead and let the egg sit in there for a few minutes , crack the shell against a hard surface then peel .
__________________


SaraBobera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 10:24 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 717

Default

Much as noted above but crack them against side of container right away so cool water can seep in. Then when completely cool use a gentle thumb rolling motion to peel them. If you feel it start to pull the lining is probably tearing so get your thumb under that again.

Last edited by tommy : 03-27-2013 at 10:24 PM.
tommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 05:11 AM   #9
Unstoppable Force
 
Novus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 884

S/C/G: 225/ticker/137

Height: 5'6"

Default

Bizarre. My experience is completely different from what everyone else has said - I find they peel better when warm than when cold. I put them in cool water until I can just barely handle them without burning myself and the shell slips right off.

Also, did you know you can BAKE eggs in the shell for non-boil hardcooked eggs? (I was so terrified to try this...I thought the eggs would explode! But it really does work.) Just put the eggs in a muffin tin (1 egg per hole) and place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and cook for 20-30 minutes. (Your time will vary somewhat based on your oven. You'll have to experiment to find the best time.) Quick and easy and they taste more rich and creamy than boiled ones.
__________________
"I want to be improbable, beautiful, and afraid
of nothing, as though I had wings." (Mary Oliver)



Novus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #10
Just watch me ...
 
Exhale15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 765

Default

Thanks guys
__________________
Nothing needs fixing
Exhale15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #11
No description available.
 
midwife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bat Country
Posts: 8,585

Default

Novus, I had heard that and was too scared to try it! I'll give it a shot.
__________________
"And that's how Beowulf rolls"~ my DD
midwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Mara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,204

S/C/G: 297/see ticker/170

Height: 5' 7.5"

Default

I have started making mine in the oven. Just put them in muffin pan in the oven at 325 F for 30 minutes. Yes, it takes longer but I can just set the timer and walk away. No need to stand over the boiling pan. After I take them out of the oven I put them in ice water for 10 minutes. Also I can make a dozen easily for the week or so.

* Missed Novus's reply. They are creamier texture.
__________________

Last edited by Mara : 03-29-2013 at 09:10 AM.
Mara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #13
Rachel
 
Keep Moving Forward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 395

S/C/G: 295ish/278.4/145

Height: 5'5"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Novus View Post
Also, did you know you can BAKE eggs in the shell for non-boil hardcooked eggs? (I was so terrified to try this...I thought the eggs would explode! But it really does work.) Just put the eggs in a muffin tin (1 egg per hole) and place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and cook for 20-30 minutes. (Your time will vary somewhat based on your oven. You'll have to experiment to find the best time.) Quick and easy and they taste more rich and creamy than boiled ones.
I will be trying that!!!

I only recently started making hard boiled eggs, but I've had consistent success with my process: I let them boil for about a minute, then turn off the heat, & cover the pot for 9-10 minutes. Then I put them in a bowl of ice water for 20 minutes. To peel them, I take a knife & tap the egg with it to make a lengthwise crack all the way around it & then I can remove the shell pretty easily without removing the good stuff.


How long can hard boiled eggs be kept? Sometimes I forget about them & end up with a few leftover at the end of the week & I never know how long they'll stay good.
__________________

Last edited by Keep Moving Forward : 06-07-2013 at 09:50 AM.
Keep Moving Forward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 07:09 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
BettyBooty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 351

S/C/G: see ticker

Height: 5'4"

Default

I got an egg cooker - called Henrietta Hen - and use that to make hard boiled eggs. I could never quite time them right when boiling on the stovetop. I just read the baking method up thread, but it is too bloody hot this time of year to ber messing with the oven.
__________________

First 10% goal (180): MET 2/1/14!!!
Next 10% goal (162):
Next & final 10% goal (145):
BettyBooty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
*Shakes fist at regain*
 
crispin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: U.S.
Posts: 375

S/C/G: 150ish/ 114 / 109

Height: 5'

Default

I must be buying older eggs because I rarely have this problem.

I do put them in cold water for a few minutes after they're done; maybe that's also why. Yes, that's what I'll tell myself.

The way I boil: Put them in the pot with water, once the water boils set the timer for 6 minutes, turn off burner, let them sit in the water a couple of minutes, then drain and add cold water.

I've never heard of baking them. I'm def gonna try that!

Last edited by crispin : 06-11-2013 at 12:16 PM.
crispin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clueless Cook Round 2: Hard Boiled Eggs slow2lose Ideal Protein Diet 23 10-22-2012 02:01 PM
Hard Boiled Eggs Ellabella250 Ideal Protein Diet 11 10-11-2012 02:53 PM
Question about hard boiled eggs Smiling_Sara 100 lb. Club 24 06-23-2008 10:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2