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GRILL Shelling hard boiled eggs

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub & Grill' started by Trickster, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Trickster

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  3. Trickster

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    It was, but how was it conceived? Most of us have known that putting them in cold water was essential to a good peeling, but it never occurred to me to give them a vigorous shaking!
     
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    Looks like it was conceived out of the need to knock off 300 orders at one time. The theorem of "Necessity is the mother of invention" is proven true again.
     
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  5. LakeGator

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    In the video, he is shelling them immediately after the cool/shake procedure. The question in my rather empty head is whether keeping the eggs in their shells longer is still as effective. I keep the boiled eggs for a few days, eating one a day. I assume keeping the eggs in their shells keeps them fresher than out.

    Definitely will give this a try. Thanks a lot, Heloise. Or are you still going to claim to be @Trickster?
     
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  6. Trickster

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    I’ll never reveal.
     
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    when I was growing up I ate a lot of egg salad sandwiches- so my mother taught me how to hard boil them and it still works today. The older the eggs the easier they are to peel, so when she brought the eggs home she would put a date on them- she said when they were a week to 10 days old they were prime for hard boiling. If she was making deviled eggs she would trun the eggs upside down the night before as she always said it put the yoke closer to the middle of the egg We would put them in a pot of water and then bring it to a rolling boil and cook them for 10-12 minutes- then take them off the eye and put them in the sink and just let cold water run over them for about 10 minutes- then she would take the eggs and immediately peel them- now I am sure there were times they were hard to peel but I do not remember it- even today I use this method and the eggs peel very easily.
     
  9. AlfaGator

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    The producers of Cool Hand Luke needed this information:)
     
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  10. Claygator

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    You can peel garlic cloves in a similar manner. Put them in a jar or plastic container and shake vigorously. The peel comes right off.
     
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  11. LakeGator

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    I tried this method on the batch of 8 eggs I boiled a couple of days ago and it works as advertised. The shells basically became shattered and it was actually hard to keep the eggs in the shell. The egg is totally exposed.

    We only use 1 or 2 of the eggs each day so it will be interesting to see if having the eggs in the shattered shells affects how fresh they stay. I will report on that in a week or so.
     
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    I don't know where I learned it, but I have been doing that for years.
     
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  15. MtownGator

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    When I was in Germany they just cut them in half after boiling and they just split the shell in half. I was amazed after peeling for my lifetime. To each their own.
     
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    Never thought of that. Makes sense.
     
  17. LakeGator

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    Here is my final small report on my experiment of using the shake method. The eggs still in their shattered shells have become rather sticky but still edible and easy to shell. The shake technique is a clear winner if you are going to use the eggs immediately as the eggs are very easy to extract. It is still nice for longer periods but the eggs are only partly protected by their shattered shells.