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Eggs: Is there an easy way to peel a hard-cooked egg?

Posted By Sara Moulton On October 16, 2013 @ 1:55 am In Food 911,Kitchen Shrink | No Comments

I recently got an e-mail from Sandy asking if there is an easy way to peel an egg. She said, “I lose most of the egg when I do it.” Well, actually it has more to do with selecting the egg than peeling it. Very fresh eggs never peel well when hard cooked. As an egg ages, air comes through the shell and creates a layer separating the membrane that surrounds the egg from the shell. If you select an egg that is a week or so old, that air space makes it easier to peel the egg. Peeling it under running water helps as well.

 


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