The Secret to Easy Peel Farm Fresh Eggs
Have you tried fresh eggs yet? If not, you are missing out.
Oh and chicken snuggles, they are the best. This little silkie was saved from the wrath of a 1 year old by Jenny. She just might be a chicken whisperer.
I have had back yard chickens for 3 years now. We have learned many things over the years from our feathered friends. One thing is the frustration of trying to boil and peel a fresh egg. My mom who has had chickens longer then me says it's just not possible. That they need to sit longer so they can be hard boiled.
I'm just not that patient.
I tried every method out there. Boil for 10 minutes, put the egg in a mason jar and shake, and baking them in a muffin tin. Sometimes they would turn into rubber. Yuck
We put a lot of time and thought into our feathered girls. We make sure they can free range, they have a good diet with plenty of calcium. To get them to the point where they lay a delicious perfect egg should not be cooked less then perfect.
I'll tell you my secret to the perfect "boiled" egg.
Yep, not boiling, but steaming your fresh from the coop eggs. I get my water boiling then put them in the steaming basket.
Steam for 15 minutes.
The next step is pretty important. Put them straight into a bowl of ice water. It causes the egg to shrink and come away from the shell. Most of the time the membrane will too. Every now and then I have to dip it back into the water to get it to peel easily.
Deviled eggs never sounded as good as now right? The dreaded peeling step just got a whole lot easier. Egg salad too. Yum!
Check out those beautiful egg yolks!
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