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The information in this post will change your life…..well, it did for me and a few of my friends. Keep reading to learn how to boil farm fresh eggs so they peel easily.
I never knew there was a difference between hard boiling farm fresh eggs and hard boiling eggs that you buy in a supermarket. All I knew is that I wasn’t very good at hard boiling eggs… period.
Up until about 2 years ago, I really didn’t know how to hard boil farm fresh eggs or any kind of eggs for that matter.
I was boiling my eggs and usually throwing away half of the whites because they would be stuck to the shell. I finally got fed up with it and decided there must be a better way.
And so I began my search to find the best way to hard boil farm fresh eggs.
So I sat at my computer, probably like you did to get here and typed into the all knowing google search engine “how to boil farm fresh eggs.”
Let me tell you, I ran across a bunch of different ways claiming to know the secrets on how to boil eggs so they peel easily.
Most of them were pinterest fails. Yup. The eggs were either cooked too long, or I lost half of the egg when I went to peel them.
So this Wednesday I got my hair done (thank you Mel, I was in dire need) and I asked my hair dresser if she had any extra eggs. She has the cutest little chickens in her back yard and they are super kid friendly.
I was in luck. She had a couple extra dozen eggs, so I gladly took a dozen off her hands 🙂
Aren’t these the cutest chickens you’ve ever seen! They aren’t even bothered by the cat and the kids love them!
The picture below is of the eggs from the hen house put directly into the egg carton without being washed off to make them last longer. You need to wash them when you are ready to cook them.
Are you ready yet for my secret on peeling hard boiled farm fresh eggs?
It works flawlessly!
BUT…..with my method you need to peel all of the farm fresh eggs. You can’t leave them in the fridge with the shell on after they’ve already been cooked. You’ll lose half of your egg!
Now to the good stuff, “How To Boil Farm Fresh Eggs So They Peel Easily”
How to Boil Farm Fresh Eggs So They Peel Easily
- 1 dozen eggs
- 6 cups water
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
- Lots of ice cubes
First get a large sauce pan with a tight-fitting lid
Put desired eggs in the saucepan.
Fill the saucepan with room temp water about 1 inch above egg.
Add 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. You may also substitute for white vinegar.
Cover saucepan and turn on high
Bring to a boil (covered) and boil for 1 minute.
Completely remove from heat for 1 minute (Leave you burner on high and place saucepan off to the side).
Add the saucepan back to heat and boil for 1 minute.
Turn the heat down to simmer and simmer for 10 minutes. Still don't remove lid.
After 10 minutes remove the saucepan from the burner and drain off the water.
Put cold water and ice in the saucepan
I tend to put 3-4 cups of ice, just enough to cool the water down so the ice isn't completely melted
After about 10 minutes, remove the eggs from the ice bath and start shucking, and shuck them all immediately or they will be full of craters.