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How do you peel hardboiled eggs properly without big chunks coming off?

The eggs I buy are organic and expensive, by the time I'm done peeling, they are half their size. :(

I bang the shells up and let the egg cool, nothing works. Any tips?
Gravitybootz · 51-55, M
Peel them under running water
NefariousN · 36-40, F
[@293859,Loulou] he does his own thing at times.
Gravitybootz · 51-55, M
[@383883,Oddnelly] you need a bigger whip! 😄
NefariousN · 36-40, F
[@293859,Loulou] haha
SW User
Put it in a small container with a little amount of water. Put the lid on and start shaking the container
[@647160,Sturmfrei] the shell comes off then?
SW User
It will be easier to peel without the egg whites peeling off too
NefariousN · 36-40, F
[@689800,wildflowerz] yes inside the container. Or is very loose you can just take it right off.
WuZetian · 31-35, F
After cooking place it immediately on a cold water..peel it under cold running water too
[@299394,Jadenightbird] Yeah, I've tried that too.
Autumn321 · 46-50, M
Take egg in hand, put them in between hands and roll you will see that its skin gets loosened then you can start peeling it.

*** Also make sure to put some salt while you are boiling it
Tuscan · 61-69, M
After you have boiled them plunge them into ice water then crack the shells and peel off the shell with the inner membrane
[@629164,Tuscan] Haven't tried that yet.
Tuscan · 61-69, M
it works very well especially if you have a lot of them to do. When I was working as a chef I had to do batches of 60 scotch eggs you need the hard boiled egg to be completely smooth to cover with sausage meat and doing batches of 60 doesn't leave a lot of time for messing around with fiddly bits of eggshell.
ZenKitzune · F
if they are sticking then I use a spoon to scoop them out. Older eggs don't stick, it's the very fresh ones that do.
[@383673,coldchild] Yeah, I've heard that the old ones are better. I guess I should wait.
ZenKitzune · F
[@689800,wildflowerz] also it might help to put them in cold water before peeling.
The eggs you get at the grocery store are not fresh that is why they don't stick.
[@8093,Subsumedpat] I don't get mine from the store so I guess that's why.
[@689800,wildflowerz] I never found a way to peel fresh eggs
[@8093,Subsumedpat] I refrigerated them after crunching up the shells, seemed to work better. The ice bath might work too.
rckt148 · 61-69, M
salt in the water
let it cool
crack it and take a tea spoon and carefully run it under the shell
piece of cake
[@9499,rckt148] Never tried the salt or spoon thanks.
SW User
Hit them and once they crack, roll it on a chopping board. It makes the shell brittle and easy to peel.
Gusman · 56-60, M
KebleBollyJocksford · 56-60, M
I don't do hardboiled eggs and I don't peel them.
[@670089,KebleBollyJocksford] I love eggs.
KebleBollyJocksford · 56-60, M
[@689800,wildflowerz] I love eggs too, but not hardboiled.
bhatjc · 41-45, M
I do them in a egg cooker
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