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What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 61

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Me neither, and I pierced the eggs in the blunt end too, which is also supposed to prevent the flat bottom.


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 62

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

He's right about the shell wanting to literally jump off the egg. It really does just slide off, especially if you get the egg out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature.

I've yet to get a perfectly round bottom, but if the egg is pierced, and shocked in cold water after cooking, it's a lot rounder than if not.

So I'm declaring this a result smiley - ok


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 63

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I just saw an unqualified, meme style post on boofcake that suggests that putting a slice of lemon in with the eggs while boiling will make them easier to peel.


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 64

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

I do so love it when old conversations like this one are suddenly revived smiley - biggrin And especially since I haven't boiled an egg for ages cos now I have good reason to do so smiley - drool


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 65

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

It works! http://youtu.be/FkWISKfgqZ0F50359?thread=8302998&post=110930355#p110922856

I didn't use a glass, I used jar, about half full, lid screwed on, and shaken hard. This was an egg that was hard boiled in the usual manner, not shocked with ice water, and taken straight out of the fridge. Normally the shell would stick to the egg like glue, but not this one. The shell came off like a dream. The white is completely intact with no dimples of missing albumen smiley - bigeyes


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 66

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Oh right, I forgot about that smiley - rolleyes

http://youtu.be/FkWISKfgqZ0smiley - spaceF50359?thread=8302998&post=110930355#p110922856


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 67

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I forgot all about this. Might have come in handy around Easter.


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 68

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

It's going to come in handy for the next few months while I'm eating lighter, more summery dinners instead of heavy winter food. I like a hard boiled (or pickled) egg with my ploughmans lunch.


What the bloody hell are they feeding chickens these days?

Post 69

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

It seems that, for the best results, the egg should be put in the jar and shook up straight out of the fridge. I've had consistently perfect eggs de-shelled that way, but when I've let the egg warm up first I lose half the white and end up with an egg that looks like a golf ball.

In fact, this morning I almost managed to peel the shell off an egg in one long strip, like an apple peel smiley - bigeyes


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