Gemperle Farms Tips – Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

The Secret to the Easy to Peel Hard Boiled Gemperle Farms Egg

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Perfect Hard Cooked Gemperle Egg

The senario is …. you are getting ready to try one of the amazing deviled egg Gemperle Farms recipes. Then the frustration hits, the worst frustrations ever in the kitchen, hard to peel boiled eggs!. A third of the egg sticks to the shell — that’s enough to turn that thought into egg salad. I get asked this question time and time again — what is the secret? So I am going to share with you several tips on how to have the most beautifully smooth hard boiled eggs to add to your favorite recipes, or better yet try some of the fun recipes on the Gemperle Family Farms Website.

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A Gemperle Farms egg too fresh for hard cooking.

Tip to the perfect hard boiled eggs
Tip 1. First of all, most importantly, and surprisingly, make sure your eggs are not too fresh. Fresh eggs are hard to peel. Make sure your eggs are at least are 7-10 days old. The air sack on the inside gets larger as the egg breathes which helps it separate from the egg shell.

Tip 2. To get a uniformly yellow egg yolk without a grey green ring, cool your eggs quickly and be sure not to overcook them. We prefer the ice bath method. This grey green color is ferrous sulfide (a reaction between the egg white, yolk and the iron), which is harmless, but can cause an off flavor and your eggs will not be quite as nice looking.

Tip 3. To avoid chewy egg whites – don’t overcook your eggs

Tip 4. Peel your eggs right after they are cooled. The egg has contracted slightly in the shell and it should come off smoothly.

1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan covered by 1-2 inches of cool water.
2. Heat over high heat until it boils
3. Remove from heat and cover. Let eggs stand in the hot water about 12-15 minutes. 4. Drain water and run cool water over eggs until completely cooled. Better yet, place in an ice bath (1/2 water and ½ ice).

So now you have all the ammunition you need to make your favorite deviled eggs, pickled eggs and egg salad stress free.  Don’t forget to try some of our favorite Gemperle Farms family recipes  or fun kids activities — from our family to yours on our Gemperle Family Farm website.

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