Hard Boiling Farm Fresh Eggs

As I have mentioned in previous entries, I am addicted to chickens and ducks! I am even more addicted to their fresh eggs.  Oh, that yummy, golden yolk!  Keep in mind, when purchasing eggs from the market, there is a good chance they are already one month old…at least! (Yikes!) Commercial egg farmers have 30 days to sell their eggs.  The longer the eggs sit, the more the membrane beneath the shell separates from the shell, making peeling easier.  This is a positive when making hard boiled eggs.  But, once you have experienced the taste of a delicious farm fresh egg, you will never go back!  Trust me! So, the question is…  Can you hard boil a fresh egg and peel it easily?  The answer…YES!

Step 1: Suppliesimg_5095-1

  • farm fresh eggs (duck or chicken)
  • medium pot for boiling water
  • water
  • slotted spoon
  • medium bowl
  • ice

Step 2: Boil Water  Bring the water to a rolling bowl first.  Do not add the eggs before you boil the water! This is the KEY! img_5125

Step 3: Add Eggs  Lower the eggs into the boiling water, using a slotted spoon.  Set the timer for 15 minutes.  Boil the eggs for 15 minutes, regardless of size: small, medium or jumbo. While you are waiting, fill a medium bowl with ice cubes and cold water.

Step 4: Drain and ice When the timer goes off, turn off the heat. Individually lift thimg_5126-1e eggs with the slotted spoon and delicately set them a bowl of ice water. Let the eggs cool completely.

Step 5: Refrigerate & Peel
Store the cool/dry eggs in the refrigerator.  When you are ready to peel, just crack the egg on a hard surface and peel off the shell. I prefer peeling hard boiled eggs under cold water.  This helps remove any small shell pieces.

Step 6: Eat & Enjoy!

Note: The cream eggs pictured here are from our bantam chickens.  They lay adorable little eggs.  These eggs are the perfect size for a quick snack, for you can pop the entire little egg in your month! They are also the perfect size for slicing in salads.  It is always fun to utilize different size eggs in different ways!  Enjoy!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You!

Roda

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