Q and A: Peeling fresh eggs and storing eggs — 7 Comments

  1. Boiled fresh eggs, this really works, Bring water to full rolling boil. gently place eggs (fresh from the nest or frig )into rolling water,boil for 8 minutes and rince with cold water!!! Works every time!!!

  2. After Easter my fresh eggs haven’t been selling so since my kids love pickled eggs I have been pickling them. The best way I have found to peel them is boil them then let them sit till the water is cold. Then I use a thin spoon to stick in between the egg and the shell and then just pull the shell off. These are fresh eggs not more than 2 days old and it works perfectly for me.

  3. The lady on the nat geo show doomsday preppers is named Kellene and she has a web site: . Her egg trick is using mineral oil that is warmed on a stove. You lightly coat the egg with the warm oil and then put it back in the carton. She has kept them for up to nine months. She said the yolk thins out over time, but as long as you keep it dark and cool it works. She said the coating process is for store eggs that have been washed. There is a coating on the egg when it is laid that is washed off.
    I usually just peel my HB eggs in cold water.
    This is a great site. I have learned so much from this site. Thank you.

  4. I tried everything to make the eggs easy to peel; and I figured out that if you put them in the freezer after you drain them until they get cold; make sure not to freeze them and they will peel easily and it doesn’t take but a few minutes. This method is tried and true. Let me know how it worked.

  5. I just learned this week that, if you steam your fresh eggs for 20 minutes, they will be much easier to peel. It causes the membrane to stick to the shell and not the egg.

  6. Hi, Last year I froze eggs, just 6 eggs slightly beaten in a ziploc bag and they are very good for baking, scrambled eggs, omelettes. i did about 72 eggs and they were just like the fresh eggs. You have to beat them slightly otherwise the yolk dries out. You can also keep eggs (unwashed!!) for at least 3 months, I heard from people who had them for 9 months and they were still good.

  7. When we were in Alaska we had a few eggs all winter long by having a light on in the coop. There are some people who are off grid that probably can’t do that, but just wanted to share. Oh, if you want, you can get a good lamp that is battery operated and put it in there. It doesn’t take a lot of light to get some eggs coming. And if you have some light throughout the day you won’t have to run the lamp 24/7. They only need about 14 hours.