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Why are hardboiled eggs so hard [for me] to peel lately?

Asked by bccreative (215points) January 10th, 2014

Currently I cook hard boiled eggs to my preference which is minimally boiled, ensuring a delicate white and a fluffy yolk free of both green copper patina and unwanted sulfuric smell. But lately that membrane between the shell and the egg has been tough and tenacious. I’ve heard that overly fresh eggs are hard to peel, but I don’t want to “age” my store-bought eggs before cooking. Peeling under trickle of water not working lately. I’ve even overexerted myself blowing cooked egg out of its shell per Tim Ferris’ video. So what can I do to make the peeling easier?

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