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Thread: Do you check your eggs for freshness?

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    Do you check your eggs for freshness?

    Cooked some hard boiled eggs a while back and cooled them and ate one. Went back to the frig and noticed the date on the container and it was several months back. This got me wondering...was I going to get sick from eating an expired egg? Got to thinking....how does one check to see if an egg is still good? If the egg sinks when it is put into water then the egg is fresh. If the egg partially sinks its still good use it right away. If the egg floats get rid of it.

    Well, still alive after eating the egg and I tested the rest of the eggs in the container they all floated to I pitched them. The egg I ate tasted ok. So, when does an egg really turn bad to where you don't eat it?

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    Not hard for us to check the freshness, when the Hen cackles, we go get the egg,,

    THe shelf life on is is something like 45 days.

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    If it doesn't stink, it is good. Expiration date means nothing. One of my friends was on subs , fast attack and boomers, 20+ years ago. Food was the thing that limited the time a sub could be out. Every empty space was stored with food. Eggs were stored in the halls unrefrigerated. For the first 2 months, they were just cracked cooked and eaten. After that, they would be cracked and given the smell test before being cooked and eaten. Who throws away water after the expiration date ?
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    In case you didn't know it, old eggs make better boiled eggs than fresh ones. The shells stick to the fresh ones tighter!

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    The expiration date - as I understand it - is the last day the product can be sold. It should be good for awhile after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    In case you didn't know it, old eggs make better boiled eggs than fresh ones. The shells stick to the fresh ones tighter!
    Very true, fresh eggs don't peel for squat

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    Found this on the Web


    The Best Method for Uncracked Eggs: The Float Test
    Just fill a bowl with cold water and place your eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom and lay flat on their sides, they're very fresh. If they're a few weeks old but still good to eat, they'll stand on one end at the bottom of the bowl. If they float to the surface, they're no longer fresh enough to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    In case you didn't know it, old eggs make better boiled eggs than fresh ones. The shells stick to the fresh ones tighter!
    Yup was going to post this. When I want to make pickled eggs I buy a flat and leave it in the fridge for awhile....hate peeling fresh eggs. I've honestly not found a rotten egg stored properly in the fridge, we just go through them fast enough I suppose they don't have time to spoil. It helps I like to pickle and eat boiled eggs routinely I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekP Houston View Post
    I've honestly not found a rotten egg stored properly in the fridge
    This reminds me of a conversation between a friend of mine and his wife.
    This past spring they returned from Florida and she was giving Larry the dickens for eating eggs that were left in the refrigerator all last winter. He said, "If I die they were no good, but they tasted good." He didn't die.
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    Mother Earth news did a test. 6 months in fridge tasted like fresh.
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    Just watched a U-tube video on preserving eggs, not refridgerated, by covering them in a bucket,with a solution of slaked lime and water. Said they would easily keep 8 months and possibly up to 2 years. One oz. of lime to 1 quart water, keep the eggsalways covered with the solution, as some will evaporate. Also the eggs can't be washed, as the shell has a natural preservative on its surface. I may try this when I kill some more coon, and get chickens again.

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    Funny stuff! When I was in college, way back in the mid to late 60's, I went fishing/camping with an old friend who loved eggs. The route we took went by some people who sold yard eggs. They had a lot of hens! He would buy 5 flats. Seems like a flat held 5 dozen, but I'm not sure. When we went fishing, my dad, the old friend, and me, we ate fish and potatoes, or, if we didn't catch fish, it was potatoes and eggs. The eggs sat in his unheated, non air conditioned truck camper for the 4-5 days we were camping. Then they went home and sat on his back porch (SETX) where heat and humidity are a way of life. He never got sick from them, nor did I. I know the Chinese make the 100 year eggs, or century eggs, which I'm not sure I could work up the courage to eat, but they are a big delicacy for some. The only thing I notice about old eggs is that when you boil them, they are hard to peel. Seems like they get a little dehydrated in the fridge, and the skin/membrane between the shell and egg sticks, rather than separates like the fresh eggs.
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    Store eggs are washed and don't keep as long as a farm fresh egg will. But I have gone a month past expiration and ate them.

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    I eat two or three eggs most mornings and never worry about an expiration date.
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    I believe the egg carton I had said Oct 28. Slightly over 2 months past the date that says use before this date. Still alive today but will always do the egg test to see if they are floaters or sinkers before using.

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    I don't often have any that make it to the expiration date, but if I do, I float test them. I wouldn't eat a floater, but that's just me.
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    ive ate 3 month old eggs and am still here. Heck in china they bury them for a 100 years till they turn black and call it a delicacy! I did a test once at camp. My dad will only buy brown farm fresh eggs from his buddy. he says they just taste better. There were 6 of us at camp and I cooked each guy two eggs one from my dads carton and one from eggs I bought at the store. I asked which tasted better and only two picked the fresh brown eggs and low and behold my dad wasn't one of them. I laugh because my wife is just the opposite. She will not eat a brown egg. She says clean eggs are white eggs. So when I'm using brown eggs I have to crack them before she gets up.
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    I grew up on the farms, ours and both grandparents, where chickens would sometimes lay in odd places. I can tell by feel if I've got a rotten egg as soon as it's picked up. The contents sorta slosh in a rotten egg, like a round bottle half full, you can feel the content shift when you give it a slight shake.

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    Farm fresh eggs taste way better than store bought! Yolks are a bright yellow versus pale yellow, better overall flavor...

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