eggs trivia question

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October 7th, 2019 at 10:42:03 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Eggs are cheap now, which might encourage someone to buy too many?

If you realize that you've bought more than you can eat for the next few weeks, you should

*hard boil some of them, so that those at least will last longer

*just keep them refrigerated

no fair looking it up!
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October 7th, 2019 at 10:58:34 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: odiousgambit
Eggs are cheap now, which might encourage someone to buy too many?

If you realize that you've bought more than you can eat for the next few weeks, you should

*hard boil some of them, so that those at least will last longer

*just keep them refrigerated

no fair looking it up!


Even though I already know the approximate time it takes an egg to rot, I'm still not sure about the hard boiled approach. I would guess it adds lifespan, but am not sure.
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October 7th, 2019 at 11:46:47 AM permalink
petroglyph
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Had some old German neighbors that froze eggs for up to six months.
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October 7th, 2019 at 12:10:31 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: petroglyph
Had some old German neighbors that froze eggs for up to six months.


Yes, eggs can be frozen and thawed out later.
October 7th, 2019 at 1:52:20 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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in summertime when eggs are plentiful the Amish make a complex item that lasts for a year.

Also dessicated egg yolks keep forever and can be used as one would use cheese or pasta.

in Australia eggs are stored at ambient temperatures and never refrigerated.
October 7th, 2019 at 3:03:01 PM permalink
Mosca
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Just keep them refrigerated. They should last at least a month.
October 7th, 2019 at 3:12:52 PM permalink
DRich
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If you question whether your eggs are good or not put them in a bowl of water. If they float they are probably bad.
October 7th, 2019 at 3:44:35 PM permalink
kenarman
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One of my first jobs was working in a grocery store. They sometimes had an overstock of eggs since it was a standard order each week. If sales were slow eggs would sometimes spend up to 6 weeks in the cool (not refrigerated) basement before going up to the cooler to be sold.
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October 7th, 2019 at 5:29:29 PM permalink
Mosca
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Quote: Fleastiff
in summertime when eggs are plentiful the Amish make a complex item that lasts for a year.

Also dessicated egg yolks keep forever and can be used as one would use cheese or pasta.

in Australia eggs are stored at ambient temperatures and never refrigerated.


In the USA eggs are washed, which washes off the coating that helps keep the eggs fresh without refrigeration. Most of the rest of the world doesnít wash eggs, and doesnít refrigerate them.

Neither is better. Itís just different.
October 7th, 2019 at 7:10:02 PM permalink
Wizard
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When I visited a friend in Costa Rica I noticed they kept their raw eggs in a bowl at room temperature. I asked if they were worried about them going bad and they said the US is the only country that does refrigerate eggs. Is this true?
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