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Old 10-12-2011, 07:08 PM   #11
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I don't wash my eggs--my hens lay clean eggs, but they are not in the same situation that commercial layers are. I would keep all the eggs except for the cracked ones or the ones that floated. FWI, outside of water, you can stand fresh eggs on end.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:17 PM   #12
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I agree, I don't wash my hen's eggs either. The bloom provides a really good protective coat. As far as I know, commercial eggs have to be washed by law.

Cool on the fresh eggs! I'm going to try that.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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I agree, I don't wash my hen's eggs either. The bloom provides a really good protective coat. As far as I know, commercial eggs have to be washed by law.

Cool on the fresh eggs! I'm going to try that.
That's my parlor trick--I can also hold a champagne glass with my toes and drink out of it. My response to being able to write one's name in the snow when...
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #14
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:18 AM   #16
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Puts turning my eyelids inside out to shame.............Try this:

How to get a hard-boiled egg into a narrow bottle.

You have to use a shelled, hard-boiled egg for this trick. Try to get an egg which is free from cracks.

Find a bottle with a neck just small enough that the egg won''t fall in (a milk bottle, for example).
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Egg in a bottle trickScrew up a small piece of paper and drop it in the bottle. Alternatively, use two or three wooden matches. Light the paper or matches, and allow it to burn out.

Immediately place the egg in to the bottleneck.

The egg will be sucked in, making a very interesting sound in the process!
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #17
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Well, here I am, late to the game. I personally wouldn't worry a bit about eggs left overnight in the car, especially this time of year. USDA, however, says you should toss them if they have been out of the fridge more than 2 hours. So, use your own judgement. (I would lose the cracked ones, for sure, homegrown OR storebought.)

I wash my eggs if they are dirty--some of my girls are not 'housebroken', so I do get a dirty egg once in a while.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #18
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Is the USDA recommendation for store-bought eggs?
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #19
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What's the temperature like where you live? They should be all right if you're not in a place like Phoenix or such that is terribly warm.

On the other hand, if you're having second thoughts, I would deep-six them. go with your gut instincts. Eggs are not expensive, and it isn't worth you or a family member getting sick.

For the person who suggested hard boiling the eggs: If the eggs are "off," cooking them won't make them okay to eat.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:59 AM   #20
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I recommended hard boiling the ones that stood on the end in the water and throwing the ones that floated. I have never had a bad egg that didn't float.

Store bought eggs tend to sit forever in storage. They need to keep them at a consistent temp.They recommend less than 2 hours at room temp so that it complied with their SOP. Control is vital before it gets to the customer to ensure the eggs are in perfect shape.

If an egg is bad, it will float. I never suggested cooking an egg to make it safe.on the other hand when traveling overseas to places where hygiene is suspect, they do say that fully cooked eggs are a good bet as cooking them does kill bacteria.

I'm sure the eggs that didn't float are perfectly fine as long as you doing do soft boil or soft yolked sunny side up or such.
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