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Old 09-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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If I'm in doubt, I do the egg float test. If the thing floats, out it goes.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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If I'm in doubt, I do the egg float test. If the thing floats, out it goes.

Floating eggs are older not necessarily spoiled. They are most likely still perfectly fine to cook and eat. Crack it open and smell it. If it stinks, toss it. If it smells like an egg, eat it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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Floating eggs are older not necessarily spoiled. They are most likely still perfectly fine to cook and eat. Crack it open and smell it. If it stinks, toss it. If it smells like an egg, eat it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #14
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Older eggs float.
Yes, of course. I don't know how I reversed "fresh" and "old", but I did, though I did leave the computer for a minute, and my dog is looking pretty guilty right now.
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Yes, of course. I don't know how I reversed "fresh" and "old", but I did, though I did leave the computer for a minute, and my dog is looking pretty guilty right now.
Them critters...
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #16
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Yes, of course. I don't know how I reversed "fresh" and "old", but I did, though I did leave the computer for a minute, and my dog is looking pretty guilty right now.
I've used that excuse too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #17
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Yes, of course. I don't know how I reversed "fresh" and "old", but I did, though I did leave the computer for a minute, and my dog is looking pretty guilty right now.
LMAO! Awesome!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #18
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If you forget eggs in the fridge, because of the evaporation process through the porous shell, the egg will most likely dry out, not spoil. Because store-bought eggs are washed, the bloom is not on the shell when you buy them. This allows the moisture to evaporate through the porous shell. Left unwashed, the bloom seals the egg shell. I don't wash my eggs until I'm about to use them. I also keep unwashed eggs in a cool spot. They only need to be put in the fridge if the bloom has been washed off.

The reason older eggs peel easier is because some of the moisture has left the egg and the film that is between the white and the shell has separated somewhat from the shell. If you hb a fresh egg (same day as laid), it is a pain to peel and there is little or no air pocket--it is all egg, no hollow spot in the shell.
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The drying out. Now I remember why the experts say to leave your store bought eggs in the carton, not in the egg tray.
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