Hard Boiled Eggs

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I'm serious - although I suppose I should have asked how long can you keep them in the fridge for AND STILL EAT THEM.

I've had mine for two weeks now. Are they still edible..?

I don't want to open one - just in case.

I have a very sensitive nose.

-- Immy (immy@rocketmail.com), October 03, 1999


GEEEPERS - I'm not sure. But I have 6 boiled eggs from, um, August [the eariler part] when I thought I'd try and take a health lunch to work. The eggs never did leave their cozy ice box seating.

OUUU but did you know that you can tell the difference between a raw egg and a cooked one by trying to spinning them on the counter? Too bad I don't remember which one spins and I only have 6 cooked eggs rotting away in yee olde fridge.

Well - I guess I could just wait til Halloween for a um, taste test [on someone elses head - MUHAHHAHAHAHA - just kidding - not]

What if you pricked it with a needle and gave it to the dog for a sniff test? I have spoiled milk paranoia, after the second day open I just CAN'T bring myself to drink it, so if I didn't open said container I pour a glass and have my doggie sniff it. Works every time. [Gosh what does this say about me? or my dog?]



-- krystyna (velvett@obscurity.com), October 04, 1999.

Go ahead and open one -- they won't smell like spoilt eggs, the stuff that does that gets cooked off when you boil them. If they're bad, though, they'll be all slimy and well, you'll know that you don't want to eat them.

Can't tell till you crack the shell, though.

-- Dreama (dreama@bluesilver.org), October 04, 1999.

Well Krystyna - you must have an exceptionally picky dog if you can trust it to do a taste-test for you...! My dog is a fussy eater, but even she will quite happily drink from muddy puddles, drains, the sea etc.., and loves nothing more than to snack on day-old cat food so I don't think I'll be using her to screen my eggs..

I guess I'll just have to crack one.

I am afraid.

-- Immy (jealousyw@yahoo.com), October 06, 1999.

I read this in First for Women Magazine this weekend and immediately thought of you, Immy: Here's an easy way to test your eggs for freshness: Place the egg in a dish of warm water. If it sinks and lays on its side, it's very fresh; and if it sinks and stands on one end, it's still edible, but not quite as fresh. If it floats though, it's rotten -- throw it away!

-- Robyn (robyn@bitchypoo.com), October 13, 1999.

Gosh..!! I wimped out and tossed them..

Was this a test specifically for cooked eggs..?? I think I'd heard something like this for raw eggs, but I didn't know if it also applied to ones that had been hard boiled.

Anyway, knowing me I'll have an egg dilemma again at some point in my life, so thanks guys..!

-- Immy (jealousyw@yahoo.com), October 17, 1999.

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