Today we’re going with a kitchen tip/trick that has saved my behind countless times. Did you ever buy eggs and then let them go past the expiration date (even by a day)? You’re left wondering “Are they still okay to use?”. We’ve all done that and more than likely took the chance that they were okay and put them in our recipes. Now 99% of the time they are still good however once you put a bad one in, you learn fast to never do it again. That smell is HORRIFIC.
Here’s a really simple way to test to see if you’re eggs are still good.
- Place the egg into a bowl of cold water. The water level should be about 2 times higher than the egg.
- See what the egg does.
♦ Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.
♦ Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
♦ If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it’s probably close to three weeks old.
♦ Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.
Pretty straight forward, right?
So floating eggs are bad and should be pitched! I’d refrain from cracking them as they could smell and trust me, that sulfur smell is just VILE!