Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An Egg-celent Tip!

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These eggs are un-colored.
Au-naturale, if you will.

Hehe... I'm punny.  It's corny, I know.  I can't help it.  My family, we run on puns.  At my parents, someone sets you up, you hear something that you know it would make the perfect pun, and there's a moment of collective breath-holding, waiting to see who's going to say it.  And then we all groan, because it was so bad, but still made us smile.

Hello, friends!

I love a good bad pun!

The content of this post, however, is a very serious matter.

What if, by some great stroke of luck, some blessing from the Almighty, you end up with 3-dozen eggs, gifted to you by a farmer-friend?  And what if you use some, but just can't seem to get them all used up?  And what if you're just not sure if they're still good, because you don't know how this whole "Fresh-Egg" thing works?

Seriously, how could you not?

Well, have no fear!  I've got the answer for you (and me)!  You take your egg, whether it be white, brown, blue, green, or any other color, and you gently place it in a container of water, deep enough to more than fully submerge the egg.  If the egg lays flat (horizontal) on the bottom, the egg is SUPER-DUPER fresh (yes, that's the technical term).  If the egg stands up on the bottom, but still touches the bottom, it's still good to eat.  I mean, it's not going to win any "fresh egg" prizes, but it's perfectly yummy & safe.  If the egg floats, run, don't walk, to throw it away.  

All fresh and ready to go.
Time for an omlette!

And that's it!  Easy, simple, and safe.  Just the type of tip every cook needs.

Egg-eater egg-strodinaire,


  1. Okay, as someone whose chickens just started laying, this is excellent information.

    Also - as far as how long farm-fresh eggs last - assuming you did get them "freshly", they tend to last significantly longer than store bought eggs, due to the lack of time needed for transportation, stocking, etc.

    Thanks for posting!

  2. My mind has been blown. I had no idea this test even existed. I'm afraid of bad eggs.


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