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Saturday, March 3, 2012

How to test if eggs are good or bad (for freshness)

     There is a simple way to find out if your eggs are still good to eat and I have pictures to show you too :-)  Yes, I know my blog is about my quilting and crafting experiences but I thought I should do a tiny picture tutorial on how to know if your eggs are safe to still use and eat.  I grew up with my Mom showing me this easy way my whole life.  She was a professional cake decorator, so there were plenty of eggs being used in our home. 
     This morning I was making french toast with my two young boys and I had a carton of eggs in my refrigerator that were stamp dated with February 7th on top for the day to toss them and yes, today is March 3rd.  :-p  But I knew from experience that eggs last much longer then what the egg companies want you to think.  We always test them when it is getting close to the date and this is how even my boys know how to do it :-)  You need three things, I prefer a clear container to see through easily.  Water that is a higher level then the size of the egg and the egg of course :-)
This is a really fresh egg, laying on the bottom of the cup of water.  It falls quickly to the bottom and feels even a bit heavier.
This is a bad egg.  Notice it is floating above the surface of the water?  Toss this one in your compost pile if you have one :-)
So the point to my story is we had yummy french toast this morning, and if I didn't know about the egg test I would have thrown out 10 eggs this morning instead of just 1 since the expiration date was telling me to do it.  You can even consume eggs that float off of the bottom of the glass and sit in the middle of the water, you may notice it points up too.  I hope you find this helpful and don't mind that it seems random for my blog.  Let me know what you think, drop me a comment :-) Follow Me on Pinterest

Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy  

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    1. You are VERY welcome! I have so many friends who have told me how they tossed eggs out over the years, that I let them know, unfortunately for that lost batch of eggs. But it was good news for their pockets and the eggs of their future not going to waste. =)

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  2. That's Great -- more detailed than I've ever heard! Thank You;))

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    1. You are very welcome Elle, I am glad it was helpful to you! Hugs & smiles, Tiffiny =)

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