Monday, May 21, 2012

The Incredible Egg

If  you are like me, on your  refrigerator door is where you put your eggs...not in the carton but in that built in rack or if yours is like my refrigerator there is only a bin so all my eggs are just placed in the bin . To my surprise from my participation in the Daily Challenge I got the 411 (sorry mom you were not right on this one) this is definitely not a safe place for eggs. So here are some safety tips on the incredible egg.
  • First you want to be sure to always check the expiration date on the side of the cartoon and intend on using all of the eggs by that date. 
  • If you buy eggs from a market where there may not be a date on them you can hold the egg up to a bright source of light and check for an air bubble at the round part of the egg. A smaller bubble indicates a fresher egg.
  •  If you have eggs that are questionable about being fresh enough to eat you can do the cold water test. The freshest egg will sink and remain flat, the older the egg the pointed end will begin to tilt upwards, if it float it is time to throw that one out. store your.eggs...they should be kept in your refrigerator in the original carton purchased in (helps protect them from absorbing odors of other foods in the refrigerator), rounded end up and on the bottom shelf toward the rear of the refrigerator. Eggs on the door are exposed to variations of temperature every time you open the refrigerator and this has an effect on the stability of their freshness.
To read more on egg safety visit Egg Storage Chart

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