An Eggy Situation
Do eggs go bad? If so, when?
When getting back from two weeks away from home, coming home to three eggs in the fridge and nothing else to eat, one has to wonder, are those safe to eat? They expired a week or so ago but have been in the fridge the whole time.
This got me thinking about the time my boyfriend and I got into an argument about his tendency to throw away (what in my opinion were perfectly good) eggs that had expired.
After doing a bit of online research, I found that fresh eggs are important but only for dishes that need them to be, like carbonara, poached eggs, or eggs benedict. Otherwise, if the egg will be fully cooked as in scrambled or for baking, you can use eggs that have sat in the fridge for weeks after expiration.
Of course, there’s always the good old floating test. This test works because as eggs get older, they dehydrate and became lighter from the air pockets that form inside the shell. That’s why they float. Good eggs sink, bad eggs float.
I guess mine were good then. :)