How To Tell If Eggs Are Fresh & How To Preserve Them
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This post is in response to one of our readers’ question regarding how long eggs are good for and what to do when there are too many eggs.
Some times, even if that dozen of eggs has reached the sell-by date, they may still be safe to crack. So, how do you tell if your eggs are or are not old?
Delia goes back to basics to teach the simple ways to test the freshness of an egg, in the video “How to tell an egg is fresh-Delia’s How to Cook-BBC Food“, below:
- the more air pockets there are, the older the egg
- Testing the freshness of an egg before crack open an open: a fresh egg would sink to the bottom of a glass filled with water in a horizontal position, less fresh egg would tilt in a semi-horizontal position in a glass of water, a stale egg would sit up in a vertical position in a glass of water. A very stale egg would float to the top in a glass of water.
- Testing the freshness of an egg after opening/crack open an egg: a fresh egg would have a plump-looking yolk with a gelatinous white clinging around the yolk and another ring , less fresh egg would have flatter yolk and less visible double ring, a stale egg would have very flat yolk with watery white
Anyone who has ever raised chickens knows that there are times you just have TOO MANY EGGS! In this video, Sarah will show you 3 easy things you can do to use them up! In the video “3 Easy Ways to Use Extra Eggs!“, below:
In the video below, “More Eggs!!!! Preserve your eggs by freezing!“, Carolyn (and Hannah) will show you how simple it is to save your fresh eggs for baking during the winter egg shortage. This is a great method to use for dirty eggs, cracked eggs or even an over-abundance of store bought eggs, below:
Do you know how to preserve your eggs? Water glassing is a long standing historical method that is very easy and very effective! While there are several different water glassing mediums, here Carolyn shows you how to use the cheap and readily available hydrated lime (also known as pickling lime and slacked lime) to easily store your eggs for up to 2 years without refrigeration! In the video “Preserve Your Eggs for Winter!“, below:
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