Saturday, September 12, 2009

Are these eggs fresh??


Nothing can ruin an expensive recipe like finding out after you added the eggs that they were spoiled. There is a sure-fire way of testing the freshness of eggs in your fridge. (Did I buy these last week or last month??)

To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool water. If it sinks, it is fresh-if it rises to the surface, throw it away.If the egg stands on it's end, it's still ok to use, but it is not as fresh as it could be.

Bonus tip: Whenever you are cracking eggs into a recipe, always crack them into a separate small bowl. This will allow you examine the eggs for pieces of shell, determine if the egg is good to use, or (worse yet) Weed out any with blood spots inside. The first time you have to throw away a cake or cookie batter, you'll know the value of this tip! You know what they say...one bag egg...

3 comments:

GrassNaps said...

How much salt should we use for the float test? I was under the impression that all eggs float if you pour enough salt. Didn't know it was just the bad eggs. :x

springrollz said...

My sources say the water should just have a couple of pinches of salt, I've tried this with just plain water and it worked fine, but in my research, I kept finding "salted water",

GrassNaps said...

Thanks! :)