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How long do raw eggs out of the shell last?

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I made a cake last week that, long story short, left me a few extra egg whites and yolks. I've had them in a covered plastic container in refrigerator since, the yolks and eggs mixed together. They still smell fine, should they be ok for eating?

I was curious if the shell magically keeps them fresher longer, since the rest of the eggs in the dozen are good.

asked by nomnivorous over 3 years ago
4 answers 61639 views
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Reiney

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added over 3 years ago

The shell does preserve freshness. When stored, broken, with the yolk, they start to go bad (off colour, white film on top) after a couple of days in the fridge. I've got a pretty strong stomach but I'd probably throw them out if they're more than 3 days past.

Egg whites on their own will keep several weeks in the fridge - just pitch them when they start to get very cloudy.

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added over 3 years ago

The real question is ... do you want to trade a couple hours in the bathroom to save 31 cents?

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added over 3 years ago

Well, it's definitely more than $0.31 worth of organic eggs. But that is very true

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added over 3 years ago

Freeze them. No spoilage that way