🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

How long do raw eggs out of the shell last?

5979f5e0 0008 4211 83bf 133b8ff6335a  raw egg in plastic bowl 42 15446458

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 almost 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 119051 views
0bc70c8a e153 4431 a735 f23fb20dda68  sarah chef
Reiney

Sarah is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 6 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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added almost 6 years ago

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

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

15e23675 44ea 4ae1 80be cb0741acd112  ehanhan4
added almost 6 years ago

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

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 6 years ago

Freeze them. No spoilage that way

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)