Hard boiled eggs

How long do they last at room temp? Does sliced vs unsliced make a difference?

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • October 9, 2013
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Jenny Maria
Jenny Maria October 9, 2013

I would keep Them unpeeled. And after 12 hours don't eat them

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ChefOno
ChefOno October 9, 2013

2 hours, same as any potentially hazardous food. Slicing increases the exposed surface area proportionally increasing risk of contamination -- but the recommended 2-hour limit will keep any bacterial growth under safe limits.

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff October 9, 2013

Just a couple of hours according to FDA and USDA. Given that short period, slice v. unsliced shouldn't matter too much. (Raw eggs can last a lot longer than hard-boiled ones.)

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jschlimmer
jschlimmer December 1, 2013

Although NOBODY would recommend this, 50 or so years ago we would have hard boiled Easter eggs in a bowl at room temp for a week. Nobody ever got sick.

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