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In browsing the fridge last night, I discovered three unpeeled hard-boiled eggs that I believe have been there about three weeks. I recall boiling them and refrigerating them in fairly short order when I decided not to cook something that called for them. At this point -- keep and use them, or toss them?

asked by Kayb over 7 years ago

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SpecialSka
added over 7 years ago

Eggs usually have a way of letting you know they're no good. I figure that 3 weeks in the the fridge has not improved them, even if they are still safe to eat, so I'd toss 'em and start over.

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usuba dashi
added over 7 years ago

Toss them. Once you cook the egg you have destroyed the inner membrane allowing bacteria to get in through the porous shell.

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SpecialSka
added over 7 years ago

Timely post: http://www.fsis.usda.gov...

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Kayb
added over 7 years ago

Thanks, friends. That confirms what I thought. Out they go!

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