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Re: Eggs

Speaking of eggs... rather than start a new thread, I read through some of the egg search results but didn't find an answer. So regarding the hard boiled eggs sold in the stores here... how long do they tend to keep for? Should they be refrigerated after purchase, or are they fine to continue on a shelf until eaten (generally within a few days of course, since they are sold in such small packs). Just curious, as I'm from the US originally. I'm already used to regular eggs being kept out of the fridge, but I wonder about once they are hard boiled.
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Old 09.04.2014, 18:55
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Speaking of eggs... rather than start a new thread, I read through some of the egg search results but didn't find an answer. So regarding the hard boiled eggs sold in the stores here... how long do they tend to keep for? Should they be refrigerated after purchase, or are they fine to continue on a shelf until eaten (generally within a few days of course, since they are sold in such small packs). Just curious, as I'm from the US originally. I'm already used to regular eggs being kept out of the fridge, but I wonder about once they are hard boiled.
The eggs are stored in the shops unrefrigerated so they don't need to be refrigerated at home either.

There is a use-by date on the packaging but I've eaten hard boiled eggs which are a couple of weeks past that date and didn't I die (nor did they taste any different).
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Old 09.04.2014, 20:03
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I want an egg helter skelter!!!
So do I, nobody seems to sell them at, not only a decent price over here, but availability.
Would love one for myself and my good friend who also keeps chookies.
Wonder if anyone can help us out on this one.

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Old 09.04.2014, 20:38
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Why don't you just boil your own eggs? Or have i missed something.
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Old 09.04.2014, 20:45
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Speaking of eggs... rather than start a new thread, I read through some of the egg search results but didn't find an answer. So regarding the hard boiled eggs sold in the stores here... how long do they tend to keep for? Should they be refrigerated after purchase, or are they fine to continue on a shelf until eaten (generally within a few days of course, since they are sold in such small packs). Just curious, as I'm from the US originally. I'm already used to regular eggs being kept out of the fridge, but I wonder about once they are hard boiled.
from what I understand... there is a natural oil on the eggs from the hen... it's ok to brush off the shit, but not a good Idea to wash them in soapy water, as then the air and microbes can get in easier...
if they are boiled, I personally think a great idea to store them in the fridge... I've eaten self boiled eggs from the fridge 2 weeks later without any stomach ills.
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Old 09.04.2014, 21:00
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The longer one leaves hard-boiled eggs, the more farts one will have, after consuming.
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Old 09.04.2014, 21:47
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Re: Eggs

Funny to see this thread today - or perhaps with Easter coming soon, not so surprising really. Anyhow, I was out today and browsing through the seasonal stuff at Migros, I am looking for an "egg caddy" that I can place in a pan of boiling water with the eggs already in it, for "perfectly timed" boiled eggs.

Something like this is what I mean:


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I've also peeked around Brokis from time to time to see if I can find any, so far no luck.

Does anyone have any hints about where I may be able to find one, semi-locally? (So I don't have to order from this lovely site I linked )
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Old 09.04.2014, 22:08
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from what I understand... there is a natural oil on the eggs from the hen... it's ok to brush off the shit, but not a good Idea to wash them in soapy water, as then the air and microbes can get in easier...
if they are boiled, I personally think a great idea to store them in the fridge... I've eaten self boiled eggs from the fridge 2 weeks later without any stomach ills.
Correct, and that's why boiled eggs you buy at a store are varnished, The varnish closes the pores in the shell to prevent bacteria from creeping inside.
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Old 09.04.2014, 22:32
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Funny to see this thread today - or perhaps with Easter coming soon, not so surprising really. Anyhow, I was out today and browsing through the seasonal stuff at Migros, I am looking for an "egg caddy" that I can place in a pan of boiling water with the eggs already in it, for "perfectly timed" boiled eggs.
Can't you just take them out with a slotted spoon?

I can remove six eggs from a pan in under twenty seconds easily.

Start ten seconds before your ideal time is up and you'll be fine as the difference in sizes of the egg will make a greater difference to the "doneness' on the egg than the odd ten seconds.

What is the perfect time? I make it 3 minutes and thirty seconds.
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Old 09.04.2014, 22:35
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Can't you just take them out with a slotted spoon?

I can remove six eggs from a pan in under twenty seconds easily.
I hold them all down with a potato masher and tip the water down the sink. 5 seconds max.
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Old 09.04.2014, 22:49
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I hold them all down with a potato masher and tip the water down the sink. 5 seconds max.
I actually take them out with my bare hands -three seconds max.

But, I didn't want to say that in case children were reading.
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Well, sure I *could* take them out with a slotted spoon, that's why I don't have any fancy doodad to do it yet.

So far as perfectly timed, it's not for me, it's for hubby... he's got a thing for doing eggs soft boiled with dipping bread n whatever, but one hint of shell and breakfast is over for me, so I neither make them nor eat them like that. I figure if I got a fancy doodad he'd be more keen to make them for himself if he's got a taste.

I like my boiled eggs like they tend to be at Coop and Migros - slightly soft but not runny yolk and white hard enough to hold (and more importantly, rinse off any tiny bits of shell )
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Well, sure I *could* take them out with a slotted spoon, that's why I don't have any fancy doodad to do it yet.

So far as perfectly timed, it's not for me, it's for hubby... he's got a thing for doing eggs soft boiled with dipping bread n whatever, but one hint of shell and breakfast is over for me, so I neither make them nor eat them like that. I figure if I got a fancy doodad he'd be more keen to make them for himself if he's got a taste.

I like my boiled eggs like they tend to be at Coop and Migros - slightly soft but not runny yolk and white hard enough to hold (and more importantly, rinse off any tiny bits of shell :msnsick: )
My younger two like eating the shell.
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My younger two like eating the shell.
Hubby looks at me funny over my incredible disgust at getting even a tiny bit, but for some reason it simply turns my stomach to crunch down on shell.
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My younger two like eating the shell.
Tom, we always knew that you weren't quite right. But we didn't realize it was hereditary!
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Tom, we always knew that you weren't quite right. But we didn't realize it was hereditary!
I actually think it's because the first time they had them, no one told them that they weren't supposed to eat the shell.

They're going to get lobster next. I can't wait to see them struggle with that!
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Correct, and that's why boiled eggs you buy at a store are varnished, The varnish closes the pores in the shell to prevent bacteria from creeping inside.
Interesting.... I knew about the egg's natural protective layer, but wondered what boiling did to that layer since in the past I've only ever kept them in the fridge. I'd heard the coloured varnish was just for identification purposes, and wondered when I notice sometimes, bits of colour leaking through onto the white of the egg. Makes good sense to use a varnish that would close those pores!

And to reply to the earlier ask- I'd sure prefer to boil my own! But I live on a farm, without a "real" kitchen (though I did procure a hot plate, whoo!), while I'm here. Therefore, creative food solutions (plus I am charmed that Swiss stores sell coloured, hard boiled eggs!)
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What is the perfect time? I make it 3 minutes and thirty seconds.
Depends. Depends on egg size. Depends on freshness. Depends on Altitude. Depends on weather. Depends on pre-cooking egg temperature. Depends if you put them in from cold or into ready boiling water. Depends how big the pan is. Depends.

My normal benchmark, at 1020m, with medium eggs at 3C straight from the fridge (yes, why not?), into pre-boiling water, is around 6 minutes to ensure the white is fully cooked.
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Depends. Depends on egg size. Depends on freshness. Depends on Altitude. Depends on weather. Depends on pre-cooking egg temperature. Depends if you put them in from cold or into ready boiling water. Depends how big the pan is. Depends.

My normal benchmark, at 1020m, with medium eggs at 3C straight from the fridge (yes, why not?), into pre-boiling water, is around 6 minutes to ensure the white is fully cooked.
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