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Old 10.04.2014, 01:47
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The longer one leaves hard-boiled eggs, the more farts one will have, after consuming.
Any other benefits?
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Old 10.04.2014, 02:31
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The fresher the egg, the more difficult it is to shell after hard-boiling. The trick to nice hard-boiled eggs is to store them at home for a week before attempting to hard boil them. Plunging them into cold water after boiling stops the yolk going grey, it has no effect on the ease of peeling.

The good news is that if you think Swiss eggs are difficult to peel after boiling, it only demonstrates that they are fresher than what you're used to.
I get my eggs from a farm nearby, often just laid that day or the day before...which creates this problem. Use a tablespoon of baking soda in the water and plunge them into ice water when they're done (boil water, then turn off the burner and time them for 10 minutes). This makes them easier to peel, though if they are a week or two old, it's a LOT easier.
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Old 10.04.2014, 09:24
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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.
You didn't mention how big the pan was or whether the water was boiling.
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Re: Eggs

So I keep my eggs in a cool dark cupboard normally, but with the heatwave I've noticed the temperature in there isn't cool at all. Would it be better to have them in the fridge till heat regulation gets easier?
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Old 23.07.2015, 23:49
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Re: Eggs

I always put mine in the fridge after buying them. Never crossed my mind to do otherwise to be honest.
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Old 23.07.2015, 23:56
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Re: Eggs

I never put eggs in the fridge. Eggs were never refrigerated when I was a kid so it never crossed my mind to put them in there. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 04.08.2015, 23:48
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That's the first time I really think about this, but in a supermarket they are usually just on a shelf, then why do I put them in the fridge at home? I don't know, that's just something we do as our moms did...
As the chickens who lay them don't live in fridges, I'm quite sure that not all eggs are found immediately, salmonella is on the outside of the shell and can be washed off in most cases, and one of the best ways to store eggs is to place them on a spinner...



eggs don't need to go in the fridge. Just do the sink test (glass of water - sinking egg is good, floating egg is bad) before using them and you'll be fine.
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Re: Eggs

Out of curiosity I've just checked a box of eggs I bought a few days ago in the Migros. On the back of the box (so near the hinge) it very clearly says 'Après achat, conserver au refrigerateur'. 'After sale, keep in the 'fridge'.
These are eggs that were laid in the open and packaged in France, rather than Switzerland; not sure if that makes a difference to the conservation rules, but even so, I've never noticed it before!

Didn't refrigerate eggs when I lived in England, but started doing so once I moved to Switzerland for some reason. Warm apartment versus chilly english house perhaps?
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Old 05.08.2015, 10:56
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Re: Eggs

The egg has an outer skin that protects it for 18 days (it's the skin you can peel off of cooked eggs). The natural protection works up to about 20°, the area eggs are shelved in is usually among cooled food, where temperatures are reduced below 20°. Avoid keeping or transporting them at higher temperatures. Sale is allowed until day 21. Washing destroys the protective skin, refrigerating can cause condense water which can also destroy it. That's why eggs must be continually kept cooled once they've been cooled.

Uncooled eggs can be kept for 3 weeks (counting from the day they're laid), if cooled 4 weeks, fridge'ing them with the flat point up increases that somewhat. A Migros-egg is typically put on the shelve at one week to ten days age, presumably similar applies to other retailers. So if uncooled they should be consumed within two weeks of purchase, if fridged within three weeks, no more than four.

The water test is quite unsafe: Test result depends on the size of the air bubble within the egg, which increases by vaporizing water. However, the loss amount depends on both environment temperature and its humidity. Store an egg at 25° with 95% humidity (just an example) for a few days and it will pass the water test with flying flags even though it quite likely is no longer good. The protective skin though will most certainly have been destroyed long ago by the condense water.
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