Alright cu/ck/s, I've got a dozen regular old supermarket eggs (egglands best i think) with a best by date marked January 1. Are these salvageable as hard boiled? I know they say you should prefer to boil older eggs so they peel easier but I'm not sure this is what they have in mind. Is this way too out of date and risking danger? Should I crack one open and give it the smell test? Just throw them out, or at someone's house? wat do
>African Republic of Argentina
>Never had anything worse than a cold
There was a egg with a serious crack and dent in it, you could see the whites inside but none of it spilled out. Put it in the fridge. Used it a month later for a frittata was making in a mad "Gotta be somewhere important in 5 minutes but I want to leave dinner ready for tonight" rush without realizing how old that egg was. When I did realize how old it was, a day had already passed and I wasn't even sick.
Unwashed eggs are kept unrefrigerated as they are protected by a natural layer (dried hen pussy juices, I guess.)
In the US, eggs are washed. It's not an ideal solution either. In Yurup they are not, and nobody heard of pasteurised eggs.
I'm not sure which method is best, but I don't trust the 'murican way.
OP, cook it and give it to someone.