Eggs are not only delicious, but also healthy. When stored properly, they retain all their freshness and flavor. In other words, their tastes are not altered. Indeed, many still do not know the best way to store eggs properly. In fact, the question everyone is asking is: Should we keep eggs in the fridge? Many of us debate the issue. Délices et Gourmandises offers tips for storing eggs.
Always keep eggs in their original box
Back home, most people throw away the container of eggs from the supermarket and put them in the fridge shelf or in a container. Indeed, the eggs are aesthetically arranged, however we recommend that you always place them in their original container. First of all, the container plays a protective role. In addition, the eggshell has thousands of small pores, so the container limits the absorption of strong aromas and odors given off by other foods put in the fridge. Then, if you do not throw away the original packaging, you can still check the expiration date to ensure the freshness of your eggs. Finally, make sure that your eggs are kept with the smaller end facing down, as this position will keep the yolk centered and the air chamber, on the domed side, is not compressed.
Other tips for storing cooked and raw eggs
- If you still want to put the eggs on the refrigerator shelves, place them in the center shelves, not the ones inside the door. It is essential that the eggs are kept at a constant and cool temperature.
- Above all, avoid washing the eggs, otherwise you risk removing the protective layer, which allows bacteria to penetrate.
- If on return from grocery shopping, the egg is cracked, it has become vulnerable. Thus, it should be broken completely and do not keep it for more than 2 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
- Leftover raw egg whites and yolks should be quickly refrigerated in airtight containers. Just cover the yolks with a little cold water and drain them before using to prevent them from drying out.
- You will probably smell carbonated in the fridge when you keep a hard-boiled egg. This odor is not dangerous and usually disappears within a few hours. This is because when eggs are cooked, they producehydrogen sulfide.