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EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

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EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

It seems it doesn't really matter.
I keep mine out of the fridge, after all, they are not displayed in a fridge in the Supermarkets, and may have been there for days.

A new study finds it makes no difference as both chilled and room temperature batches remained bacteria-free after two weeks
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2421530/So-eggs-fridge-A-new-study-finds-makes-difference-re...

This is what Eggs look like, very helpful photo in the article !
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Ooooooh, so that's what eggs look like. Well I never.  Cheesy
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The picture could have done with a ruler included, so we get an idea of scale  Roll eyes
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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

The problem with eggs is that their shells are porous so can absorb any "ambient smells"
As quite a few people keeps stuff that smells in the fridge (cheese / garlic / poop etc), the eggs can absorb some of this and it can affect the taste.
My fridge has antibacterial and odour filters so I tend to keep my eggs in the fridge.
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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

Earlier this month when SWMBO returned from 3 weeks away there were still eggs in the fridge left from before she went.
She fried them and they tasted exactly as expected and no tummy problems.

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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

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The picture could have done with a ruler included, so we get an idea of scale   Roll eyes

Do you mean this kind of Ruler ?
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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

As a one time chicken keeper we used to keep our surplus eggs, for winter use, in a bucket full of glasses solution.
Old eggs are OK for cooking but not frying as they go flat as pancakes.
Anyone who has fried a new laid egg know they stand up like tasty little pyramids in the pan.
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...a bucket full of glasses solution.

What did you dissolve the glasses in to get the solution and were they spectacles or beer glasses Undecided
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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

Methinks the poster does refer to waterglass solution.
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Ah..Sodium Silicate solution Smiley
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Quote from: billnotben
Anyone who has fried a new laid egg know they stand up like tasty little pyramids in the pan.

We have chickens: A Sussex Star (Snowflake), a Warwickshire Bluebell (Fern) and a Silky (Pippa)  and get one egg each from the 'big girls'  almost every day and occasionally from the Silky when she's not broody and trying to sit on the other hen's eggs!
I've never fried a newly laid egg but they are lovely boiled but do benefit from being left a few days before poaching. SWMBO tells me that professional cooks prefer to use eggs about a week old as they 'stick' together a bit better
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Re: EGGS... to store in fridge or not ?

Yes water glass.
Never knew it had quite so many uses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_silicate