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How To Store Egg

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Storing EggsHow to store eggs to retain the same freshness and taste for long is not a difficult question to answer. Eggs are naturally stored inside the protective shells of their own. However, the fear of breakage and spoilage always exist for eggs, as they are the raw material for many pasta and microbes. One of the major challenges is to prevent the salmonella contamination in eggs while storing them. The yellow portion of egg is highly vulnerable to salmonella contamination which may make you suffer from acute food poisoning symptoms. As eggs are perishable substance, it is essential to keep them well stored for freshness and hygiene. Here comes the briefing on how to store eggs and make your morning toast with eggs happily.


Storing Eggs

Different types of eggs require different conditions for storage. There are farm fresh eggs, hard boiled eggs, plain boiled eggs, and raw eggs. Generally speaking, all types of eggs require a temperature maintained at 4-degree Celsius for storage. So it’s clear that best storage place for eggs is your refrigerator. Now let’s move on from here.

Keep eggs in their original cartons, and place it in coldest zone of fridge, as soon as you bring them from market shelf.


Storing Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are the one which you use as Easter decorative eggs. They should not kept in the fridge doors, as temperature varies by frequent opening and closing and keeping eggs here can make you sacrifice the quality of eggs.

Keep it refrigerated until you are planning to use them in recipes. Eggs do not need washing as they are prewashed before arriving in the grocery stores.

Hard boiled eggs store well for complete 1 week in this way.


Storing Raw Eggs

Raw eggs mean the one which can be either cracked or stored intact. It has two parts egg whites and egg yolks. This requires skillful handling and storage as they are highly contaminated by both dirt and microbes.

Keep eggs in chilled water for some time. Crack the eggs and either keep the whites and yolks together, or separate them for storage.

Once cracked, the yolks with water surrounding it must be packed into plastic, inert wrappers and sealed or zip locked. Place it in freezer safe containers.

The same is followed for separated whites and yolks of eggs. Fresh egg with shell intact keeps for weeks, while those cracked to liquid can keep for 4- 7 days.


Storing Cooked Eggs

Cooked eggs may consist of egg as major ingredient. The left over or boiled eggs can be easily stored by wrapping them in thin plastic wraps or in silver foils.

For plain boiled eggs, do not peel them before you plan to consume them. Keep them refrigerated before consuming.

These are some of general advantageous tips on how to store eggs, and make your Sundays turn into fun day with eggs!

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