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Q: egg, ji dan, 鸡蛋

To refrigerate or not to refrigerate? That is the question.

 

Ok, I just got home after being out of the country about three weeks and I have a few eggs sitting in their basket on the kitchen counter asking me why they don't deserve to be made into a yummy Cheese Omelette too...

 

So, what's the consensus around here regarding whether or not it's safe to eat eggs that have spent their time the Chinese way,  that is.... unrefrigerated.

5 years 47 weeks ago in  Food  - China

 
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I do this... Fill water in the jar, drop the eggs in them... If they float ; through them out right away, IF they lay down at the bottom of the jar horizontally (they are good for a week more), vertically (use them the same day) they might be good enough to be used, break them and smell it. If nothing smells funny... you can probably eat them.

 

On the shelf I have no idea, though once I ate few eggs from the refrigerator which were almost a month old... after doing this process obviously, and I didn't die or fell sick...

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When in doubt throw it out, just go to the store with ten kuai and buy some new eggs. It's not worth the risk of getting sick.

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I do this... Fill water in the jar, drop the eggs in them... If they float ; through them out right away, IF they lay down at the bottom of the jar horizontally (they are good for a week more), vertically (use them the same day) they might be good enough to be used, break them and smell it. If nothing smells funny... you can probably eat them.

 

On the shelf I have no idea, though once I ate few eggs from the refrigerator which were almost a month old... after doing this process obviously, and I didn't die or fell sick...

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Why not just look at the use-by date?? Tongue

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It's very simple:

Eat the eggs. If you get violently sick then it means they did, in fact, go bad.

 

 

 

(But really, 3 weeks old un-refrigerated Chinese eggs? Do you have a death wish? Even in Europe I don't eat eggs that stay in my fridge for more than two weeks)

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Chinese Chickens-body is different, egg fine !

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I'll never get used to seeing unrefrigerated eggs at the supermarket. It just seems so wrong. The Chinese seem averse to using the refrigerator for much of anything. I put almost everything in the fridge, even bread.

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I'm just posting this as an experiment to see if I can get a .gif working on here.

 

*apologies to ecc

 

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Eggs have a natural coating called bloom, which is the egg's natural protective layer. When washing destroys the protective layer, the eggs can easily spoil. This is why it is necessary to store them in the refrigerator. Here is information about the shelf life of eggshttps://gobadtips.com/how-long-do-eggs-last/

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