Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to tell if an egg is bad or not

I have my google homepage ( for anyone that has a gmail/google account, you too can set up your homepage) set up to have a "how to" of the day. Today's was particularly interesting to me because I REALLY like scrambled eggs and despite Alene's teasing, I think I have crafted the perfection of making scrambled eggs (it's not as easy as it seems).

Anyway, I thought this was interesting in telling if your egg is bad or not:

1. Place the egg into a bowl of water. The water level should be deeper than the egg's length.
2. Observe what the egg does.

* Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and lie on their sides.
* Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
* If the egg balances on its small end, with the large end reaching for the sky, it's probably around three weeks old.
* Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.

I hope this was helpful for all the other egg lovers out there.


  1. What are you talking about, I love your scrambled eggs! I just hate that mine aren't as good : (

  2. Mandi and I have been wondering about this