So, it’s a few days past the “sold by” date on your egg carton. You’re craving some homemade cookies. You pace a few times in your kitchen, asking yourself, “Should I throw them out? They should still be good, right? Are ‘sold by’ dates true? Surely a few days past the date should be fine. Man, do I really want some cookies but I don’t want to go to the store just to buy eggs.” Yes, we’ve all been there, right?
The next time you find yourself in this situation, grab a bowl and fill it with cold water. Gently place the egg(s) in the bowl. Since egg shells are porous, that means that they allow air to penetrate the shell over time.
Here’s the fresh test on how to check if eggs are still good:
- Fresh Egg: A fresh egg will sink to the bottom of the bowl and lie on its side.
- Slightly Old Egg: This type of egg will sink to the bottom of the bowl and will stand upright.
- Old Egg: This egg will float at the top of the water since there is too much air inside the egg. Don’t eat this egg.
And there you have it. The egg test. It works every time.
Oh, and if you’re craving a homemade chocolate chip cookie, bake the recipe in the photo above. I promise this will be your new go-to recipe. Grab the recipe here.