I learned a fascinating trick about eggs. There are thousands of articles on HOW to make boiled eggs; the best length of time, shocking the eggs in cold water, adding baking soda to the water, and letting them cool in the fridge before peeling. However, few articles tell when to boil farm fresh eggs. Thankfully, more and more people are moving away from standard store bought eggs, and migrating towards farm fresh eggs raised on bugs and worms instead of taxing grains with hormones. This fitness tip can apply to both, but it’s especially import when preparing fresh eggs.
An insightful guy at my work (who happens to be an egg farm), let me in on the secret to boiling farm fresh eggs.
Things You Should Know When Boiling Farm Fresh Eggs
1.) After an egg is laid, the membrane of the egg is still attached to the inside of the shell. Over time it detaches. That’s why when you shake a fresh egg, you won’t hear anything move inside. It will feel solid as if it’s already boiled.
Fitness Tip: Use the feeling of the eggs to pick your dozen. If you shake an egg and the fluid moves freely inside, it’s not recently laid.
2.) Boiling a farm fresh eggs can backfire. If the eggs have been recently laid the membrane is still sealed to the shell. After boiling and peeling the egg, you will still have a very solid inner shell. This is the membrane. I will let you in on the secret to the perfect eggs for boiling below.
3.) Farm Eggs don’t have to be refrigerated and can be left on the counter! I know it’s a scary thought, but according to my farming buddy, he leaves them out on the counter for weeks at a time.
Fit Tip: Most store bought eggs are over 2 weeks old.
Regardless if you are buying store bought or farm fresh eggs, it’s important to test them before boiling.
Here’s the Secret Trick to Know When to Boil Farm Fresh Eggs
Toss out everything you thought you knew about the perfect boiled eggs, this is the real secret! It’s all about timing.
- A fresh egg straight from the farm with the membrane still attached to the shell will sink when placed in water. These eggs are so fresh that they actually make poor choices for boiling.
- Bad eggs will float in a bowl of water.
- The perfect egg will stand straight up in the water. This egg will cook well, peel well, and create the most amazing dishes!
Keep in mind that these tricks also double for checking the freshness of your eggs. Eggs that sink are amazing for recipes and scrambled eggs they just aren’t ideal for boiled eggs. Floating eggs shouldn’t be consumed, and eggs that stand straight up in water can be used for anything, ideally, boiled eggs.
This fitness tips are ones that you can carry with you for a life time. They are especially important while traveling to areas of the world that don’t have the same stick guidelines at markets. Print this for your friends, family, and for yourself using the print link above!