How long can you store boiled eggs in the fridge?????????????

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Aug 03, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    Or do they even need to be stored in the fridge? Should I leave the shell on them while they are stored? Will they last longer with the shell on them?

    Sorry for all the question.

    Mike
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    Aug 03, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    Until they go bad.
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    Aug 03, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    Until they hatch.



    (OK: I've heard the rule of thumb I heard is one week boiled, in their shells, in the fridge).
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    Aug 03, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    How long do boiled eggs last?
    Hard-boiled eggs should be kept in the refrigerator and eaten within 5 days.
    If you leave hard boiled eggs in the fridge any longer than this, the salmonella risk starts to rise very quickly.

    The reason hard boiled eggs don't last as long as raw eggs is that in cooking the eggs, a natural protective chemical layer (produced by the mother hen) is washed off the porous eggshell, allowing germs to enter.

    So eat boiled eggs fairly soon after boiling them and you will have no problems. Do remember that well boiled eggs (6 minutes or more) have practically no risk of Salmonella while lightly boiled eggs may still have a small risk.


  • pelotudo87

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    Aug 03, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    When I (or technically my mom, lol) makes hard boiled eggs, we take the shell off and store them in the fridge. They're fine the first and second days, but on the their day the yolk loses color and flavor. I think I remember reading somewhere that that doesn't mean they're unsafe, but to me it seems by day 3 they're starting to show their age, haha.

    So what I would do is make them in 2-day batches.
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    Aug 03, 2008 7:59 PM GMT

    When you bite into one and automatically start retching and gagging in disgust.........they are bad.
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    Aug 03, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    Thanks to those of you who actually answered my question icon_smile.gif

    But hey, I like the smart ass answers too icon_biggrin.gif

    I thought it was about a week you could store them for.

    UrbanGuy, I boil them for about 20 minutes, so I guess they should last.

    GG, I done that once with a soft egg, and couldn't eat a thing after it. The egg was rotten before it was cooked. You would think the smell would have told me something icon_lol.gif

    Mike
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    Aug 04, 2008 4:11 AM GMT
    I recall growing up with easter eggs lasting for what seemed like forever, in the basket, on the table, with no refrigeration. It's a wonder I'm still alive! LOL I boil them well and they last a week but I'm probably pushing the execution of my life insurance policy. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 06, 2008 3:46 PM GMT
    MikePhil saidThanks to those of you who actually answered my question icon_smile.gif
    But hey, I like the smart ass answers too icon_biggrin.gif
    I thought it was about a week you could store them for.
    UrbanGuy, I boil them for about 20 minutes, so I guess they should last.
    GG, I done that once with a soft egg, and couldn't eat a thing after it. The egg was rotten before it was cooked. You would think the smell would have told me something icon_lol.gif
    Mike

    You really should not be boiling eggs any longer than you have to. 20 minutes is way too long; you know you've over cooked an egg if a green ring forms around the yolk:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(food)If a boiled egg is overcooked, a greenish ring sometimes appears around egg yolk. This is a manifestation of the iron and sulfur compounds in the egg. It can also occur when there is an abundance of iron in the cooking water. The green ring does not affect the egg's taste; overcooking, however, harms the quality of the protein (chilling the egg for a few minutes in cold water until the egg is completely cooled prevents the greenish "ring” from forming on the surface of the yolk).

    A fairly reliably Chinese mother I know also states that eggs that are overboiled tend to stink sooner in the refrigerator.