Creating good recipes means above all selecting fresh ingredients. And you don’t always have time to regularly check the freshness of the products in your refrigerator. The same goes for eggs.
Put the egg in a container of water
Then trust the test that our ancestors used to use: plunge the egg into a container of cold water and see if it floats. If it stays at the bottom, it is extra-fresh! The same thing if it remains vertical and barely touches the bottom. If it floats, throw it away. Come on! Let’s go for a delicious cream omelet… Fresh!
Bring the egg to your ear
Bring the egg to your ear, shake it in search of a toss. The fresh egg fills all the space in the shell and does not move one iota! So you won’t hear anything if it’s still good!
Break the egg to see the egg white
Break the egg on a plate. The white (the albumen) pulls on Pantone colors? Garbage can! Bacteria attacked it… Bad luck!
Watch its smell
Is there still a strong pestilential smell coming from your fridge? Check to see if the good old Camembert from last year has been eliminated! If so, trust your nose: they are unfit for consumption.
Check the use-by date
To find out if an egg is healthy, the first thing to do is to look at the packaging (if it has not already been reduced to mush!). The CSD (use by date) is written on it: “to be consumed before …”. The date displayed is 28 days after laying. Positive point: know that if its shell does not present any alteration, and that it was preserved in your refrigerator, it remains “fresh” one month after the famous CSD!