How do you tell if your eggs are too old (assuming the egg carton has a “Sell by” date and not a clear-cut expiration)?
I had no clue until my Husband shared the following with me:
According to Cooks Illustrated, you place the eggs in cup/bowl of cold water. If it settles flat at the bottom, it’s fresh. If it bobs in the middle, it’s not as fresh. If the egg floats to the top, it’s no longer fresh.
Eggs lose water and carbon dioxide as they age, and they take in air. The reason why an older egg floats is because it has a nice-sized air cell in it.
This post is brought to you by: Some old eggs that were sitting in our fridge, on a Saturday morning when homemade omelets were wanted, but no one wanted to go out to the store for fresh eggs. LOL