Answer: The Bad Egg will Rise Up and Shell Itself
Elijah and I learned an egg-citing new trick from Elyse today: How to find an old egg (before it’s too late!)
- Take the eggs you want to cook and put them in water so that they are submerged.
- Do they float, or do they sink?
- They should sink. If they float to the surface, you may want to consider passing on that omelet.
- Those from the same batch that sink will likely be very easy to peel.
Disclaimer: A sinking egg may have other issues, but it is fresh.
- Fresh eggs have very little (if any) air in the shell.
- As they age, air gets through the shell into the egg.
- A floating egg indicates an old egg to the point that enough air has entered in to allow it to float.
- The other eggs from the same batch, may not havequite enough air to float, but likely have enough to loosen the shell and make them easy to peel.
- The easier an egg is to peel, the older it likely is.