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Old 01-19-2013, 7:11 PM
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Default Egg storage w/o frige

My better half came across this on Pinterest (ask your wife). Thought you guys might find this interesting. I'm going to try it and will let you know in a couple years how it turns out ;-)

Store Fresh Eggs for 2 Years

Imagine eating exclusive out of food storage for an extended period of time. Wouldn't we miss those eggs? Now you don't have to. Unfortunately as a society with all the awesome conveniences we have, we have lost much knowledge that those who lived before us had. Such as how to preserve many different varieties of fresh foods, such as eggs. There are a couple of ways to preserve eggs. I'll mention one today.

Did you know that an egg will stay fresh as long as air does not penetrate the somewhat porous shell? When an egg is laid, it has a coating on it that protects the contents from going bad, even in a hot nest, while being sat upon by a contented mother bird. When eggs are processed for sale, they are cleaned, thereby removing some of the natural coating that was protecting the egg from spoilage. By purchasing fresh eggs and recreating the barrier between the outside air and the egg within the shell, you can significantly increase the egg's shelf life, even when stored at room temperature for great lengths of time.

Here's how. First, get a large container of Vaseline and a bunch of eggs, preferably in Styrofoam containers. If you can only find eggs in cardboard containers, that's okay. Just use plastic wrap inside of them to protect the cardboard from the Vaseline.

Next, get ready to get messy. Take eggs out of container. Get a small amount of Vaseline on your hands. (You can use gloves if you wish.) Pick up an egg and rub the Vaseline all over the egg until it is covered completely. The Vaseline doesn't have to be thick, just don't miss any spots. When it's covered, set it back into the egg carton, with the wide end of the egg at the top. (That's where the little air space is located inside the shell) Get a little more Vaseline on your hands and do another egg. Repeat until all eggs are covered. Close cartons, date, and put into your food storage room.

To use an egg, put a little dish soap on your hands and rub it all over the egg. Rinse with warm water while wiping the egg clean. Only wash as many eggs as you intend to use right away.

If you want to be sure your egg is still fresh before eating it, simply drop it into a bowl of water. If it sinks, it's fresh. If it floats, some air has gotten inside the shell and you should discard the egg.
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Old 01-19-2013, 9:59 PM
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I use food grade mineral oil.
The kind used for laxatives.
It works best if the eggs are kept in a cool place.
You should always test the eggs to ensure they haven't gone bad before breaking them open by putting the egg into a deep bowl of water. If it floats it has gone bad. It floats because of the sulpher gasses the egg generates if it start to decompose.
Never crack open a floater, the stink is horrible.

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Old 01-20-2013, 12:42 PM
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+1 for using mineral oil. As we raise our own chickens, we have eaten eggs (fresh) that sat on the counter for months. They are perfect.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:46 PM
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It works best if the eggs are kept in a cool place.
It only works this way. Light seems to matter as well. Dark and 60 degrees or below........half a chance after two years.
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Old 01-20-2013, 2:28 PM
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This method is mentioned in a lot of sailing books. I think itscommon for off shore sailors to do this. Or at least it was.
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Old 01-20-2013, 2:32 PM
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At least one study showed that eggs last longer unrefrigerated than refrigerated.

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Never crack open a floater, the stink is horrible.
That's true for more than just eggs.
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No way would I eat a 2 year old egg
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Old 01-20-2013, 3:18 PM
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Thousand year old egg.....nuff said.
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