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Eggs passed the float test but are they ok?

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Changing2011 Thu 06-Oct-11 16:08:24

Hi I have some eggs which say bb date 28/9 but they all sank when I did the float test ( if they float in water they are no good). Will they be ok if I hard boil them to make a batch off egg mayonnaise? I hate throwing things away...

GlaikitFizzogOnaNeepyLantern Thu 06-Oct-11 16:10:24

God yes, I've used eggs nearly a month over and survived to tell the tale! IMO you can tell if an egg is off as soon as you crack it (stinks). I hate waste too!

Trills Thu 06-Oct-11 16:12:07

If an egg is off you will smell it, you really really will.

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 06-Oct-11 16:17:31

They will be absolutely fine, especially as you are going to hardboil them.

Changing2011 Thu 06-Oct-11 16:20:58

Thought so! Def hard boil as imam pregnant so wouldn't risk a runny yolk unless really fresh, but they look fine to me and I will make sure we use the egg mayo quick for sardines tomorrow. Thanks ladies.

Trills Thu 06-Oct-11 16:29:05

If the egg has salmonella then freshness is irrelevant.

If the egg has a red lion mark then it comes from a vaccinated chicken so it doesn't have salmonella.

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