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    unrefrigerated eggs?

    Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:02 pm Groupie
    I accidentally left a dozen eggs on the counter for about 2 hours yesterday when I came home from the grocery store. I put them in the refrigerator as soon as I remembered--are they still safe to use, or should I throw them out?
    Annie H
    Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:06 pm
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    I would say that they're fine. Eggs last at room temp for a few days at least, and about 6 weeks in the frige. I'd just be sure to use them in the next couple of weeks or so and possibly rinse the outsides off if they've had contact with anything that might have put extra bacteria on the shell. That bacteria would grow and get into the gooey bits of the egg when cracked, but other than that, good eats!
    Tasty Tidbits
    Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:54 am
    Forum Host
    The wierdest thing about being in England is that none of the eggs are refrigerated in any of the stores. They are just on the counter like anything else. That really freaked me out when I moved over here. Also there is no such thing as white eggs here, they are all brown. Anyways, I digress.....I think your eggs will be perfectly alright.
    Bone Man
    Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:26 pm Groupie
    I love those digressions MarieAlice -- we learn a lot that way! icon_lol.gif
    Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:44 pm Groupie
    Alton Brown says that in 24 hours on the counter, the eggs age the same amount that they would have in 2 weeks in the fridge. They should be fine.
    I actually put eggs out on the counter in the morning before I make hard boiled eggs because they peel better when they're "older".
    Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:24 pm Groupie
    Thanks for the replies everyone! icon_biggrin.gif I eventually figured they were probably fine, and I just went ahead and used them. We haven't gotten sick or anything. I think that in the past, that had happened to me and I didn't know if they were safe, so I just threw them out. That was before I found the Zaar forums of course icon_lol.gif Thanks again!
    ??? Dreaming ???
    Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:57 pm
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    I've never put eggs in the fridge (or known anyone who does) .

    So I should think yours are fine.
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