Dec 30 2010

How old is old?

For most of the food we eat, the expiration date indicates the last day the item should be eaten. An exception is the egg.  Federally graded eggs that are in their shells can be safely eaten for about three to five weeks after the expiration date. Just keep them refrigerated.

Older eggs, in fact, are ideal for hard boiling because the air pocket that develops helps prevent the shell “sticking” common to fresh eggs. ¬†Its a New Year…get cracking!