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Simple Tip: Write the Date on Hard Boiled Eggs

Whenever I look in the fridge and realize I have a carton full of eggs that are about to expire, I hard boil them. Hard boiled eggs are an easy snack that can last in the fridge for up to a week. They are also great in salads or sandwiches. After boiling the eggs, I do what my dad does and write the date on the shell. That way I'll know how old the hard boiled eggs are.

Do you enjoy hard boiled eggs? How do you record their age?

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sendishm sendishm 7 years
good idea!
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i prob won't do as i just boil my eggs right before consumption... but, here is a great, healthy snack/mini meal using boiled eggs boil 2 eggs and mash for an egg salad, add cayenne pepper, salt to taste, chopped up gerkins. place on romaine lettuce and wrap up like a burritto. YUM! and so healthy.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I'm not an egg fan, really. I do like hardboiled eggs, but I'm trying to convert to vegan right now :)
Hmm...I always eat my eggs right after boiling, never had the inclination to make them ahead of time. But when I do, I will definitely use this method.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Ahhh. Mixed feelings on this one, Chief. My gut instinct is to wrap the eggs in bacon before taking pen to shell. For the time being, though, I think I'll stick with Spectra's method.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I would think that once they are cooked the shell would not be so porous..........any thoughts?
MsChoo MsChoo 7 years
I woudnt do that. Eggs are known to have porous shells.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've never thought to do this, but it makes a lot of sense to me. I usually boil the eggs and put them back in the carton, then I write the date on the carton.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years more peeling of rotten eggs!
brownsugamama brownsugamama 7 years
Duh why did I never think of that...writing on the eggshell. So smart!
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