Do you ever wonder if an egg is fresh? I tried this experiment awhile ago and thought I should share it. I will be posting a number of “draft” recipes such as this one to clean up my files. I have way to many “drafts” and I need to decide what to do with them !!!
Place the egg in a glass of cold water; if the egg is fresh, it will remain on the bottom of the glass like in the picture on the left. If it floats to the top like in the picture on the right get rid of it as you do not want to eat it or use in any recipe. As eggs get older they fill with air and will float higher the older they are. Pretty simple and something I will do should I have any doubts.
I had 3 eggs left in a carton and I was not certain how old they were. So, two out of the three were good, but one was not. Go figure. but I threw out the one that floated. By the way you should always store eggs in their carton in the center of your refrigerator and not in the door.