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still good? i got wrapped up with the kids as i was putting groceries away last night. i just went to start on a baking project this morning and went to get my eggs and they went there. panic siezed me and i found them still in the bag from last night sitting on the floor.

can i still use these?????

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post #2 of 35
Tough call. My food safety background would say no - they should have been refrigerated. Better safe than sorry.

That said - most of my relatives are English and they never refrigerate their eggs (they also don't keep them as long as we do though). And of course, I also take eggs out about 2 hours before using them because room-temp eggs mix better into cake/cookie batter.

I would say that if you're going to cook them thoroughly, you'd probably be ok. But I wouldn't use them for anything where they're only partially cooked or raw (sunny side up eggs, custards, etc)
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post #3 of 35
I don't know but I left mine in the car overnight last week, I live in FL and it was probabally 110 in the car before I realized where I had left them. So gross!
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darn it. 3 doz. in the trash. i was going to make IMBC with them.
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post #5 of 35
OK, as an English person, I wouldn't worry about it! In fact, I always take my eggs out of the fridge the night before making a cake/cookies to ensure they are room temp. One of our most respected cooks, Delia Smith, NEVER keeps eggs in the fridge for 2 main reasons - 1. They will absorb any bad smells in your fridge through their shells (onions, garlic etc), and 2. They need to be at room temp for most purposes, so it's just easier to store them that way.
I don't know what it's like in the US, but the eggs in the store are not chilled, they are just on shelves at room temp, so I agree that why should there be a difference between the store and home?!
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most of my relatives are English and they never refrigerate their eggs (they also don't keep them as long as we do though)



Yea over here lots of people don't keep their eggs in the fridge - I do coz i have a 4 year old who has inherited my passion for baking and likes to 'help' but I would have said they would have been fine especially if it was only overnight, that said we don't have the temps or humidity you guys have ( yeah some luck icon_cry.gif ) so i'm not sure what difference that would make. How are eggs stored prior to you buying them? are they refrigerated from the minute they are laid? I'd say if you have any doubts don't use them. (but i probably would! icon_lol.gif )
post #7 of 35
On the Barefoot Contessa, she leaves hers out overnight to let them get to room temp. It might be OK, if they were on the counter, (not in the car where it is very hot).
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man, i just don't know.
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post #9 of 35
I have done this before also. I called my mother, who is a chef, and she told me as long as they were in the house at a reasonable temperature (75 F or less) then they would be ok. I used them (2 1/2 dozen) and had no problems. It's your call... but I think they would be ok.
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post #10 of 35
Now leaving them in a 110 degree car is COMPLETELY different than leaving them on the counter. icon_wink.gif

An egg is a self contained little universe.. they are more than fine. Now if they were cracked and left out no way.. but sitting there in their shells.. no problem. I'd eat them.. sunny side up and all.. icon_biggrin.gif
post #11 of 35
if they were out in the car, toss them. Out on the counter? I woudn't worry about it, unless your house is really hot!!! On baking days, often I leave my eggs sitting on the counter for half a day, as I use them. They also work better at room temp. (cracking and such)
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Wow, y'all don't refrigerate them?? I'd freak! I probably wouldn't not use them, but then, I'm kind of OCD about raw things and temperatures icon_lol.gif My inlaws like to leave meat sitting out all day, then cook it, but not all the way through and we always get sick when we eat over there. Raw burgers, raw turkey. I mean, still moo-ing raw *gag* But burnt on the outside. icon_lol.gif
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Wow, y'all don't refrigerate them?? I'd freak! I probably wouldn't not use them, but then, I'm kind of OCD about raw things and temperatures icon_lol.gif My inlaws like to leave meat sitting out all day, then cook it, but not all the way through and we always get sick when we eat over there. Raw burgers, raw turkey. I mean, still moo-ing raw *gag* But burnt on the outside. icon_lol.gif



Yeck! I wouldnt eat that either.

My mom also leaves things defrosting on the counter all day. I tell her not to, but she does anyway. She also eats raw hambruger while she is preparing it. *GAG* But at least the food is cooked all the way...
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post #14 of 35
We don't refrigerate eggs, we buy them on tuesday, and by friday they are gonne, about 80 eggs a week we use with no problems so far, and they never meet the fridge.
post #15 of 35
I have met several people that like to eat RAW hamburger meat--my niece's daughter is one of them. They don't eat alot of it but a pinch or two.

As for the eggs--if it was reasonably comfortable in your house, I would say, use them. I have left some on the counter overnite and used them for us and we have been fine. I think the pastuerization has something to do with it. Eggs are not refrigerated immediately after being laid. I have bought some fresh off the farm...they were collected in the morning and I got them in the evening.
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