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How to Know if Your Eggs Have Gone Bad

Never let another rotten egg spoil your breakfast! Utilize this handy “sink or swim” test from Julie Edelman to learn whether your eggs are perfect for poaching or past their prime!

Step 1: Gather any eggs of questionable freshness.

Step 2: Fill a bowl with water.

Step 3: Gently drop each egg in the bowl, careful not to let them crack or dent.

Step 4: Remove any eggs that float to the top and discard. They’ve gone bad.

Step 5: Retrieve the eggs that sink to the bottom. They’re ready for the frying pan!