Last year I showed you How to Preserve Eggs With Mineral Oil and a few of you asked if it really worked – well, the answer is – YES!
Mineral Egg Experiment
Because I care about you so much, I’ve had eggs in my fridge for OVER A YEAR just to see if rubbing them with mineral oil actually helped with preserving them.
I put 2 cartons of eggs in my fridge:
- M = Eggs that I rubbed with Mineral Oil
- E = Eggs that I did nothing with so I would be able to compare!
How to tell the GOOD Eggs from the BAD
Now the moment of truth – did the mineral oil really preserve the eggs longer than doing nothing at all.
To find out for sure I played the sink or float game!
Regular Eggs with No Mineral Oil
The year old eggs that I did nothing with floated right at the top of the cup – definitely BAD!
Float = BAD Egg
There was also one egg that had brown gunk oozing from it and when I cracked it open this is what I found… YUCK!
Mineral Oil Eggs
Out of the 18 eggs I rubbed mineral oil on every single egg sunk straight to the bottom, except one! I would call that success!
Sink = GOOD Egg
The one egg that floated had a slight crack in it.
Can You Tell if Eggs Are Bad by Looks or Smell?
The eggs both looked the same, except for the ones with obvious cracks!
As far as smell goes I didn’t notice any difference in odor, but I also don’t have a great sense of smell either ;)
I was a little concerned when I opened up the regular eggs that had no mineral oil on them and ONLY 2 were left! I immediately racked my brain on what poor soul just ate a carton of bad eggs over a year old.
Then it hit me – I guess that’s what happens when you hire a babysitter that can’t read! So just in case if you were wondering if you got sick or died from eating bad eggs, you don’t. My babysitter is proof of that (but don’t quote me, she does have a stomach of steel)!
How Did The EGGS Cook-Up?
The eggs with no mineral oil looked almost like a pancake when I cooked it up, especially the bottom of it. It definitely had a different texture and appearance – slightly rubbery.
Mineral Oil Eggs
The eggs coated in mineral oil cooked-up perfect and tasted great too!
Here’s another picture of the regular egg that was not preserved with mineral oil.
And here is how the egg coated in mineral oil turned out! Big difference!
Below you can see the difference with them side by side! Which would you rather eat?
I can now say I’ve eaten eggs over a year old. Not sure if that’s something to be proud of, but I’ll take any chance to brag ;)
Preserving Eggs for a Year or More…
If you need a refresher on Preserving Eggs with Mineral Oil, check-out this post!