It’s Tip Friday on Marilyn’s Treats. And todays tip is Learning how Long Eggs Will Keep.
How Long Will Raw and Hard Boiled Eggs Keep?
The answer to this question may surprise you: while uncooked eggs typically last four to five weeks when properly refrigerated, hard-boiled eggs will only last about a week. This is because egg shells, which are highly porous, are sprayed before sale with a thin coating of mineral oil that seals the egg. Boiling the egg washes this coating away, however, leaving the shell susceptible to bacteria.
This article is part of the Tips That Help in the Kitchen Series, Tip Friday.