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    • pawpurrs
    • By pawpurrs 27th Feb 06, 4:07 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:07 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:07 PM
    will be fine for tomorrow, would last about a week Ishould think, you will know when you open, if no good.
  • ti1980
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:45 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:45 PM
    Thanks for the super speedy reply.
  • Penny-Pincher!!
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:48 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:48 PM
    I normally dont keep mine for more than 3 days.

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    • muddled_midget
    • By muddled_midget 27th Feb 06, 4:48 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:48 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:48 PM
    While we're on the subject of boiled eggs can someone please tell me how to make a really good dippy egg? I often really fancy dippy egg and soldiers, but have no idea how to go about cooking one. Ie, hot or cold water? How long for soft boiled, and how long for hardboiled?
    Thank you
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  • studentnurse
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:51 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 4:51 PM
    While we're on the subject of boiled eggs can someone please tell me how to make a really good dippy egg? I often really fancy dippy egg and soldiers, but have no idea how to go about cooking one. Ie, hot or cold water? How long for soft boiled, and how long for hardboiled?
    Thank you
    midget
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    by muddled_midget
    I'm with you on this one - I just cant manage to get them right
  • Noozan
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    • 27th Feb 06, 5:31 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 5:31 PM
    While we're on the subject of boiled eggs can someone please tell me how to make a really good dippy egg? I often really fancy dippy egg and soldiers, but have no idea how to go about cooking one. Ie, hot or cold water? How long for soft boiled, and how long for hardboiled?
    Thank you
    midget
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    by muddled_midget
    For soft boiled, I put eggs (room temperature) into a pan of cold water and bring to boiling point, I time 4 minutes exactly from the moment the water starts to boil. For hard boiled, I cook for 8 minutes and plunge the eggs straight into cold water after cooking as this stops a black ring developing around the yolk.
    I have the mind of a criminal genius. I keep it in the freezer next to Mother....
    • maryb
    • By maryb 27th Feb 06, 8:11 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 8:11 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 8:11 PM
    I put them in cold water as well but i find 2.5 minutes is just right. I always time from when the water is properly boiling not just seething and the pan I use is quite solid so probably absorbs more heat before it comes to the boil. Which suggests you need to experiment.

    lakeland do a gadget you can put in the water which changes colour when the eggs should be done
  • Quintain
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    • 27th Feb 06, 8:37 PM
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    • 27th Feb 06, 8:37 PM
    Nah, .... put into boiling water for 5 minutes 10 seconds - and a large egg will have a hard white and a soft runny yolk
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    • Rave
    • By Rave 28th Feb 06, 1:18 AM
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    I asked this on another forum and was told that like pretty much any cooked food, boiled eggs are safe for up to three days in the fridge. Apparently you can freeze them too although they tend to shed water and become rubbery.
    • Chipps
    • By Chipps 28th Feb 06, 6:37 AM
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    I just heard on the radio this morning something about government advice not to eat uncooked eggs at the moment, even though bird flu isn't here yet.
    I would be particularly careful about soft boiled eggs if the eggs start to sneeze or complain of a sore throat before you boil them............
    (of course, they may just be bluffing..)
    • thetope
    • By thetope 28th Feb 06, 8:35 AM
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    yeah boiled eggs will be fine for a few days. in fact when i am having them in sandwiches for the week i boil them all at the start of the week and eat them right through til friday. i don't see why boiling (if the shell is intact) changes the "use by" date.

    for runny boiled eggs with soldiers (which are one of my favourite foods!) i boil the water in the kettle, put the eggs in the pan, pour on the water (which doesn't normally crack them) and time four minutes from the water starts boiling in the pan again.

    • thriftmonster
    • By thriftmonster 28th Feb 06, 8:35 AM
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    I would say 3 days as HM egg mayo sandwich filling will last about 3 days as well.

    I put my eggs into cold water and do 3 mins from boiling - but I haven't tried it on the new cooker yet - it might vary
  • ymcas
    How long do hard boiled eggs last
    Hi All,

    I boiled some eggs last Thursday.... will they still be ok? I thought not, but then got thinking that raw eggs last for ages!

    Ta
  • Menagerie
    Hard-boiled eggs should be kept in the refrigerator and eaten within 5 days.
    Or you might get salmonella.

    Cooking the eggs rinses off a protective layer on the shell, so germs enter.
    • EagerLearner
    • By EagerLearner 31st Oct 06, 11:43 AM
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    Daft question about, uhm, boiled eggs...
    Hi,

    Get ready for a daft question, but....

    Once I have boiled an egg, how long can I keep it for? :confused:

    I would like to boil up 3 say on a Sunday, for Mr EL to take to work as snacks.

    My mum used to run a bar and keep them for ages as snacks for people to buy with their drinks, but I can't bring myself to ask her this question...

    You lot are my saving grace for cookery knowledge that I 'should' know by now!
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  • Gingham Ribbon
    http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet/nutritionessentials/eggsandpulses/eggs/

    It says here to cool them quickly then keep them in the fridge. I would have thought about 3 days would have been fine but it doesn't say for how long unfortunately.
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    • EagerLearner
    • By EagerLearner 31st Oct 06, 1:39 PM
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    Thanks Gingham - thought as much but wanted to check! x
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  • emilyt
    Yes i would say 3 days too. As long as they are kept cold they will be fine.I used to work in a kitchen and we wouldn't use them after the 3rd day. Never had any complaints.
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    • dragonsoup
    • By dragonsoup 15th Mar 07, 6:31 PM
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    dragonsoup
    Hard boiled eggs
    Anyone know how long they will keep in their shells in the fridge?

    Tesco have put the price up of my daily egg and potato salad from 1.46 to 1.76 which is an outrageous increase and is just the spur I need to start putting together my own.

    I did tell the manager he will need to order 5 fewer next week! No wonder they make such obscene profits.

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