I’ve ruined my share of recipes by cracking open the eggs right into the bowl only to find out it was a bad egg. If you aren’t sure whether or not an egg is still some good try this handy technique.
Place the egg into a glass of cold water, if it sinks to the bottom then you have yourself a fresh egg, if it floats to the top it may be time to toss that bad boy.
Looks like this one is a keeper!
A fresh egg submerged into water will lie on the bottom.
An egg that is about a week or two old will also lie on the bottom but will bob a little.
An egg that is three weeks old will balance on its small end with the large end reaching up.
A bad egg will simply float.