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Hard boiled eggs on vacation-will they last unrefrigerated?

post #1 of 11
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Wonder how long hard-boiled eggs would last on a driving vacation, without refrigeration?  We like them for snacks, and I guess I can take an ice chest if necessary, but just wondered if anyone had any idea.
Seems to me I remember when I was a child, having dyed easter eggs laying around quite a while, unrefrigerated.  We actually didn't even have a refrig. "way back then."  They kept fine, but I don't remember how long.


Edited by JudyMcKinn - 6/5/07 at 3:56pm
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post #2 of 11

It's not supposed to be good to have them out longer than a couple of hours.  I don't worry about it too much but I don't think several days would be okay.

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post #3 of 11

Well fresh eggs can sit out at room temperature for a week with no problem, so I can't imagine that a hard-boiled egg would be any different.  It's a good question...

post #4 of 11

There are always newspaper articles around Easter that say "be careful with them eggs".  They usually recommend no longer than 2 hours, but of course everybody has eaten easter eggs that have sat around longer than that.  Put 'em in the ice chest.

On a  side note have you seen the new vehicles with the glove compartment that works like a refrigerator?  It's set up for a few cans of soda (or beer if you happen to be one of my relatives).  Handy little hard boiled egg keeper there.  cool

post #5 of 11

Here's some really good info on safe egg handling:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/eggs2.htm

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post #6 of 11

Thanks for the link fowlweatherfriend...I stand corrected.  I would have never thought hard-boiling an egg would make an egg spoil quicker than leaving it unboiled.

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Originally Posted by mac in abilene 

On a  side note have you seen the new vehicles with the glove compartment that works like a refrigerator?  It's set up for a few cans of soda (or beer if you happen to be one of my relatives).  Handy little hard boiled egg keeper there.  cool


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Do we have the same relatives?

post #8 of 11
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Thanks for the info, everyone.  Rats, I would have thought they would last a long time, really. Guess I will have to drag the cooler along.  (with beverages added, since we do have the cooler--shame not to have beverages, right??   LOL

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post #9 of 11

Mac, that is too funny!!! Sounds like many "cheeseheads" I know as well!!! LOL:lol:

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post #10 of 11

We have often taken hard-boiled eggs on long day-trips sailing, hiking, etc. We keep them in the shade but ot's summer and they're unrefrigerated for maybe 6-7 hours. We also hide our hard-boiled eggs on Easter the night before, so they're out ALL NIGHT in the 64 degree house. We've never had a problem in all these years.

The published government guidelines have to be uber-strict. They also tell you never to eat a rare or medium rare steak or burger, if I'm not mistaken.

Everyone will find their own comfort level with health concerns. Myself, I'll take the risks mentioned above, but I won't drink diet sodas or eat processed chemically foods after having gotten cancer out of the blue (no genetic predisposition) at a young age. Whatever makes you comfortable!

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