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Discussion in 'Quail' started by bobcutrer1, Nov 27, 2011.
how many days can i gather eggs , that are to be pickled, before they need to be refridgeraged ?
I would just put them in the fridge as I gather them then pickle them when I get my desired amount. I wouldn't do anything more than a couple weeks old though.
You can store eggs in the refrigerator for months. You can store them on your kitchen counter for several weeks as long as your temperatures are not extreme. The eggs you buy at the store are usually a few weeks old.
The problem with pickling fresh eggs is that fresh eggs are hard to peel after you boil them. There are some tricks you can use, but often you cannot get the shell off a boiled fresh egg without it sticking and messing up the appearance. An egg shell is porous and will lose moisture over time. Until it loses enough moisture, it is hard to peel them and have them look decent. I would not even consider boiling eggs for deviled eggs or pickling until they are at least two weeks old.