When an egg floats is it bad?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by karlamaria, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started boiling eggs, one egg floated to the top before it even started to boil, the others did not. Is this a bad egg?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Floaters are bad
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Not necessarily bad, but pretty old. The older an egg is the more water it loses and the air cell gets larger and larger until the egg can actually float. The general wisdom is to discard "floaters".

    I'd open it up and see why...
     
  4. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A dozen bad eggs, ugh I boiled them and when I tasted them yuck! Dang now I'm out of eggs !
     

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