The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

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The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

Post by 5waldos » Sat May 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Am I just overly sensitive or do they smell awful in the fridge, even when the shell is left intact?

If you share this issue, I just discovered that if you put them in a bowl of water with the shells left on- no smell. Or is there a problem with this?

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Post by 2wilzgood » Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 pm

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Why do you lot have such trouble w/eggs?

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Post by 5waldos » Sat May 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Uh- do I have trouble with eggs? I mean- I may, but I don't remember having trouble with eggs.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 am

I think they smell terrible no matter what. People eating them around me is my personal hell.
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Post by leela » Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 am

Egg shells are porous. So leaving them in water might affect the egg in some way.
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Post by 5waldos » Sun May 13, 2018 1:30 pm

After four days my husband didn't complain about them being odd and didn't seem to suffer any bad effects. So- into the water bath they stay.

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Post by korgy » Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 am

they kinda smell like a fart, right?
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Post by Scrubb » Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 am

Well, maybe like YOUR farts. My farts smell of roses.
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Post by korgy » Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm

[laughing]
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Post by veronica_inheels » Sun May 20, 2018 4:43 pm

Ya. But soft boiled or fried are fine. Only hard boiled eggs smell.
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Post by 5waldos » Mon May 21, 2018 7:30 pm

But I don’t know of anyone who cooks up a bunch of soft boiled or fried eggs to nibble over the next few days.

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Post by Ledbetter » Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 pm

I like to make egg salad sandwiches for fishing trips. They still stink up the fridge even if in Tupperware.

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Post by Scrubb » Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Heh. I worked with a woman who was PARANOID about mayo going off. She refused to make an egg salad sandwich at home and bring it to work for fear it would go bad during her 10 minutes between house and office. Sometimes she'd bring the eggs and a jar of mayo and make the sandwiches at work, but she worried too much about the mayo having been out of the 'fridge during the drive so much that she usually ended up throwing it all out instead of eating it.

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Re: The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

Post by Usher73 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:13 am

You are exceedling overly sensitive.
I have had 4 boiled eggs in my fridge for weeks.
I ate one yesterday.
It was good.

Why do you boil eggs if you cannot abide them?

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Post by Usher73 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:24 am

Now that I thInk about it, this is the kind of post I would make when I was drunk.

But waldos wouldn't do that.

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Post by korgy » Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 pm

i think it would make a great title for a book
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Post by northern_goddess » Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 pm

Hard boiled eggs can go 'off' within a week or so. Usher, you were lucky that yours were ok after 'weeks'.

I don't think putting them in water is a good idea at all.
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Post by veronica_inheels » Sat May 26, 2018 6:10 am

5waldos wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:30 pm
But I don’t know of anyone who cooks up a bunch of soft boiled or fried eggs to nibble over the next few days.
i dont know anyone who cooks eggs and keeps them for days.

my comment was that hard boiled eggs smell almost immediately of sulfur. not after days, after couple of hours.

fried eggs ( i make lunch sandwiches with them sometimes) will not smell within few hours.
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Re: The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

Post by Usher73 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:34 am

Boiled eggs last forever. It seems none of you have boiled eggs for Easter and finished the last of them on mother's or father's day.

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Post by Usher73 » Sat May 26, 2018 10:37 am

And I'll bet none of you have pickled your boiled eggs.

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Post by VinnyD » Sat May 26, 2018 11:30 am

I pickled eggs once.

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Post by northern_goddess » Sat May 26, 2018 2:35 pm

I think we've got an entire thread somewhere about pickled eggs.

The smell of farts AND vinegar. What could be better?
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Post by 5waldos » Sat May 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Usher73 wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 10:34 am
Boiled eggs last forever. It seems none of you have boiled eggs for Easter and finished the last of them on mother's or father's day.
Especially the ones that get lost.

Although I was talking about a couple of days- not a month or so. By then they may not smell so much. Until they do again.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:32 pm

I had occasion to consider this topic recently. I stayed at an Airbnb where hard-boiled eggs were part of the continental breakfast. Usually, I avoid HBE except in a fresh Cobb salad. (I hate egg salad, especially as a sandwich.)

But I wanted the protein so I peeled off the shell and ate it. Did not smell bad at all. I still don't like the texture.

Re mayo--I got very ill from eating tuna salad that had been sitting out too long or not kept properly (conference food). A week of sky-high temps and both ends.

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Post by korgy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:23 am

interesting -- was googling around "hard boiled eggs sulphur" and apparently it is because the eggs are OVERcooked -- an adequately hard-boiled egg apparently does not have that smell:
Perhaps the most common problem with hard-boiled eggs is overcooking. That's what happens when the yolks are pale yellow with that familiar green band around the outside. There is frequently the odor of sulfur. This is due to a reaction between traces of iron in the yolk and sulfur in the white. It happens only when the eggs have been overcooked. Perfectly cooked yolks are moist and deep orange. Needless to say, there is no chemical smell.
http://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-how-t ... story.html

visually, it sounds like the green band around the yolk is the sign that the egg has been overcooked
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Post by Ledbetter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:15 pm

I've been suffering from stink fridge quite a bit lately. My Tico buds have discovered potato salad, and can't get enough of it. " Led, ¿vas a hacer las papas Canadienses otra vez, por favor? "
They call baked potatoes and potato salad, Canadian potatoes.

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Re: The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

Post by VinnyD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 pm

Why is potato salad making your fridge stink?

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Post by Ledbetter » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:44 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 pm
Why is potato salad making your fridge stink?
There are hard boiled eggs in potato salad, and the name of this thread might be an indication.

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Re: The Scent of Hard Boiled Eggs

Post by VinnyD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:48 pm

There are hard boiled eggs in potato salad
Not when I make it. Or most people, as far as I know.

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Post by Ledbetter » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:07 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:48 pm
There are hard boiled eggs in potato salad
Not when I make it. Or most people, as far as I know.
Eggs are a must imo. This is a recipe that I more or less followed. I don't like mushy potato salad. I prefer chunky, added dill, celery, red pepper, pickles, red onion and EGGS.

https://www.inspiredtaste.net/22809/sim ... ad-recipe/


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Post by VinnyD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:11 pm

I'm mot big on videos unless there is some tricky technique. But I notice that the introduction says the eggs are optional.

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Post by Ledbetter » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:14 pm

You don't have to watch the video, turn it off. I'm annoyed by long winded explanations in recipe links, but if you scroll down to the bottom, the ingredients are listed.

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:20 pm

That is not very different from what I do. I don't add eggs or pickles. I do add capers and onions. And I mix the peeled potatoes with a couple of tablespoons of chicken stock as I cut them up, not vinegar. I do add a bit of cider vinegar with the sour cream and mayo.

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Post by korgy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 am

Vinny, i am saddened that you didnt respond to my factoid about the sulphur smell being due to overcooking. if anyone would have responded to that, it would have been you.

or maybe your chivalrous side felt like i was insulting waldos' boiling techniques.
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Post by kirrabi » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:26 pm

Eggs, the boiled yolks, make for a creamy sauce.
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Post by Andrea1 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:33 pm

northern_goddess wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Hard boiled eggs can go 'off' within a week or so. Usher, you were lucky that yours were ok after 'weeks'.

I don't think putting them in water is a good idea at all.
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