Which Way Up?

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Egg carton labeling

If you’re cruising outside the US, you most likely get non-refrigerated eggs and don’t store them in the refrigerator.  (Read more about storing eggs outside the refrigerator.)  NOTE:  You should only store eggs that have never been refrigerated outside the refrigerator; once they’ve been chilled, they need to stay chilled.

Many people who store eggs without refrigeration like to turn them over periodically so that the yolk doesn’t “stick” to one side.  Turning them also helps if you store them in a plastic “carton” such as these as it helps keep air circulating and thus you’re less likely to get mold on the eggshells from condensation.

But it can be hard to remember if you’ve already flipped them today . . . or if someone else on board may have.  Reader Jeanne Walker aboard Eagle in the Sea of Cortez came up with this simple way.  Of course, it assumes that you know what day it is 🙂

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  1. John Ahern on Facebook says:

    cruising is work…lol

  2. Where do you buy plastic egg cartons like in the photo?

  3. You can chill eggs that have already been chilled – the problem isn’t the temperature, it’s the fact they’ve been washed.
    If you coat them in mineral oil, you can store them at room temperature for a month or more

  4. Easy, he never would!

  5. daily log is the only way i can remember what day it is

  6. I place a small amount of blue tape that says up on the side I change them to & record in daily log

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