How to Make Eggs Last Longer in the Fridge & More Hacks

Food
By: Olivia Schneider | Victor Padilla | Segun Oduolowu Posted: 12:26 PM, May 1, 2019 Updated: 4:43 PM, May 1, 2019

Cookbooks tell us how to cook, but there’s no rule book for the rest of our kitchen. Turns out just because you have a kitchen routine doesn’t mean it’s right — and how we keep our refrigerators is one of the biggest offenses! Read on to learn a few a hacks to add to your arsenal, including how to make eggs last longer in the fridge.

 

1. How to Make Eggs Last Longer in the Fridge

 

First — let’s discuss how to make eggs last longer in the fridge. Fresh, whole eggs will only last about five weeks in the refrigerator. But if you freeze them, you can extend that period by months and months! All you need is an ice cube tray and some eggs (duh!). Crack one egg at a time or mix a bunch together and pour. The other beautiful thing about this method is if you’re health-conscious and just want the egg whites, you can do that too. Simply separate the whites from yolks before storing in the tray. After you’ve filled your ice tray, pop ’em in the freezer! Store them in Ziploc bags, and when you’re ready to use ’em, just run the bag under cold water until thawed. Talk about an egg-cellent way to make eggs last longer!

 

2. Stocking the Fridge

 

Now that we’ve shown you how to make eggs last longer, let’s talk about what else you’re doing wrong in the fridge…like putting the wrong stuff in it! First up is hot sauce. According to TheKitchn.com, vinegar-based hot sauce will last outside of the refrigerator up to three years! And BonAppetit.com says garlic lasts a really long time out of the fridge — up to 5 months in a cool, dry place. Forbes.com says coffee should stay out of the fridge too, ’cause if there’s any moisture in your refrigerator, it can ruin the flavor. Then there’s this hotly-debated food: butter! According to the FDA, pasteurized, salted butter can last outside of the refrigerator for around 10 days. Who knew?!

 

3. Keeping Things in the Door

 

Time to close the fridge door for on those foods, because what’s in the door is the final thing you’re doing wrong. The door is one of the warmest parts of your refrigerator, and if you’re like us, you probably put your drinks there. But ya know what? That’s wrong, because beverages belong on the shelves where the cold air circulates better. What does belong in your door are your condiments; they’re the least perishable items and can better handle changes in temp from opening and closing the door. Capiche?!

 

We hope you’re feeling enlightened, because now know you know how to make eggs last longer in the fridge and more need-to-know info.

 

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