Easter Egg Tips for a Safe Holiday Weekend
Apparently Easter is more dangerous than we thought. Here are some Easter egg safety tips that you might need in order to stay out of the emergency room this weekend.
These safety tips are brought to you from Safe Bee.
Don't drop them in boiling water. It can splash up and burn you, so you're actually supposed to put the eggs in the pot first, fill it with cold water and bring it to a boil. Then turn the stove off, and let them sit in the hot water for 12 minutes.
Don't dye an egg if it cracks while you're boiling it. You can still eat it, but cracks let bacteria in. You shouldn't dye it or handle it too much before you do. Definitely don't use it for an Easter egg hunt unless you just plan on throwing it out.
Once you boil the eggs, keep them in the refrigerator. Hard-boiled eggs actually spoil faster than raw eggs do, because they lose their protective coating. Bacteria can get in through tiny pores in the shell and make you sick.
Don't use real eggs if you're doing an Easter egg hunt outside. They can pick up bacteria from the dirt and grass, and also from animal droppings. If you're hiding eggs in your backyard, use the fake plastic ones.
Don't wait too long to eat them. Hard-boiled eggs stay fresh for about a week if you keep them in the fridge. They can go bad in a few hours if you let them sit out. Once you peel an egg, you should eat it that day.