The Best Ways to Store Hard Boiled Eggs: Peeled or Unpeeled

As a meal prep staple, hard boiled eggs are versatile and easy to make. Whether you’re using them for breakfast, lunch, or a snack on the go, it’s important to know how to store them properly so they stay fresh and safe to eat. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about storing hard boiled eggs – peeled or unpeeled.

Storing Unpeeled Hard Boiled Eggs

If you’ve just boiled your eggs and want to store them for later use without peeling them first, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First of all, it’s important that the shells remain intact as much as possible. This will help prevent bacteria from entering the egg and causing spoilage.

Short-term Storage:

If you plan on eating your unpeeled hard boiled eggs within a few days, the best way to store them is in their shells in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also place them back into their original carton if there’s enough space.

Long-term Storage:

If you don’t plan on eating your unpeeled hard boiled eggs right away and want to store them for longer periods of time (up to one week), then consider pickling them! Pickled hard boiled eggs last longer than regular ones because they’re preserved with vinegar which prevents bacterial growth.

To pickle your unpeeled hard-boiled eggs:

– Choose jars that can be sealed tightly.
– Boil some water with vinegar (1 part water: 1 part vinegar) along with some salt (optional).
– Place whole peeled garlic cloves at the bottom of each jar.
– Add sliced onions or any other vegetables/seasonings of choice.
– Fill each jar halfway with boiling water/vinegar mix
– Gently add boilled eges
– Finally, fill the jars with more water/vinegar mix, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace at the top before sealing tightly.
– Place them in the fridge and let them sit for a week before opening.

Storing Peeled Hard Boiled Eggs

If you’ve already peeled your hard boiled eggs and want to store them for later use, there are a few things to keep in mind. Unlike unpeeled eggs that can last up to one week when stored properly, peeled hard boiled eggs have a shorter shelf life.

Short-term Storage:

To store peeled hard boiled eggs for up to two days in the fridge:

– Place them into an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
– Add some damp paper towels on top of each egg so they don’t dry out
– Labeling it with date is always helpful

Long-term Storage:

If you’re looking for ways to store your peeled hard boiled eggs for longer periods (up to five days) then try submerging them in cold water after peeling. This method helps prevent oxidation which leads to discoloration. Here’s how:

– Peel each egg carefully without removing too much white.
– Submerge all whole peeled eges into cold water
– Cover it with lid or plastic wrap
– Store it in refrigerater upto 5 day

It’s important not eat any peelded egg if has any suspicious odors or tastes off .

With these tips and techniques, you should be able to store both unpeeled and peeled hard boiled eggs safely whether short term storage or long term preservation!

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