Wondering how long hard-boiled eggs last? Read on!
In this post, we want to answer your specific questions about handling hard-boiled eggs. Food safety is important!
How to Store Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. It’s best to keep the shells on and store the eggs in a covered container, so you don’t have to smell their odor every time you open your fridge.
How Long do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last Out of the Shell?
If your eggs are peeled, submerge them in a bowl of cold water and refrigerate them for up to a week, changing the water daily.
How Long do Hard-Boiled Eggs Take to Cool?
After boiling your eggs, run cold water over them to stop the cooking, or place them in a bowl of ice water to cool. It should take a couple minutes for the eggs to cool.
How Long do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last at Room Temperature?
Hard-boiled eggs can stay at room temperature for up to two hours. But, if it’s 90 degrees F or more, they should stay out only for an hour.
Dyed Easter eggs or deviled eggs should be kept on ice if they’ll be out for more than two hours during a party.
How Far Ahead Can You Make Deviled Eggs?
You can make the filling for deviled eggs two days ahead of time, but store it in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator, separate from the cooked egg whites. You can hard-boil your eggs in advance, since hard-boiled eggs will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
But, remember, you might want to eat leftover deviled eggs a day or two after serving them. So, don’t hard-boil your eggs any more than five days before first serving them.
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