Thanks to Kyle for the idea…
And, thanks to wikiHow for the answers.
Here are a couple of ways to tell if your egg is fresh:
- Place the egg in a bowl of cold water. (The water level should be about 2 times higher than the egg.) If the egg sinks to the bottom and lies on its side, it’s fresh. If it stands on end (the small point on the bottom of the bowl), then it is not as fresh, but perfectly safe to consume. If it floats on the top, do not eat it.
- Hold the egg up to your ear, and shake gently. If you can hear sloshing, do not consume the egg. If you hear nothing, it’s probably just fine.