Contact Us

How Long are Easter Eggs Safe to Eat After Boiling?

Sorbians Prepare Easter Eggs
Carsten Koall/Getty Images

You’ve gone shopping, bought the eggs and coloring dye, and now you’re ready to boil the eggs for your Easter egg hunt. So, how long is too long before eating those eggs?

According to LSU AgCenter Extension Educator Connie Aclin, boiled eggs shouldn’t be eaten after sitting out for over two hours. If for some reason the egg hunt at your house gets delayed, don’t take a chance and let the kids eat any eggs that have been in the yard more than two hours.

Boiled eggs will keep a week in the fridge. If you don’t boil eggs very often, here is a little refresher on how to do it right.

The recommended method of hard-cooking eggs:

  • Put the eggs on the range in cold water, then cover.
  • Bring the water just to a boil and turn off the heat.
  • Allow large eggs to remain in the hot water for 15 minutes, then cool them promptly in cold running water.
  • Eggs will then be hard-cooked without having the greenish color around the yolk.

Have a safe and Happy Easter!


Best of The Rock Station 99X

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Cockpit quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Cockpit contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.