Easter is over and you're staring at a pile of dyed hard-boiled eggs, wondering if you should keep them or throw them out. Or maybe you boiled a whole bunch of eggs earlier in the week for quick breakfasts or lunches, but you never got around to eating all of them. Just how long can these eggs last?
Kitchen Fact: Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Hard-boiled eggs, peeled or unpeeled, are still safe to eat up to one week after they were cooked. Keep them stored in the refrigerator, and you should consider writing the boiling date on each egg to know if they're still good!
Kitchen Fact Source: Playing It Safe With Eggs from the Food and Drug Administration
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