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You can eat them, but then again why would you ever want to eat a cold hard-boiled egg unless you are starving, a raccoon, or both
I love em!!! I eat them whole and separate the yolk and whites in my mouth!

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You can eat them, but then again why would you ever want to eat a cold hard-boiled egg unless you are starving, a raccoon, or both
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I like cold hard boiled eggs in salads as well.

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I'm not a fan of hardboiled or fried eggs. I like them poached and drizzled with Hollandaise, or scrambled, or in an omelette or frittata. I also don't like them in potato salads. I fork up a nice bit of delicious creamy potato, only to discover that it's rubbery egg white. Potato salad is delicious, but not when they're being deliberately deceptive.
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I think they would be fine to eat. We used to leave hard boiled eggs out for days as a kid and I'm still alive(not that means anything I could have been just lucky). My motto is when in doubt throw it out. So if you are not sure throw them out. Unless it is your only meal for the day then I would eat them.

On another note I have found the best way to hard boil eggs is to steam them for 15 min and then put them in an ice bath until cooled.  I have found that the shell will peel off the egg effortlessly.  I have done a lot of experimenting with eggs and this has had the best results.

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The problem with eggs is that if the warm freshly laid eggs are in contact with moist chicken faecal material, as the eggs cool it creates a partial vacuum within the egg which sucks in some of the faecal material contaminating the semiliquid content of the egg.  And then if the egg is inadequately cooked...

Hard boiling the egg and then leaving it overnight in the water won’t be a problem.  The egg, including the shell, is sterile - it’s been heated  to 100 degrees Celsius for several minutes.  The water is sterile, for the same reason.  As the egg and the water. cools, the egg will suck in some of the water, but that’s sterile.  Even if the egg had been taken out of the water there wouldn’t be a problem- the outside of the shell would dry rapidly.  As the egg cools it might suck in a little room air, but room air isn’t usually bacteria laden.

Bacteria generally need a liquid to be able to spread. Hard boiled eggs aren’t liquid.
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With food I live by the motto: "If in doubt, chuck it out"

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1)  we threw them out.  eggs are cheap.
2)  I will try the steaming thing.
3)  hard boiled eggs are delicious even cold.
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I left a jar full of cabbage at room temp for weeks on my hearth.  It was submerged in water (salted) and all kinds of bacteria grew in there.  Delicious.
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Steaming is how my wife cooks them.  It works fine, I can't imagine having strong feelings about hard boiled eggs, they're so meh.

Throwing them out was a waste of food though, they were fine. 

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I left a jar full of cabbage at room temp for weeks on my hearth.  It was submerged in water (salted) and all kinds of bacteria grew in there.  Delicious.

I'm getting ready to start making my own sauerkraut and pickles for my hot dog stand. I cant wait.
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1)  we threw them out.  eggs are cheap.
2)  I will try the steaming thing.
3)  hard boiled eggs are delicious even cold.

Try Sous Vide

https://www.seriouseats.com/2013/10/sous-vide-101-all-about-eggs.html

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Let's start off by saying that despite the title of this post, sous-vide eggs are a misnomer. "Slow-cooked eggs" would be a more apt description. Very, very slow-cooked eggs even better. It's only through association with the equipment used to cook sous-vide (vacuum-sealed) foods that the term sous-vide eggs has stuck, despite the fact that there is no vacuum involved in their preparation. Still, it's the common term for them, so I'll use it.
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I left a jar full of cabbage at room temp for weeks on my hearth.  It was submerged in water (salted) and all kinds of bacteria grew in there.  Delicious.

I'm getting ready to start making my own sauerkraut and pickles for my hot dog stand. I cant wait.
Oh, for summer I make Lemon Dill Kraut.  Just add some dried dill flakes and a little lemon juice to your brine/cabbage mix for fermentation.



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You can eat them, but then again why would you ever want to eat a cold hard-boiled egg unless you are starving, a raccoon, or both

lol, why is that ringing a bell with me?  Isn't that a quote from Ronald Reagan or something?
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Hard boiling the egg and then leaving it overnight in the water won’t be a problem.  The egg, including the shell, is sterile - it’s been heated  to 100 degrees Celsius for several minutes. 

Not necessarily. To hard boil an egg the inside temperature needs to be 150  - 155f. Not 212. If you boil them for several minutes they are over cooked.


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The water is sterile, for the same reason.  As the egg and the water. cools, the egg will suck in some of the water, but that’s sterile. 

The water will initially be sterile, but bacteria have ways of spreading and once the water has cooled and exposed to the environment it is not sterile.

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Even if the egg had been taken out of the water there wouldn’t be a problem- the outside of the shell would dry rapidly.  As the egg cools it might suck in a little room air, but room air isn’t usually bacteria laden.

Bacteria generally need a liquid to be able to spread. Hard boiled eggs aren’t liquid.

If bacteria is on the outside of an egg shell it has a good chance of getting in.

There is enough liquid in hard boiled eggs to sustain bacteria.

The question is not if the eggs will go bad, they will. The question is how long before they are unsafe to eat.

The standard conservative answer for cooked food is two hours. For hard boiled eggs left in cool water it might be longer, but I wouldn’t risk it.

Throwing them out was the right choice. Little benefit to eating them but with a high risk. While the downside of tossing them is minimal.


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