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I dropped my carton of eggs when putting away groceries. The eggs were broken severely enough that the internal membrane ruptured and I had to remove them from their shells. I went ahead and used these eggs right away (changed dinner plans to quiche).

If I just cracked the eggs into a bowl, covered and refrigerated it, how long would they last and still be safe to eat?

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Eggs will last two to four days in the refrigerator.


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Yeah, I figured that was about the case, I just didn't know, and get paranoid about these things. Now, need to find out about a cracked shell with membrane intact! – Juju Sep 24 '10 at 8:55

When keeping an egg out of the shell after one day the egg in the container looks awful. Eggs are reletively inexpensive. I either change my breakfast menu from sunny side up to scrambled or omelet. Or I just toss it.

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