I was making about a dozen hard boiled eggs last night and a few of them cracked when boiling. The yolk partially came out of the shell but I continued to cook them as other ones in the pot were fine. Is it safe to consume the partially broken eggs after they cool?

  • are you sure it was the yolk (yellow?) If some of the white comes out it's no big deal but I usually trim the part away that came out because it is rubbery. Use the cracked ones first. Dec 10 '13 at 21:11
  • very little yolk but a lot of white (between all 12 eggs)
    – Zero
    Dec 10 '13 at 21:13

Yes, it certainly is safe to eat them, it happens all the time. They won't last quite as long in the fridge as ones which don't crack, but as long as you eat them in a couple of days you are fine. They may look like nuclear mutants but they will taste the same.


Yes. They may taste watery but they won't hurt.

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