Place the egg into a bowl of cold water. The water level should be about 2 times higher than the egg.
Observe what the egg does.
- Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom of the bowl and probably lie on their sides.
- Slightly older eggs (about one week) will lie on the bottom but bob slightly.
- If the egg balances on its smallest tip, with the large tip reaching for the top, it’s probably close to three weeks old.
- Eggs that float at the surface are bad and should not be consumed.