Can I still use cracked eggs?

You followed all the tips when selecting your eggs at the store, picking clean, uncracked eggs from refrigerated cases. But you hit a bump in the road and one or more of your eggs cracked on the way home. What should you do?

If eggs crack, break them into a clean container, cover it tightly, keep refrigerated and use within two days. Be sure to cook eggs thoroughly, with both the white and yolk firm, to a temperature high enough to destroy bacteria that might be present in the egg yolk or white.

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About the only thing you can’t do with those cracked eggs is to boil them. Casseroles, omelets, scrambled eggs, quiche and frittatas are all great options. The Incredible Egg provides plenty of recipe ideas like these microwave coffee cup scramblebroccoli-cheddar frittata and quiche Lorraine.

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