"Can you leave eggs out overnight if the recipe calls for room temperature and you're going to make it in the morning"

Mary D.


Our Answer:

May 28, 2021
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Hi Mary,

Since there are a lot of recipes that call for room temperature eggs, we definitely have an answer for you.

First off, we do not recommend leaving your eggs out overnight. Eggs in Canada are washed during the grading process which removes the protective bloom that keeps bacteria out of the egg. Since the egg no longer has that, keeping them refrigerated limits bacteria growth.

To bring an egg to room temperature, we find the best way to do so is to take the egg out an hour before you are going to use it. Health Canada recommends that eggs should not be unrefrigerated for more than two hours.

We hope this helps!


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