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We left hard boiled eggs in the pot

For 4 hrs. Can we still eat them? I think I should have refridgerated them after they cooled off not sure :(

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (7)
  • Why risk it?

    When you hear of people getting sick on potato salad left out, it's the egg in the salad or the mayo in the salad that makes them sick.

    Compost it.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 8:59 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • think about how long easter eggs are "out" before they're eaten....
    momma_marian

    Answer by momma_marian at 9:00 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • They are still fine to eat...dont worry.
    colesmommy2009

    Answer by colesmommy2009 at 9:10 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I agree, they're fine.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:35 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Oh yeah! You're good!
    Nika75

    Answer by Nika75 at 9:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I wouldn't. You shouldn't eat any food that is left out for more than 2 hours.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:35 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • I would not. Bacteria in food grows fastest at temps of 90-140. 2 hours is the maximum perishable foods should be left out at room temperature. If the water was not boiling hot for that whole time, I would not eat them. Better to be safe than sorry, and it's not worth the price of a few eggs to risk food poisoning.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:06 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

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