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Wrinkled eggs yolks question

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When I crack open an egg and the yolk is all wrinkled does that mean the eggs are exactly fresh? Thanks,Richie

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  1. oops,I meant to ask if that means the eggs aren't exactly fresh?

    1. Wrinkled? I've never seen a wrinkled yolk. Sounds like it's way past old, more like a geriatric case.

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      1. re: The Rogue
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        jennyantepenultimate

        The easiest way to tell if your opened eggs are fresh is by looking at the whites. You should be able to clearly tell there are two distinct sections of whites: one immediately encasing the yolk and a looser section surrounding that. If you crack it onto a plate, the yolk should stand up distinctly higher than the whites. Eggs that are not fresh have whites that look watery and has no discrete distinction between the two parts.

        I haven't seen wrinkled yolks except when I used the whites and left the yolks refrigerated in a bowl overnight.

        Sounds like your eggs are pretty old and maybe a lot of the water content has evaporated away.

      2. I know what you mean and I have wondered the same thing but I have no answer for you. I do notice that free range / organic eggs tend to vary more in appearance from one to the next (different size yolks, etc).