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Mar 30, 2012 06:32 AM

How long do hard boiled eggs last?

We are doing Easter eggs this weekend and I suspect our son will want to do A LOT of eggs. What is the general rule of thumb on how long hard boiled eggs keep?

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  1. I am not a health clinician but I say 5-7 days at the VERY longest, but they are best (to my mind) only for a few days after cooking--think of hard boiled Easter eggs as any cooked food (in a very pretty package though...) :-)

    1. You could always go the old-fashioned "hollow egg" decorating route (pinhole at one end, slightly larger hole at the other and "blow out" innards, seal holes with wax).

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        1. Pickle them.

          Enjoy for months.

          Maybe even years, if one believes the stories about that big jar of 'em on the end of the counter in this ancient and smoke-stained bar. :-)

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          1. re: huiray

            Good idea, my husband adores pickled eggs.

            Those jars were in every fire hall and bar where I grew up. Even as a kid, they grossed me out!

          2. Depends on how many are made. Deviled, I can go through a half dozen in as many minutes.

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            1. re: mucho gordo

              I'll volunteer to help. :-) Between the two of us the OP might not be able to feed us *enough* deviled eggs from all her leftover hard-boiled eggs! :-D