Hard Cook Your Eggs – Hurricane Preparation
Raw eggs should be kept refrigerated which may cause concerns during power outages. Our NC State Extension Safe Plates Information Center suggests that prior to a storm when you think you might lose power, hard cook any eggs you may have. These eggs will be a good protein source if you don’t have power and can’t cook. Another plus is that if the power does go out the hard-cooked eggs can go unrefrigerated if the shells aren’t broken or cracked. Remember that cooked eggshells are still porous, so take care not to cross-contaminate these eggs after they have been cooked.
N.C. Cooperative Extension has a series of Fact sheets on Disaster Readiness and Response and Recovery. These fact sheets contain information on everything from keeping food frozen to powerless cooking to dealing with storm-damaged trees. Check them out at Disaster Preparedness.
Source: Cheryle Syracuse, Family and Consumer Science staff member at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center