When it comes to most food questions, I don't play, I go directly to the experts at Food Network. Many of us have hard boiled Easter eggs that would make a lovely sandwich or tray of deviled eggs, but how long will they stay safe to eat? According to Food Network, up to 7 days if they are in their shell and only 48 hours if they've been peeled.

Food Network also has some great tips for storing hard boiled eggs:

  • The most important thing you can do to extend the consumable time for hard boiled eggs is to get them cold as quickly as you can after boiling.
  • When you take them out of the boiling water, soak them in an ice water bath for 15 minutes before putting them in the refrigerator. Cooling them down before storing them will prevent them from bringing down the temperature in the fridge and putting other food at risk.
  • Keep them separate from the fresh eggs and write the date that you hard boiled them on their container. There's a big difference between Wednesday and Friday when it comes to food safety.
  • Store the eggs at the back of the refrigerator and not in the door. The door is the warmest spot in the fridge because of people opening the door and letting in the heat of the room.
  • Store the eggs in a clean, sealed container or a zip lock bag. Air is not their friend.

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