How long can hard boiled eggs stay out of the refrigerator before they go bad

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, boiled eggs should only be exposed to room temperature for 2 hours. If the temperature is above 90°F refrigerate eggs within 1 hour. Boiled eggs can safely be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.

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How to make perfect hard boiled eggs: Cover your eggs with 1 inch of cold water in a pan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and cover. Let them sit for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water and then peel.

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Updated on Saturday, April 19 2014 at 04:12AM EDT
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