Just A Pinch Recipes How to Check Freshness of an Egg By Kitchen Crew 11/25/15 Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on G+ Email to a Friend Not sure if your eggs are fresh? Here's an "egg-cellent" tip. Step 1. Place 2 eggs in a clear glass and cover with water. Step 2. If the egg remains horizontal, it is good; if the egg tips up/stands nearly on end, it is no longer fresh. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.