Don't compromise here - freerange is always the best. Not only will the layer have enjoyed a good life but the taste is incomparable.
The eggshell contains thousands of tiny pores which can absorb odours. Keep them fresh for weeks by storing them in the carton or the egg section of the fridge.
Egg whites can be frozen. Egg yolks unbroken will keep covered in the fridge for up to 3 days and the whites for 1 week.
Tips & Tricks:
Test to see if your eggs are fresh by placing it in a bowl of water. If it floats, blunt side up, it's stale.
Poached eggs are much healthier than fried - and made well they're delicious. Bring a deep frying pan filled with water to the boil. Add a 1/2 tsp vinegar to the water. with a spoon, stir the water and drop the egg into the water when it is moving around in a whirlpool. Cool for 3 - 4 minutes before removing with a slotted spoon, gently blotting off any excess water and serving immediately.