Eggs are a versatile and nutritious food item in Project Zomboid, and can be used in a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, and stir-fries. However, it is important to properly cook eggs before eating them to avoid the risk of food poisoning.
Here’s how to cook eggs in Project Zomboid:
Gather your materials: you will need 1 egg, a heat source (such as an oven), and a cooking pot (if you wish to make egg soup). Preheat your oven to the desired temperature. Carefully place the egg in the oven and set a timer for the desired cook time. The time will depend on how well-done you prefer your eggs. Check on the egg periodically to make sure it is not overcooked. Overcooked eggs can be dangerous and may cause a fire if left in the oven for too long. Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, remove them from the oven and let them cool before eating or using them in a recipe. It is not recommended to cook eggs by boiling them in a pot of water, as this method has been debated and may not work effectively. Wild eggs, which can be found by foraging and require the player to be level 8, can also be cooked in the same way as regular eggs.
It is important to note that eggs are a perishable food item and will start to rot after 14 days. They can be frozen to extend their shelf life, but will eventually spoil. Regular eggs can be found by looting, while wild eggs are found in the wild and are higher in nutrients.
When using frozen food in Project Zomboid, it is important to thaw it out before eating to avoid the boredom penalty. Some frozen foods, like eggs and milk, should be kept in the fridge to prevent spoilage. Frozen food can be a convenient option for long trips outdoors, as it will stay fresh for a longer period of time.