Can you freeze fresh eggs in the shell?
David from Seattle, WA
You need to remove eggs from their shell before freezing them. Here's some info on freezing them whole or freezing the yolks and whites separately:
Yes, but you can't have an egg over easy any more. My mom used to freeze eggs and they were fine for recipes or scrambling, but the yolk stays round like a ball. (08/01/2008)
We froze eggs by mistake when on a camping trip and ended up having to use them all at once because the eggs expanded and cracked the shells.
You can beat the yolk and white together and freeze them to use for cooking, etc. About 3 1/2 tablespoons make a large egg. You could also freeze a certain number in each small freezer bag (3 for cake mixes, 2 for muffins, etc. or whatever you usually use).
An alternative would be to freeze them in shells and then remove the cracked shells and store in small freezer bags. I believe the yolk membrane is cracked by expansion because it will not remain whole. (08/02/2008)
We have had eggs freeze accidentally in our fridge, but once they thawed a bit, we couldn't tell any difference when using them. I do agree that it would probably be best to use these in some type of baking dish, just to be safe. (08/02/2008)
Best to put egg yolk with white in ice cube trays. Freeze, pop out, and place in zip-locked freezer baggie. They store for quite a while in the freezer. (09/13/2008)
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