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Freezing Eggs

Until a good friend shared this tip with me, I did not know that fresh eggs can be whisked together and frozen for up to six months. I have been doing this for over a year now.

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I buy large eggs when they are on sale in the 18 pack cartons. I keep out about six for use in the fridge and then whisk together whites and yolks of the remaining 12 eggs until just combined.

I then measure them into my ice ice-cube trays, using 3 Tbsp. of the mixture per segment (3 Tbsp. is equivalent to 1 large egg).

Freeze until solid, then transfer cubes to a freezer bag for up to 6 months. Don't forget to date the freezer bag. When ready to use take out one or more and thaw in the refrigerator.

By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX

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When you return home with fresh eggs from the market, whip up a couple and pour them into a small ziplock freezer bag or freezer proof container and store them in the freezer on reserve for a just-in-case emergency like this:

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You can freeze eggs by cracking them open and mixing them well. Then just put the mixed eggs in ice trays and freeze. Two cubes is equal to one egg. Then just take them out as you need them.

Eggs being cracked into a bowl.

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Eggs, (blended) can be kept in the freezer in an airtight container for up to four months. Here are some simple tips to help you freeze your eggs properly.

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Can you freeze fresh eggs?


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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

I have. I cracked them, then put them in an ice cube tray--one egg to each cube hole. Once frozen, I moved them over to a plastic bag. I use them in baked goods.

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

Yes. You crack them into a small plastic container and add a little salt.

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My refrigerator got turned up too high and some of my eggs got froze. It is safe to still use these after they thaw, or should i throw them out. I mainly use to fry or make omelets. Thank you for the advice.



jmz2005 from Illinois

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By Julie (Guest Post)
July 6, 20060 found this helpful

Read the following FDA brochure, looks like eggs frozen in their shells cannot be used....They must be beaten together before freezing...

www.cfsan.fda.gov/.../fs-eggs.pdf

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July 6, 20060 found this helpful

I dont think that they would hurt you if you ate them, I just think that they would not be the same, and probably not work to fry

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July 6, 20060 found this helpful

According to kitchen safety guidelines, (I can't remember the source I looked this up from, but it was recently, as I was writing an article for my webpage) if eggs freeze accidentally in their shells, keep them frozen until needed. Defrost them in the refrigerator. Discard any with cracked shells.

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By Camilla (Guest Post)
July 6, 20060 found this helpful

Eggs frozen in the shell in the frig work well. Leave them in their frozen state until ready to use. Set in a bowl of lukewarm water for a few minutes before using. Have used these often with no problems.

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March 9, 2011

Can you freeze fresh eggs in the shell?

By Bonnie from Nevada, IA

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March 9, 20110 found this helpful

They will crack if you freeze them. I have chickens and live in a cold climate. If you do not collect the eggs promptly they will freeze and crack. If the egg is cracked, it will allow bacteria to enter the egg. A cracked egg could possibly be used right away if heated to a high temperature, but I would not advise freezing whole eggs as a method of storage.

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March 10, 20110 found this helpful

It's not worth the risk of bacteria. Here's a link of assorted ways to freeze eggs:
www.georgiaeggs.org/.../freezingeggs.html

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December 5, 20110 found this helpful

I have frozen them for years so that we had enough eggs to get through winter. (Chickens that are not artificially heated/lit do not lay in the winter but can lay for many years beyond chickens that are not given a 'break' from laying.) They were all farm fresh though... so they were not sitting around on grocery store shelves or anything.

We did only use them for hard boiled, scrambled or baking though.

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I know that egg whites can be frozen for later use (an ice tray works great) and they will beat up great for meringues. Egg Beaters do not beat or fluff up because of the pasteurization process. Does anyone know if you can do the same with egg yolks?

By Sandy from Richmond, VA

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

You indeed can freeze egg yolks and they'll be fine for any recipe but yokes will not fluff up like whites do whether they're fresh or have been frozen. That's why meringue is made with whites only, because whites and yolk contain different ingredients. Even a tad bit of yoke in those whites can ruin meringue. Egg beaters probably don't beat up for the same reason . There's just enough other ingredients in them other than the whites to stop the fluffing action.

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April 9, 20100 found this helpful

Egg yolks frozen alone require special prep. To help retard the gelation that will make your yolks almost impossible to use you will need to add salt or sugar. Add 1/8 tsp salt or 1 1/2 tsp sugar to four beaten egg yolks. Be sure to mark on your container whether they are for cooking (salt) or baking (sugar)

If you just want to freeze the whole egg, take them out of the shell, beat well and freeze. Three (3) tablespoons of thawed egg equals one whole egg. I got this information from the NC Egg Board and have been freezing eggs for several years. Chickens don't lay as well in the winter!

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January 5, 2016

Do I have to add anything to whole raw eggs to freeze them?


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January 5, 20161 found this helpful

No-This great site explains the process:

www.wikihow.com/Freeze-Eggs

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August 21, 2013

I have ended up with 5 dozen hardboiled, shelled eggs. Can I freeze them? Please help.

By Adele

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Requesting help, please. A neighbor of ours, who sells eggs, has gifted me with 10 dozen eggs.

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Can you freeze fresh eggs in the shell?

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I read somewhere that you can freeze egg yolks and whites. Has anyone done this and was it successful? Many thanks.

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December 21, 2009

Is it possible to freeze eggs?

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A Guide to Freezing Eggs. Select the freshest eggs you can find. Examine the shells to make sure they are free from cracks and blemishes..

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