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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.
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
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:
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, (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?
I have. I cracked them, then put them in an ice cube tray--one egg to each cube hole.
Yes. You crack them into a small plastic container and add a little salt.
I had to do this for the first time a few days ago when my carton broke and all the shells cracked. Plastic bagged and totally okay.
Yes you can freeze fresh eggs still in the shell up to a year, before using run under cold water for a few minutes to make into liquid again.
Yes you surely can.
Reference for an idea how to: http://www.fres -fresh-eggs.html
Breaking and freezing your eggs is great if you are storing them up to a year. There are other ways to store fresh eggs for months. The eggs you buy at the store are typically 3 weeks to 3 months out of the chicken when you bring them home and that includes the supposed organic eggs you find in the store. According to farm life magazine refrigerated you can store them for up to 9 months. But - quality will start decreasing once you do refrigerate your fresh eggs.
No, you shouldn't freeze eggs.
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.
Read the following FDA brochure, looks like eggs frozen in their shells cannot be used....They must be beaten together before freezing...
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
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.
Eggs frozen in the shell in the frig work well. Leave them in their frozen state until ready to use.
Can you freeze fresh eggs in the shell?
By Bonnie from Nevada, IA
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.
It's not worth the risk of bacteria. Here's a link of assorted ways to freeze eggs:
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.
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
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.
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!
Do I have to add anything to whole raw eggs to freeze them?
No-This great site explains the process:
I have ended up with 5 dozen hardboiled, shelled eggs. Can I freeze them? Please help.
can i freeze hard boiled eggs
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|Requesting help, please. A neighbor of ours, who sells eggs, has gifted me with 10 dozen eggs. I have given away many of them, but still am left with more than I can comfortably use right now.|
How can I freeze them to use in cooking later on? I think I have to separate them and freeze individually, but am looking for a tip on how I will know later on how much of the white and the yoke constitute a regular large egg?
Thanks for any help!
|No you can't. I did this years ago and I had egg popsicles.|
|By Dana. (Guest Post)|
|I think you can. Yolks and whites have to be separated. Need more info.|
|By nolasandy (Guest Post)|
|Yes you can freeze eggs, I have done this in the past but you won't be able to get sunny side up eggs again. You will be able to use them as scrambled or in recipes. We found out you can freeze them when my neighbors chickens got to laying so much we got sick of anything with eggs in it!! Hope this works for you.|
|By Terry (Guest Post)|
|Yes you can freeze eggs but usually they can only be used for baking afterwards. Make a package of two or three eggs to be froze. Break open the eggs, give them a stir with a fork, put in ziploc freezer bags, and they will keep for quite a while. Hope this helps.|
|By Pam S. (Guest Post)|
|Yes - separate yolks from whites - whites cannot be used for stiffly whipped recipes such as meringues after freezing.|
|By Jo Bodey|
|Yes you can freeze eggs. The whites do not need to be seperated from the yolk. I never do it. However you can't freeze an egg in the shell. Well...you can but it isn't a good idea. I like to crack my eggs into an ice cube tray, yolk and all. Then when they are frozen I pop them out and put in a ziploc. Sometimes I scramble with a fork first...sometimes I don't. You will find that when you thaw the eggs they are a tad bit more runny.|
|By Becky (Guest Post)|
|This web site gives information about storing eggs including instructions for freezing.|
|By Diana (Guest Post)|
|Could you not use them for baking up a lot of meals and desserts in advance and freeze the results? You won't have to cook for a while and you haven't ruined the eggs. Quiches, cakes, casseroles and other things like that seem to freeze OK.|
|By guest (Guest Post)|
We always froze eggs when I was growing up. We had lots of chickens. My Mom cracked the eggs into a large bowl. She then scrambled them with a fork. She took a small ladel and put them into ice cube trays. She froze them and put them into ziplock bags. She always told me that she used one egg cube to equal an egg. She used them in cooking, scrambled eggs, omletsand baking.
Enjoy your eggs!
|By stormey (Guest Post)|
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)
I read somewhere that you can freeze egg yolks and whites. Has anyone done this and was it successful? Many thanks.
Is it possible to freeze eggs?
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..
When I get an abundance of eggs, I crack them in a bowl, beat them, and pour in ice trays.