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Frozen eggs - are they ruined?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I had an abundance of eggs this summer so I froze them.  I'm not really sure what I was thinking because I've read plenty of threads about scrambling them a bit and throwing in a pinch of salt - but I saw a post where she froze them with the yolk intact so that's what I did.

 

Defrosting them - the yolk is really hard and sludgy - almost like it was medium boiled.

 

Did I ruin these eggs?  Can I use them for anything at all besides feeding back to my chickens??

post #2 of 8

You can use them for eating. If my eggs freeze in the nest, I keep them frozen until I want to use them and then thaw slowly just before cooking. They're entirely edible.

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  When you defrost them - are the yolks weird?  Mine never really get runny after freezing them - they're just kind of - gelled?  Are there things that your previously frozen eggs work best in?  Things that they totally do NOT work in?

post #4 of 8

My wife and I can't recall anything different. There are ice crystals that form in the yolk and albumen but when thaw, they should be good for cooking or baking.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 8
Can't fry them. They are best for baking Christmas cookies.
post #6 of 8
Just don't fry them!!!
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by 4Ever Farms View Post

Just don't fry them!!!

Why?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #8 of 8

You can eat them fried, they just don't look right. The yolk stays in a ball.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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