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Can you eat a once frozen egg?

post #1 of 16
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We found it just now, must have been laid yesterday...  It is slightly cracked because of the freezing, but the membrane looks fine inside -the question is can it be eaten? 

I was thinking of giving it to the dogs, but husband said ask them BYC folks who know everything....

So, what say you all??

15 chickens and 3 dogs living with us just north of NYC. 
Yay for vegetarians raising chickens!
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15 chickens and 3 dogs living with us just north of NYC. 
Yay for vegetarians raising chickens!
www.cooping-it.blogspot.com
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post #2 of 16

huh, well, we had a similar egg yesterday. hairline crack, membrane intact. I let it thaw, the shell seemed to close up well, and we cooked it this am.


I will let you know later if my husband (the eater) becomes violently ill  or anything.

if the membrane were ruptured we would not eat it.

-Tasha

post #3 of 16

Its perfectly fine to eat,  although freezing can impact the interior causing the yolk to burst.   Other than that,  there is no problem.   See http://www.ehow.com/how_4620606_refrigerate-freeze-chicken-eggs.html
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instructions if you plan to "intentionally" freeze eggs as a means of dealing with a surplus.

post #4 of 16

i have.... well it was semi frozen,,,,

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post #5 of 16

I asked this recently and was told that the danger is in the bacteria being able to enter the egg through the crack. I would not eat eggs that are cracked. I'd cook and feed to the animals. I do have eggs that freeze, although not to the cracking point, that I do eat daily. No difference in taste or texture.

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post #6 of 16

If they are cracked I will feed them to dog's or chickens, but in the winter if the egg was cold enough to freeze then I would not worry about a hairline fracture.

post #7 of 16
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Thanks so much all, I got the answers I was looking for!

15 chickens and 3 dogs living with us just north of NYC. 
Yay for vegetarians raising chickens!
www.cooping-it.blogspot.com
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15 chickens and 3 dogs living with us just north of NYC. 
Yay for vegetarians raising chickens!
www.cooping-it.blogspot.com
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post #8 of 16

If it's frozen bacteria should not be a concern until after it thaws again.  If you can use it immediately I'd eat it.  I wouldn't store that one though.  Thaw it and either eat it or feed it back out right away.

post #9 of 16

UUmmm-Doesn't frying kill bacteria? Ditto boiling? Might not want to try it sunny side up....hmm

Wasn't born here but came as soon as we could. Finally got the nerve to get some egg machines.....
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Wasn't born here but came as soon as we could. Finally got the nerve to get some egg machines.....
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post #10 of 16

Thanks guys, this is great I have been having a lot of issues with frozen eggs being up here in Canada, eh!! The dogs usually have been getting them but I might starting frying them up for my homestyle McMuffin!! LOL

Thank YOU

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