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Freezing Temps: What happens to eggs?

post #1 of 15
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Hey gang,

Just got some eggs from my girls.  Some of them I'm sure were there overnight when it was super freezing.   I'm not hatching chicks or anything, just eating eggs.   Does freezing do anything to eggs texture, taste, etc?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 15

Freezing Temps: What happens to eggs?


I'm no expert, but I believe the eggs freeze.

post #3 of 15
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hahahaha...

Wow, you guys know everything!

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Seriously though, does freezing an egg change the texture, taste, color, anything else (post thaw)?

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post #4 of 15

I'd check the eggs carefully in case the freezing caused the shells to crack.  That could let in bacteria.  Otherwise,  Im sure they'd be fine to eat.
How about if you try some.... and let the rest of us know,  K?lol

chel

post #5 of 15

I'll let you know what happens smile
I just put a few in the freezer as an experiment, lol.

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post #6 of 15

If they have frozen hard enough that the shell has cracked, I toss them.  Otherwise, I just use them as usual with no problems.  I don't notice a difference in texture.

When we used to have too many eggs at one time, my mom would freeze them.  She'd crack each egg and put one in each section of an ice cube tray, then use them for scrambled or for baking.  She would always use a toothpick to break the yolk and 'stir' it in with the white.  She said a frozen yolk got 'tough', but if mixed with the white it did not.  I honestly don't know if this is true, but..... "It's what my momma always used to say!"

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Sandy

post #7 of 15

I do believe it is best to scramble after freezing as the yolk will not stay intact after a hard freeze. Though I'm anxious to see the result of dipsy's experiment.

Chris

post #8 of 15

I brought in a couple eggs that had been in an outside nest box for 24 hours and the temps had reached below freezing over night.   They looked fine so I set them on the counter and when I looked at them later one of them was oozing.   It must have had some little cracks from the cold.  The others looked fine,  but I havent eaten them yet.

chel

post #9 of 15

I/m not sure what the freezing point for eggs is. It may be higher or lower than water. I may have to go find out.

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post #10 of 15

I have been finding one that look like the poor penguin eggs that froze in March Of The Penguins.

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