Frozen eggs....are they 'good' or trash?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SteffyK, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. SteffyK

    SteffyK Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Okay, so the temps got way low last night (4 degrees at midnight) and even tho I keep a heat light in the hen house, I found some frozen and cracked eggs this morning. *My younger twin boy is really terrible at looking for eggs and it was his turn yesterday, so today I pulled out 32 eggs, of these 8 were frozen and cracking. I just automatically washed them and cracked or peeled them into a bowl to thaw, figuring that I would make a spinach quiche (the kids favorite). BUT my chef/hubby says that he was always taught to throw frozen eggs away. I can understand from a top restaurant veiwpoint that frozen eggs are bad, but are they really?!? Especially when they are so fresh, not carted around in trucks and loading docks for weeks!

    BTW, it was really cool to peel a frozen eggs and see the 'insides' keep their eggs form. I showed my son and he thought that once I washed it, the shell turned clear! Really cute deductive reasoning there!

    Looking forward to your opinions.
  2. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    dont see why u cant eat them . good for scrammbled eggs my favorite.
  3. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    We eat frozen eggs, no problem.
  4. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    You can still use your eggs if they have frozen. Though I would be careful on which ones I used. If the shells are dirty they go right to the dogs but otherwise I finish peeling them and if they are not completely frozen stick them in an ice tray and freeze. Then put them in a freezer bag. They can be used for cooking. Don't think they would make a very good over easy egg though.
  5. SteffyK

    SteffyK Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    NE Ohio
    Thanks! That is what I thought, but figured I'd better ask you guys just to be safe. Looks like spinach quiche for breakfast tomorrow!
  6. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Fine if they're clean -- that said, my dog got her first ever egg this morning, since one cracked last night and the ladies had obviously walked on it [​IMG]
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Frozen eggs won't fluff and cook the same. Recipes might not come out quite right. Other than that so long as they didn't crack and get dirt in the crack they are fine to eat. There's no health risk. They just wouldn't be useful in a restaurant because of the risk of what you cook not turning out how it should.
  8. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I agree with everyone else's posts. Clean cracked ones get used within a day for French toast or scrambled eggs. Dirty ones go to the dogs.

    I've noticed that some of the eggs that have started freezing towards the outside of the eggs get a runny appearance to the whites when I crack them. I'm not sure how that would affect how they perform, but I could see it being a possibility for restaurant use.

    Those that have froze completely do look cool when they are peeled. I thought about playing around with a frozen egg by slicing it, battering it and then frying it to see what would happen.

    You'll notice if you ever allow a completely frozen egg to thaw in the shell that once its cracked into a bowl that the yolk will break. I tried doing a fried egg with one and it was a bit rubbery. Others have mentioned it getting grainy, although I personally didn't experience that.
  9. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    frozen and cracked I would cook up for the chickens
  10. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh, ya! I almost forgot! Great protein source! I have to admit I share the eggs with the chickens though.

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