How long will separated yolks keep?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Schrebergaertner, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Since we've had our girls we've been eating eggs almost every day. Both my wife and I have cholesterol issues, so most of the time we eat just whites. (yes, I know there's controversy over eggs/diet and blood cholesterol levels, especially when the eggs are free range, but we figure why tempt fate, especially when home grown, ultra-fresh, free range whites taste plenty good. Besides, it makes the occasional breakfast with whole eggs an especially tasty treat!). We had been tossing the yolks, since we couldn't think of anything to use them for, other than the occasional obscure recipe. Then it dawned on me we could save them and cook them up for the girls! So far when we get about a week's worth, we scramble them up and the girls go nuts. So my question is, if we keep separated yolks in a plastic container in the fridge, does anyone know how long they will keep? I'm sure I'll be able to tell if they go bad, but I don't want to wait too long and waste a batch.

    Thanks! Don
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    keep a plastic bag or container in the freezer and freeze them and they will last for a long time... just add to it... when you are getting ready to use them pull it out to defrost
  3. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    That's a great idea, thanks!
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    I freeze mine in an ice cube tray, then pop them into baggies. Easier to defrost than a big lump.
    It also makes them easier if you put plastic wrap in the tray first.

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