How to freeze eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by patinoklahoma, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. patinoklahoma

    patinoklahoma In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2007
    When eggs are plentiful, they can be frozen for use later. Here is how:

    Eggs can be frozen, but not in their shells. Whites and yolks can be frozen together if they are beaten just until blended, then placed in small containers and tightly sealed. To freeze whites alone, separate them, then place in containers and seal. Yolks need to be combined with salt, sugar, or corn syrup in order to be usable when thawed: For every four yolks, beat in 1/8 teaspoon of salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar or corn syrup; seal in containers and label as to what you've added. Thaw frozen eggs overnight in the refrigerator, and cook them thoroughly or use them in recipes as soon as they are thawed.

    I freeze mine in ice trays, figuring each cube = 1 egg. After frozen, I put in ziplock and then can grab however many I want. They thaw quickly. Decrease the amount of salt or sugar in a recipe by how much you've added to the eggs before freezing.

    I often freeze several whites with fewer yolks for baking in order to decrease the cholesterol in my recipes.

    My young hens have begun laying their small eggs now, so I'm about to start freezing eggs. I found several under the parked disc for the tractor. How I wish they'd use their nest boxes!

    Here comes spring, ready or not.

  2. broncbuster07

    broncbuster07 Songster

    Jun 25, 2007
    Waxahachie, TX
    Frozen eggs? That's a new one!
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    What would happen if you tried to freeze hard boiled eggs (out of shell, of course)? Has anyone tried?
  4. ORChick

    ORChick Songster

    May 20, 2007
    I've never tried freezing hard cooked eggs, but my gut feeling would be that they would get rather tough and rubbery. However, don't take my word for it - its an easy experiment to make! LOL
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] Thanks for sharing this, I never thought you could.......I learn something new just about everyday here ! Love this place !
  6. cjpines

    cjpines Songster

    Apr 30, 2014
    Placerville, CA
    The yolks come out great, the whites are tough and leathery.

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