How to Freeze Fresh Eggs
It’s either feast or famine when it comes to fresh eggs deals. Often times we are swimming with fresh egg deals and other times we are not seeing much. When we have an overabundance of eggs I like to Freeze Fresh Eggs. There are a lot of different schools of thought when it comes to preserving eggs. This is just the method that I have used over the years.
It is super simple, doesn’t require a large amount of time and it works. Did you know that after freezing your fresh eggs they taste exactly the same as fresh eggs? There is no difference. Don’t feel afraid to freeze your eggs.
You can fry them, bake with them or add them to casseroles or other recipes even after they have been frozen and thawed.
I know… your mind is blown, right? Time to get yourself on this bandwagon. It is the easiest and most simple method to preserving your eggs.
How To Freeze Fresh Eggs
1) Crack a small quantity of eggs in a bowl. I typically freeze in quantities of 2 to 3. Never freeze in the shell. Like any liquid, it expands and could crack your shells. You can choose to separate your egg yolks from whites and freeze separately as well.
2) Scramble eggs lightly. Try not to get too much age in the mixture. I have found that with air bubbles in the mix, freezer burn occurs rather quickly.
Side note: When I first started researching how to freeze eggs. I read a few articles that stated to add salt and/or sugar to your egg mixture to prevent the egg yolk from becoming like gel. I have never tried this method and my eggs have always turned out good.
3) I then place my scrambled raw eggs in a freezer storage bag, labeled with the number of eggs and date. I like to use Hefty Slider Food Storage Bags quart bags.
4) Freeze for up to 6 months (I’d bet you could go longer, but this is what the “experts” recommend. I don’t like to push the limits personally). Labeling might seem like a waste of time to you. But do it. Trust me. You have no idea how many times I’ve come across a mystery item in my freezer.
Thawing Your Frozen Eggs
When you are ready to use your eggs, allow them to thaw in the fridge. I usually put them in the fridge overnight that way by morning time they are ready to be used.
You may also choose to thaw them in the sink running them under cold water. If you choose this method please note that you should immediately cook them after this process.
Really it is that simple…
You can keep your eggs frozen for up to a year in your freezer before you need to use them.