How To Store Eggs In The Freezer? (everything you need to know for safe storage)

Bet ya didn’t know it is possible to break eggs out of their shells and store them in the freezer if you have more eggs than you can use within a few weeks of purchasing the eggs (learn something new every day huh).

 

Only clean, fresh eggs should be frozen. This leads us to the question: how to store eggs in the freezer? After doing the research, here’s what I uncovered…

 

Carefully break and separate each egg, taking care not to allow any yolk to seep into the whites as you do. Pour the whites into freezer-safe containers, cover firmly, label with the amount of egg whites and the date, and place in the freezer for several hours or overnight. To make thawing and measuring simpler, place each white in a regular ice cube tray and freeze for 30 minutes.

 

 

After doing more investigation, I discovered additional facts that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…

 

 

Is It Possible to Freeze Eggs?


Yes, it is possible! And they taste very much the same after they have been thawed as well. Even after they have been frozen and thawed, you may fry them, bake with them, or include them into casseroles or other dishes as desired.

 

How to Freeze Whole Eggs?


The process of freezing entire eggs is straightforward…

 

You’ll need a mixing bowl, ice cube trays, a mixer, and, of course, your eggs to complete this recipe. Simply follow these simple instructions to freezing your eggs:

 

1. Break the eggs open and place them in a large mixing dish.


2. Gently fold in the egg whites and yolks until they are barely combined, but not completely combined. Take cautious not to put more air into the mixture than is absolutely necessary.


3. Fill the ice cube tray halfway with the beaten egg mixture. This enables you to freeze portions that are roughly half the size of an egg or smaller.


4. Place the ice cube tray or ice cube trays in the freezer for several hours or until the eggs are completely frozen. Removing the egg “cubes” off the tray and placing them in a ziplock plastic bag will keep them fresh for a long time.

Unfortunately, you cannot freeze eggs in their shells or with their yolks intact, nor can you freeze eggs with their whites intact.

 

As a result, you will be unable to utilize your frozen eggs to prepare breakfast with eggs sunny-side up. You may, however, use them in nearly any other dish, including omelets and scrambled eggs, if you like.

 

Separated Eggs: How to Freeze Them


FYI: Egg Yolks Can Be Freeze-Dried. Because egg yolks by themselves have a propensity to thicken, freezing egg yolks may be a bit more challenging. Preventing this condition may be accomplished with the use of sugar or salt.

 

1. Using a knife, cut open the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Place the yolks in a mixing bowl.


2. Gently whisk the yolks until they are completely liquid.


3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to each cup of yolks if the yolks will be used in savory recipes instead of sweet ones.


4. If you want to use the eggs in dessert dishes, you should use 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar for every cup of yolks in the recipe.


5. Just like you would with entire eggs, place the yokes in an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.

 

Making Use of Frozen Eggs


Eggs frozen in this manner can last for up to a year in your refrigerator’s freezer…

 

You may simply extract the appropriate amount of egg cubes from your freezer storage according to your recipe’s needs, following the recommendations previously mentioned, and allow them to thaw in your refrigerator for a day before using them.

 

Exactly What Are the Advantages of Freezing Eggs?


1. Cost

This is a good way to stock up on eggs while they are on sale, or a fantastic way to use them up if you have a large number of eggs that are about to expire. Have no worry if you notice deals on eggs at the grocery store. You are now free to go insane. So simple, but so effective! You may be able to save money by doing so.

 

2. Supply

When using frozen eggs, make sure you have enough on hand. Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready to make a cake and finding you’re missing an egg or two!

 

3. Time

Preparing eggs for cooking or baking ahead of time will save you time and effort. Small measures, such as freezing eggs, may often add up to significant time savings when it comes to meal preparation!

4. Space

Raw eggs may take up a significant amount of space in the refrigerator. They will be moved from the fridge to the freezer as a result of freezing, saving you a significant amount of room!

 

Thawing Your Eggs


Always thaw eggs in a covered container in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight, then use them as soon as possible…

 

To melt the ice cubes, place them in a shallow dish with a lid. Place the container in a basin of cold water to expedite the thawing process. Egg whites may be kept in the refrigerator for 2-3 days after they have been thawed. EGGS SHOULD NOT BE REFROZEN (you have been warned)!

 

Instructions on How to Freeze Hard Boiled Egg Yolks


1. FYI: If you want to use the egg whites for another recipe and then cook and freeze the yolks to serve on top of salads or as a topping for other dishes, you can simply take out the whites and cook just the yolks separately.


2. Pour enough water into a saucepan to reach at least 1 inch above the yolks and carefully set the yolks in a single layer on top of the water.


3. Bring the water to a boil while covering it with a lid.


4. Remove the pan from the heat and let the yolks to sit in the hot water for about 12 minutes, while still covered.


5. Remove the yolks with a slotted spoon, drain them well, and place them in a freezer-safe container.

 

Egg Freezing Tips & Tricks to Make It Easier (thank me later)


Always freeze eggs in the quantity that you anticipate using in a single sitting. Believe me when I say that attempting to carve a piece of a frozen egg block will not work!

 

To part out the eggs appropriately, use ice cube trays or muffin pans to divide them out. You should be able to easily take out the frozen eggs from the muffin pans or ice cube trays by just placing the bottom of the trays in warm water for a few seconds, and they should come right out.

 

The ideal ice cube pans for this procedure are those made of plastic. It is important to remember to allow 1/2 inch of headspace between each egg if you are freezing many eggs in the same jar or container before freezing.

 

If you want to be sure you utilize your frozen eggs inside the one-year safety window, clearly mark your freezer bags with the date one year after freezing.

 

 

Related Questions:


 1. Is it possible to freeze fresh scrambled eggs?

 

Scrambled eggs are simple to make ahead of time and taste delicious when reheated! We prefer to cook them until they’re somewhat runny, as this helps them keep a soft texture when they’re warmed through after being cooked. Allow your scrambled eggs to cool completely before dividing them into separate servings and placing them in freezer-safe bags.

 

2. What happens to eggs when they are frozen in their shells?

 

Whenever raw eggs are frozen, the liquid that is contained inside expands, which may cause the shells to break. As a consequence, the contents of the egg are susceptible to spoilage and are at danger of being contaminated by germs. Furthermore, freezing raw, shelled eggs may have a severe impact on the texture of the egg yolks, which become thick and gel-like when frozen.

 

3. What is the best way to freeze eggs in ice cube trays?

 

Instructions:

 

1. Lightly scramble the eggs in a separate bowl. Brush oil into an ice cube pan or muffin tin, or use silicone ice cube trays (like we did) to make the cubes.


2. Two hours should be set up for freezing. Once the eggs are frozen, remove them from the ice cube trays and store them in a tightly covered container.


3. Allow the eggs to defrost in the refrigerator for 24 hours before using them.

 

 

Final Thoughts


So, class, what did we learn? We now know to freeze eggs, carefully break and separate each egg, without letting any yolk penetrate into the whites.

 

Then freeze the egg whites for several hours or overnight in freezer-safe containers, covered tightly with plastic wrap. To make thawing and measuring easier, freeze each white for 30 minutes.

 

Always freeze enough eggs for one meal. Trying to cut a frozen egg block will not work! Use ice cube trays or muffin pans to portion out the eggs.

 

To remove frozen eggs from muffin pans or ice cube trays, just place the bottom of the trays in warm water for a few seconds. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness and respect!

How To Store Eggs In The Freezer? (everything you need to know for safe storage)