How to Freeze Eggs

Have you ever wondered if you can freeze eggs?

how to freeze eggs

It is actually very easy to freeze eggs. If you have more eggs than you can use within a few weeks, then you can always freeze them to preserve them. I always love finding new ways to use my freezer!

There are a few ways you can freeze your eggs.

First, you can freeze whole eggs, or freeze the yolks and whites separately. You can also freeze your eggs using different containers. You can either use ice cube trays or freezer-safe bags/containers. The method you use is completely up to you.

I personally prefer freezing whole eggs, but when I am baking, sometimes I have an extra egg white or yolk that I didn’t need to use and freezing is the perfect way to save it for later. Otherwise, I forget about it in the fridge, and they end up going bad and being thrown out.

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To freeze whole eggs, you simply mix the eggs together and pour the mixture into either an ice cube tray, or a freezer-safe container or bag. If you will need to use individual eggs, it would make more sense to make sure each ice cube tray holds only one egg so that you can easily separate them. If you don’t need to pop out one egg at a time, you can easily pour your egg mixture into a labelled freezer-safe bag or container.

If you want to freeze the whites and yolks separately, you can do so as well. With egg whites, you simply place one egg white into an ice cube tray. Allow the egg whites to freeze separately on their own, and then combine them into a freezer-safe container or bag.

If you are going to freeze just the yolks, you will need to mix in either salt or sugar in order to prevent thickening. If you will be using the yolk in a main dish, add a pinch of salt per each yolk. If you are going to use the yolks for baking or desserts, add approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar per yolk. Freeze individually in ice cube trays, or in a freezer-safe bag or container.

Your frozen eggs can last in the freezer for 6 months to a year! When you are ready to use them, just allow them to thaw in the refrigerator. It’s really as simple as that! Just remember to label your bag or container with how many eggs and if you added any seasonings to them!

 

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About Michelle

Michelle is married to her college sweetheart David and together they have a beautiful daughter and a cute puppy. She has a love for baking, breakfast foods and presenting her daughter’s lunch in creative ways. In her personal blog, Creative Food, she shares fun and creative bentos and lunches that she makes for her daughter.