Freezing is widely recognised as the most efficient storage method because it stands off the growth of microbes that trigger spoilage. But, have you considered doing it to preserve eggs for longer periods? If you haven't, then you should give it a try. Read on to know more about freezing eggs and if it's right for you.
If you have more eggs than you can use within a few weeks of buying them, then you should consider freezing them. All you have to do is break the eggs, store them in a clean and sealable container and then place them in your freezer.
Here's an in-depth look at the different ways you can freeze eggs safely:
This is the easiest to do. Simply:
Tip: To make thawing easier, first freeze the egg whites separately, in an ice cube tray before transferring to a freezer container. This will also help you quantify the eggs properly.
Egg yolks are very gelatinous and so require special steps to prevent the excessive gelation that happens on freezing, making it hard to use them in any recipe.
It may sound strange to freeze hard-boiled eggs but you may just have to do so if you've boiled one too many for a meal.
Note: Avoid freezing hard-boiled whole eggs and hard-boiled whites because they become tough and watery afterward.
Please keep the following in mind when thawing frozen eggs for use:
According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), you can freeze eggs for up to one year. Now, you'll always have some on hand!