I have been hesitating to post this, because maybe this is just common knowledge. But then again, I didn’t know it and it was kind of lifechanging (in a small, domestic way) for me. So here it is: did you know you can freeze eggs?
You just have to beat them and they will stay perfectly fine. I tried this for the first time in April, when we had to fly to the Netherlands suddenly and I still had eggs for a whole week in the fridge. For us, that means 35 eggs. We knew we wouldn’t return for four weeks, so it would have been such a waste.
We do leave the fridge and freezer on when we’re away. We’re on solar power, so it doesn’t cost us anything. That alone has been wonderful. I usually make sure I have some food in there to get us through the first day(s) after arriving back. We’re usually so tired and jetlagged that driving to town for groceries (a 45 minute drive) is just not an option. But we always had to make do for breakfast, because of the eggs. I tried making omelets and freezing those, but we weren’t to keen on how dry those came out. So when I heard it’s possible to freeze eggs raw, I jumped right in.
I was kind of worried when we thawed out the first batch. The color is off and the consistency is a bit lumpy. But I just beat them a bit again and make an omelet like Í’d do with fresh eggs (I don’t add milk though – just eggs fried in hot butter) and the endresult looks and tastes perfectly normal. I’m pretty sure you could easily use these for baking too.
Disclaimer: I don’t know how long these are supposed to last, but we ate the last of the April batch in August and those were fine.
So, there you have it. Just a little tip from my kitchen. Did you know this?
4 thoughts on “Freezing eggs”
I just read this today in the newspaper (online). No I did not know and I find it interesting!!
Oh, that’s a funny coincidence!
I have heard of it, but never tried it. I saw where they put the individual egg in a ice cube tray then pop them out to store in a bag. That way you could use the one egg if you were baking. I am not an egg eater, so I only need them for baking. Or hard boiled for salads.
I thought about doing that, but I don’t have ice cube trays that are big enough, so I freeze five – enough for breakfast. I usually eat 2 hardboiled eggs, but I don’t mind an omelet every once in a while.