Eggs have been really cheap lately. Cheap to the point the local grocery store had to put a limit to how many you can buy. Everyone online is posting similar prices around the country. this is great because eggs make a great protein packed budget-friendly food. While we make a lot of hard boiled eggs for the kids to munch and also take advantage of easy egg dishes for meals we still get a lot more eggs than our family can use at a time when the prices are so low. A great way to take advantage of these sales is to freeze eggs. A common question asked in my cooking groups is can you freeze eggs? The truth is yes you can freeze eggs both in pre-cooked egg dishes and ready for cooking with later.
Eggs can last quite a long time. Most fresh eggs will last 5-6 weeks without going bad or losing quality. If you get your eggs fresh from the farm without removing the bloom they can even be stored outside of the refrigerator so having limited space really shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of a good deal. We once managed to find farm fresh pasture raised eggs at only $1 a dozen and well we stocked up. We have also been known to take advantage of big sales on eggs in store like when Walmart had cases of eggs for $1.18 a box. When we end up with more eggs than even our large family can handle we move the extras to the freezer for later.
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Freezing eggs is an easy task anyone can do. First, you need to decide what you will use the eggs for after thawing. Eggs can be frozen whole or split for freezing and used in cooling later. I most often just freeze eggs whole because we use whole eggs for cooking here but many people prefer just to use egg whites or find themselves with egg yokes left over after cooking with egg whites. If you like ot have grab and go foods for later cooking and freezing egg dishes is a great way to freeze eggs as well.
One note I have for freezing eggs is that you really want an airtight barrier between the eggs and your freezer. I find frozen eggs have a tendency to get freezer burnt or take on odors from the freezer fairly easy. A great way to deal with this is to freeze them and move to FoodFaver plastic or vacuum sealed in glass jars to help keep them fresh longer and avoid that rubbery texture that can happen when they get freezer burn.
How to freeze eggs
Freezing eggs is easy. If you choose to freeze eggs while simply remove from their shell and beat together well. This will give your final eggs the best texture when freezing whole eggs. Place into ice cube trays. This evens out to about 1 large egg per cube when you need to pull them out for cooking. Whole frozen eggs are great for baking and cooking up any dish that uses a scrambled egg.
For deviled eggs, you will need to split the yoke form the whites. Once slit drop into ice cube trays to freeze separately for easy measurements later.
Egg dishes you can freeze
You can freeze this Eggs Benedict Casserole