Even if you don’t have chickens, it’s a good idea to learn how to freeze eggs. If you prefer not to let things go to waste and you don’t eat a lot of eggs, this is a great way to keep them on hand without buying in quantities you won’t consume right away. Note that some people report that the eggs taste different after being frozen, while others actually prefer them this way.
How to Freeze Eggs
There are a few different ways you can freeze eggs so that they can be used the way you want them to. Obviously, eggs that are mixed can’t be used to scrambled eggs and so forth. Below are a couple of different options.
In the shell: Eggs can be frozen in the shell for use later on. Just keep in mind that the shell is going to crack when the egg freezes. This means you need to have the egg in a bag even if it is still in the shell. Take it out of the freezer the night before you want to use it. Place it in a bowl for thawing.
Boiled: If you want eggs for salad toppings or egg salad, boil the eggs first. Once the eggs are boiled, cut them up and spread them on a cookie sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer until the eggs are frozen. When the eggs freeze, put them in labeled freezer bags.
Mixed: The most popular method of freezing eggs is to freeze them mixed. This allows you to use the eggs as scrambled eggs or as portions for baking or other meals where combined eggs are required. Mix the eggs and freeze them in a labelled bag that includes information on how many eggs are in the bag. You can also Make individual frozen eggs.
Mix eggs together without letting much air in them. Pour the eggs into an ice cube tray so that each cube holds about the same amount of egg. Freeze the ice cube tray. Once there are cubes, pop them out and put them in a labelled bag. When you need an egg for a recipe, count each individual cube as an egg.
The mixed-method also works well when you need only yolk or only egg whites. Freeze them separately so you have as much as you need when you need it.
If you want to freeze individual eggs without keeping them in the shell, freeze eggs in muffin pans. Put one egg in each muffin cup. Thaw them out as needed.