Q. I’ve recently switched from regular eggs to an egg substitute called “egg beaters.” They come in liquid form, in containers that look like small milk cartons. While I love them, the rest of my family prefers regular eggs, and I end up with a lot of leftover egg beaters. I don’t want to go back to regular eggs, but I can’t justify throwing out half a container of egg beaters every time I use them. I’ve never had much luck freezing regular eggs, so I’m a bit worried that I’ll ruin the consistency of the egg beaters if I try to freeze them too. I need some advice. Can you freeze egg beaters?
A. No need to switch back to plain old eggs- egg beaters can be frozen! Egg beaters are typically more egg white than yolk, and are already beaten to be mixed together. They are even sometimes sold frozen, and can be kept frozen for up to a year without a decline in quality, flavour, or texture. Since they’re already pre-mixed, there shouldn’t be any need to beat the egg beaters first before freezing. Giving them a quick stir once thawed should reincorporate the egg beaters to their pre-frozen consistency.
How to freeze egg beaters?
To freeze egg beaters, you can freeze them in the original container they came in, or you can freeze them in single serving size packs. To freeze a large quantity, simply freeze the leftover egg beaters in their original package in the freezer. Alternatively, you can pour the contents in to a freezer bag. Remove the excess air, then seal the bag. Label and date the bag, and then lay flat in the freezer.
To freeze it in single serving sizes, pour or spoon the egg beaters into an ice cube tray. Each cube in a standard-size ice cube tray is the equivalent of about one whole egg. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer until the egg beaters are frozen, and then pop the frozen cubes out. Place the cubes in a freezer bag, then remove the excess air. Seal the bag, then label and date it. Simply remove one cube for each egg equivalent called for in a recipe.
To thaw frozen egg beaters, remove the desired amount from the freezer and thaw it in the refrigerator or, if in a hurry, the microwave. Use thawed egg beaters within 24 hours of thawing for best results. Never refreeze previously frozen egg beaters.