It’s not always easy to know what can be frozen. So to avoid getting confused and keep your eggs as long as possible, you need to follow a few simple rules.
If eggs can’t be kept that long in the refrigerator, you may be tempted to freeze them so as not to spoil a box of eggs that you just opened. Separating whites and yolks, raw or cooked, even cooked, what are the different ways to freeze eggs?
How to freeze raw eggs
It is possible to freeze raw eggs to keep them longer. However, several rules must be observed to avoid any risk to health.
The first thing to do is wash your egg. The shell can carry germs, which you do not want to keep. So wash the shell, gently, with water (without using soap) then dry it with a clean cloth.
Once your egg is dry, break it and then clarify if you want to keep the white and yellow separately. Place the whites or yolks in freezer bags, remove as much air as possible and close them. If you do not want to separate the whites and yolks, mix them together before freezing. Then write on the bag what it is and the number, for example 2 egg yolks.
Very importantly, the shelf life in the freezer of raw eggs is 4 months maximum, so put the deadline on the bag so you do not forget to use them.
How to freeze cooked eggs
Cooked eggs can also freeze, however, freezing can alter their texture. A cooked and frozen egg white will become gelatinous upon thawing. If the yolk is very cooked (boiled egg), it will keep its capacity, but may be dry in the mouth. You can keep them between 6 months and a year.
Freeze cooked egg preparations
It is quite possible to freeze your omelets, scrambled eggs, frittatas … Put them, once cooled, in a freezer bag where you remove the maximum air. You can keep these preparations for at least 6 months. Our tip, make individual portions of omelets or frittatas (in a muffin pan for example), add ham, cheese or vegetables and you will have breakfast or brunch ready for the next months!
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