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Can I Freeze Eggs? Yes You Can!

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Can I Freeze Eggs?  Yes You Can!

The question, “Can I Freeze Eggs?” always comes up when there is a great sale on eggs.  I wasn’t even sure of the answer myself until reader Melissa mentioned it at a Living Rich Couponing Workshop.

And, the answer is…YES you can freeze eggs but not in the shell.  Here is how:

Whole Eggs & Egg Yolks:

To freeze whole eggs or yolks crack them into a bowl and gently stir to break up the yolk somewhat.  Then, transfer the eggs to ice cube trays and freeze until firm.  Then place into a zip lock bag and put back in the freezer.  They can be kept frozen for a year, and should be thawed in the refrigerator the day before you intend to use them.

Egg Whites:

Separate the whites from the yolks and pour into ice cube trays and freeze until firm.  Then place into a zip lock bag and put back in the freezer.

Be sure to check out Complete List of Foods You Can Freeze as well as How to Freeze Foods Safely!

Thank Melissa!

Source: What’s Cooking America


  • Betty

    Every Saturday my son and his friend polish off a whole dozen so I doubt I’d ever have to freeze them!

  • Sherri

    Great information! I never knew this. thanks for posting

  • rc

    everytime i buy 4-6 dozen i wonder if i can freeze some, not that i have any room in the freezer, i dont have a second freezer, but by the end of the week we’ve used at least half of them. if you make sure to pick out the cartons with the longer dates, they should keep well for a few weeks until the next egg sale! but then again, this is great info, how would you freeze eggs for quiche? do you bake the quiche half way then freeze? or freeze it raw?

    • Melissa

      You can freeze an assembled quiche either before or after baking. If you want to just freeze the egg mixture for quiche at a later time, you can just mix the wet ingredients together and put in a freezer bag. Thaw in the fridge and assemble quiche as usual.

  • bobbi

    to anyone who has tried this method: how do they taste after thawing? Can I use them for scrambled eggs or are they only good for baking?

    • renee

      I have no problem using them as scrambled eggs.

  • Laura

    remembering the 10 day outage we had during the hurricanes last year I looked into ways of preserving food without refrigeration. Eggs is one of the easiest and they last up to 6 months!

  • Stephanie

    I also was told told you can rub them in the shell with mineral oil and keep them in the fridge but I don’t know if they stay good for a year. Also how do you know eggs are bad? I have had egg’s way past the expiration date and they were fine. I really only used them to coat on chicken or use to make brownies not eat them for breakfast or anything.

    • http://jerseyhair.blogspot.com stephanie

      i saw a lady on doomsday preppers do that!!! here is one blog article about preserving eggs….http://preparednesspro.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/preserving-fresh-eggs/

    • Colleen

      Yes the Doomsday prepper lady did that but Ithink she said up to 9 months not a year.

    • Crystal

      My mother-n-law told me to place an egg in a cup of water and if it floats it is bad…not to use it because it releases gases inside the shell that makes it float and those gases makes the egg not edible. I have tried this method in the past and it does work. So give it a try.

  • Amelia

    This is great! Just last week I was having a conversation with a friend about what to do with eggs. She doesn’t eat them but does use them to bake and she had just purchased some when another friend brought her over some more. She was freaking out with so many eggs on hand and only so many hours available to bake!

  • Jenn

    We freeze eggs all the time. We have a small family farm and I want my fresh eggs all the way into the Winter! So. I freeze them in amounts suitable for baking, scrambleing and coating chicken. I JUST ran out of my last few bags of frozen eggs and just in time……the gals are a’layin!

  • Dee2

    This is timely. There should be some great egg sales coming up for Easter. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    My husband just bought a carton of egg whites that were marked 50% off because the expiration date was close. We were just talking about what to do with them. Thanks!

  • Kim D.

    Another good thing to do if you like eggs for breakfast is to bake them in greased muffin tins, then bag them up and freeze those (thank you, Pinterest haha)! I don’t know if they last as long as the other methods but the convenience (and round shape) are great for quick egg sandwiches!










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