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  • Lillibet
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    • 24th Aug 04, 6:25 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
    • #2
    • 24th Aug 04, 6:25 PM
    You can freeze hard boiled then mashed eggs (Thats why supermarkets sell scotch eggs with egg mayonnaise in the middle instead of a normal hard boiled egg, only they use chemical-based freezable mayonniase 'cos regualr mayo can't be frozen) Omletts can be frozen & re-heated in the microwave, also French toast (also known as eggy bread). Uncooked eggs cannot be frozen to the best of my knowledge due to seperation & the shells bursting!
    HTH
  • Nurse_Bambi
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    • 25th Aug 04, 6:11 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
    • #3
    • 25th Aug 04, 6:11 PM
    Yummmm... eggy bread!
    • missprice
    • By missprice 25th Aug 04, 6:27 PM
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    missprice
    • #4
    • 25th Aug 04, 6:27 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
    • #4
    • 25th Aug 04, 6:27 PM
    afair you can freeze the egg if you take it out of the shell. i know for sure you can freeze the white. just cant remember if the yolk freezes ok.

    could always freeze two in a bag and find out.

    simone
  • trafalgar
    • #5
    • 25th Aug 04, 6:56 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
    • #5
    • 25th Aug 04, 6:56 PM
    You can freeze both white and yolk as long as you don't keep them in the shell


    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 25th Aug 04, 8:02 PM
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    Caterina
    • #6
    • 25th Aug 04, 8:02 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
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    • 25th Aug 04, 8:02 PM
    What you do is:

    Break the eggs and beat them together as if you were making an omelette, then freeze them in ice-cube boxes. Once the egg is frozen you can get the cubes straight out of the boxes and put them in freezer bags (so you can reuse the boxes).

    When you need to use the eggs, defrost as many cubes as necessary (you need to work out how many eggs go in how many cubes, depending on the size of the egg) and use as if you had fresh eggs.

    This only works in recipes that use whole egg.

    Hope it helps

    Caterina
  • Nurse_Bambi
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    • 26th Aug 04, 6:59 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
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    • 26th Aug 04, 6:59 PM
    Caterina, that sounds like hard work!!!

    but thanks anyhow!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 26th Aug 04, 7:55 PM
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    16011996
    • #8
    • 26th Aug 04, 7:55 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
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    • 26th Aug 04, 7:55 PM
    mmm thats interesting to know caterina, i'm forever looking at cheap boxes f eggs and wondering if i can uuse them.

    thanks.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 26th Aug 04, 11:33 PM
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    Caterina
    • #9
    • 26th Aug 04, 11:33 PM
    Re: freezing eggs?
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    • 26th Aug 04, 11:33 PM
    To be honest I cannot claim the trick as my own, as I have read it in the Complete Tightwad Gazette! But I hope it works as I haven't tried myself (we don't keep eggs long enough in this family, once I have a carton it all goes in omelettes, fritters and pancakes!)

    Ciao

    Caterina
    • Murtle
    • By Murtle 27th Aug 04, 3:01 PM
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    Murtle
    Re: freezing eggs?
    or freeze yolks as one lump - and whites as another lump!!! defrost what you need - we used to freeze excess whites - not sure what we did with the yolks and then use the whites for meringues etc......
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Sep 04, 4:41 PM
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    16011996
    Re: freezing eggs?
    how long do they last for in freezer though?
  • filigree
    Re: freezing eggs?
    You can use the eggs in recipes that freeze. Some icecream recipes are based on custard, they use lots of eggs.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 1st Mar 07, 1:46 PM
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    pollyanna24
    Freezing eggs?
    Can you? I've got 37.
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  • LydiaSophia
    Don't think so - can't you try and use them up?

    make some cakes and biscuits etc that will keep.

    Have omlettes and hard boiled egg sarnies.

    Why have you got 37 eggs?
    Lydia

    • Trow
    • By Trow 1st Mar 07, 1:50 PM
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    Trow
    From the BBC website:

    Eggs can be frozen, but you'll need to crack them first. To freeze whole eggs, break them into a bowl and beat a little to blend. Tip into a freezer bag or airtight plastic container, label the container and use within three months.
    If you're separating eggs for particular recipes, you'll often end up with a surplus of yolk or white. These can be frozen to be used another time. It's best to freeze them in small batches, as these will be most useful. Be sure to label the number of eggs that go into each freezer bag.
    Egg whites can simply be tipped into freezer bags and labelled, whereas egg yolks need a pinch of salt or sugar beaten in (depending on whether they'll be used for sweet or savoury dishes later). This will stop the yolks becoming too thick with freezing. Defrost frozen eggs in the fridge overnight and use them straightaway.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/get_cooking/cooks_guide/eggs.shtml

    (Assuming you are talking hens eggs, and not your own eggs....)
  • powershopper
    sHOULD BE ABLE TO FREEZE EGGS, TRY BREAKING THEM INTO BATCHES, MAYBE 3 OR 4, AND FREEZE IN LITTLE PLASTIC POTS OR BAGS. THAW OUT IN THE FRIDGE, SHOULD BE FINE FOR BAKING OR SCRAMBLIES.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 1st Mar 07, 1:56 PM
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    pollyanna24
    I was going to make omelettes for 5 people last night with 3 eggs each. In the end we had Chinese.

    Never mind, I keep eggs in the fridge anyways, so they should keep a while.
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  • lesley1960
    My mum used to keep chickens and often ended up with too many eggs , she used to break them into container and freeze them .
    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 1st Jan 08, 11:03 PM
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    skintchick
    REALLY stupid question

    Can you freeze eggs? I never use them up but I do like eggs - could I freeze them or does anywhere sell them in twos instead of sixes?

    Sorry - i know this is a stupid question. I'm sure the answer is no.
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    • BallandChain
    • By BallandChain 1st Jan 08, 11:11 PM
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    BallandChain
    Not a stupid question at all and I didn't know either til I googled and found this:

    http://www.recipelink.com/mf/0/73792

    'You can just freeze eggs in the shell. We have done it for years with no major issues. We just put them in the freezer as is.
    The problem is that with hen eggs they tend to expand and crack the shell but duck eggs are much stronger and do not leak.
    Thaw slowly in the refrigerator (for a day).
    Only suitable for baking etc.'

    That's one answer on a thread. Maybe some of the cooks here might be able to elaborate.

    Just to add this was on that same thread:

    'I finally found your answer in a Better Homes and Garden book. This is what it says:

    Eggs may be frozen at home quie easily, but it is important to use only high-quality freh eggs. For convenience' sake, freeze eggs in serving-size quantities.
    Although egg whites freeze satisfactorily without any additives, frozen whole eggs and egg yolks become lumpy when thawed. To prevent this, add one tablespoon sugar or corn syrup or one teaspoon salt to each cup of whole eggs and two tablespoons sugar or corn syrup or one teaspoon salt to each cup of egg yolks. Sweetened eggs are suitable for desserts, while salted eggs can be used in main dishes.
    To freeze eggs break the eggs into a bowl, separating yolks and whites, if desired. After stirring the eggs to blend (do not beat), strain them through a medium strainer or put them through a food mill. Add sugar or salt, if required, then freeze at 0o or lower in freezer containers leaving sufficient room for expansion. Eggs can be kept frozen for 9 to 12 months.
    Frozen eggs should be kept solidly frozen until needed, then thawed in the refrigerator. Use promptly.'
    Last edited by BallandChain; 01-01-2008 at 11:14 PM.
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