Becky's Farm Life

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Freezing Eggs -Farm fresh and Store bought-with photos

Freezing Eggs
You crack say 2 -3 eggs into a bowl, add 1/4 tsp. of sugar or salt ( use sugar or salt depending on what the eggs will be used for), just pop the yolk, and pour into a freezer bag. label your bag sugar or salt and how many eggs inside. Check your most used recipes to find the number of eggs you use the most. I use 6 eggs in ice cream with 1/2 tsp of sugar. Eggs to eat, I pack in 3′s with 1/4 tsp salt. Eggs for cakes add sugar to eggs. The only thing you can’t do with these eggs is have them fried. I have found they last 6 -12 months in the freezer. The older they get, its best to use them in recipes than to eat plain. A lot of people don’t know you can freeze eggs.  After the first year here of home grown eggs, the store bought eggs didn’t taste so good any more. So I found a way to keep us in eggs when the hens slow down. This does work with store eggs, too. Date your bags and always use the oldest first. 

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I remembered I had all these Tupperware hamburger holders,

well they hold two eggs each. And stack so well, no freezer bags to buy now. 

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 These are 4 oz. cups I found at Wal-Mart, 4 for a $1. They hold 1 egg each. I’m still looking for the rest of my Tupperware hamburger holders, so these will do for now. I usually freeze butter in them.

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 Just poke the yolk, no stirring.

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 Add your sugar or salt.

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Then freeze it. These to take up a little more room in the freezer, but for now it’ll have to do. I can use them to fill in holes. Or when their froze I put them in a freezer bag.

Eggs all winter long. Happy freezing.

Becky

 

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September 2, 2008 - Posted by | eggs, food storage, freezing, ideas, making do, self sufficiency | , , , , ,

13 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the information, Becky!

    My sister and I were just discussing this the other day. We weren’t sure that eggs really froze well. Neither of us has chickens, but I would like to freeze eggs when I find a great sale.

    Thanks again, Joyce

    Comment by Joyce | September 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Joyce,
    Hope you can fill your freezer with eggs. And I am glad I could tell you something new. Have a wonderful day, Joyce.
    Becky

    Comment by jordansfarm | September 3, 2008 | Reply

  3. If your eggs accidentally freeze in the fridge are they good

    Comment by becky | September 17, 2008 | Reply

  4. Becky, yes they are to cook with and eat, just not fried.
    Have a great day.
    Becky

    Comment by jordansfarm | September 17, 2008 | Reply

  5. Hi, I have 2 questions. Can you eat frozen eggs scrambled and/or how do they taste? Also, what do think about freezing them in the shell and peel them while they are frozen? They would stack nicely in the freeze. Thanks, Michelle

    Comment by Michelle | January 13, 2009 | Reply

  6. Michelle,
    You can use frozen eggs for just about everything but fried eggs: scrambled, cooking, etc. They taste the same to me as fresh. I would not freeze them in their shells, it’s not safe, and they will break the shell when frozen. Hope this helps.
    Becky

    Comment by Becky | January 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. My husband and I beginning to store our food. We see harder times coming!!!! We are in the process of preparing to get chickens. However, there is only 3 of us. I did not know what to do with over flow of eggs. This can be a solution. Thanks so much!!!!

    Comment by Tara | January 29, 2009 | Reply

  8. Tara,
    You are most welcome. You will love having chickens. You can also trade your eggs for other things. I have trade eggs for: bag of sugar, cloth, oil, and more. With everyone very low on money, trading/bartering helps everyone.
    Becky

    Comment by Becky | January 31, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hi Becky! My friend found your website and it is so helpful. We have chickens and have an abundance of eggs…I have sold some and given away lots. I really appreciate the tip on freezing eggs; what a God send! I am continuing to explore your website and it is all very interesting. We have a small farm too, but only have chickens and 2 dogs and 3 cats right now. My friend and I have discovered that you can make baking powder biscuits and freeze them on cookie sheets. When frozen put in freezer bags. SO much cheaper than buying them in the store and you can pull out just how many you need for a meal. Thanks again for your great website!
    Debbie
    Sunnyside Farm, VA

    Comment by Debbie | March 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. Hi Becky, can you explain, why poke the yoke to freeze eggs? I was also wondering why not scramble the egg prior to freezing for those eggs you want to use later for omelets or fried scrambled eggs? Also, for those that don’t want the yoke and prepare for freezing like “egg beater” how would one process just the white for freezing and have it look like the “egg beater” product? I look forward to your reply. Thanks, DJ ;o)

    Comment by DJ | August 19, 2009 | Reply

  11. DJ,
    Why poke and not scramble? Not sure, this is just the way I found to do them. Will srcambling them work? I’m not sure.
    I just scramble them when they thraw and then cook.
    I know that, yes you can just freeze the whites like with the “egg beater”, but still must add your salt/or sugar.
    Hope this helps, have a great day.
    Becky

    Comment by Becky | August 23, 2009 | Reply

  12. Becky, I stumbled across your “blog” when searching for info about freezing eggs.
    Like most folks, we have bunches in the summer and nearly none in winter. So,
    according to your directions, I just froze 3-4 dozen eggs. When folks don’t seem to
    be buying them, I’ll just freeze them and not worry as there will be scrambled eggs
    all winter.

    I so respect your creativity with making “ends meet”. My mom and dad chose to
    live in the suburbs when I was growing up, but my grandma and great aunt had
    a small, wonderful little house in southeast Missouri and I spent part of each
    summer there. They grew all their food except meat, but they had raised rabbits
    and chickens during the second world war. All the produce they didn’t give away
    to neighbors and friends, was canned for the winter. Then, when my mom or her
    sister went home after a visit, they would fill up boxes for us with canned jam,
    green beans, etc., and we would also benefit from their hard work. There way of
    life always felt more right to me than living in the city suburbs. I could walk all
    over, as a small child, take myself to the library, the swimming pool. But fun things
    they would arrange for me to do while at their house in the summer, were trips to
    the “river” which would be a crystal clear stream where you could go shopping for
    your favorite rock on the bottom, taking a handful home. We had “weinny roasts”
    in the back yard, I rode my stickhorse around the garden–it was literally a broom
    stick with a cord through a hole in the end (the reign?). I never had a better horse,
    warm blooded or not.

    I’m 65 years old, but starting when I was about 23, I began learning for myself
    all the things my mother had given up like canning, but had been so necessary in
    my grandmother’s generation. SO, living in Oregon then, I picked our vegetables
    out of a local field to can or freeze (there have always been what is called U-pick
    fields where you do just exactly that and then can pay less and have fresh food.
    Then, I began to learn to make my own bread. The first loaf was a solid brick.
    Literally, it was the size of a traditional clay brick, and should have made 3 loaves?
    I did get better. I made many of my clothes and my daughters.

    Now, I really don’t have to “make ends meet” but it seems to important to make good
    use of whatever God has seen to leave at our door. And TODAY I froze my eggs.
    Instead of plastic cups, which are pretty expensive for what they are, and bulky,
    I used ziplock plastic bags. Don’t forget that if you have any extra, glass canning jars
    freeze foods well, and you don’t have to keep buying more plastic. I’m excited to
    see how my eggs turn out.

    I live in central Oregon and it is 3000 feet of elevation here, so vegetable gardening
    is a craft in itself. Years past, it has frequently frozen around the 4th of July. I have
    a small greenhouse finally, and this year have my tomatoes, squash and pepper
    plants in it so they can finish producing without my having to cover everything with
    blankets come early fall. I actually can have Broccoli and cabbage clear into November as they tolerate the cool fall weather, along with spinach and lettuces.
    Before I came to Oregon, I had never even eaten broccoli—I was from Missouri,
    Kansas and Texas and we ate corn, green beans, tomatoes, peas and that’s about
    it. Now, I have fresh asparagus growing in my garden.

    So, that’s part of my life story. It is so precious of you to take your time to reach
    out to other folks, and share your conscientious, practical ideas to help others.
    My God continue to bless you for who you are.

    Mary Ann

    Comment by Mary Ann Mays | July 10, 2012 | Reply

  13. Thanks for the info on how to freeze eggs.it was very helpful. I was just tell my daughter I had to many eggs and had been giving them away but wanted to store some for winter when the hens slowed down laying…thank you.

    Comment by Tammy Donnelly | October 9, 2012 | Reply


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