How to freeze eggs?
How to freeze eggs? To extend the life of our eggs, the freezer can be a good option. But with this type of conservation, it is better to walk on eggshells.
Scrambled, soft-boiled, fried, in an omelet… eggs can be cooked in all sauces and in all their forms. According to the CNPO (National Committee for the Promotion of Eggs), 84% of people eat them at least once a week.
It remains to know how to keep them. We know that eggs do not necessarily keep in the refrigerator, but what about the freezer? We take stock.
Can you freeze eggs?
Your box of 24 eggs will expire in a few days but you don’t know what to do with it? Do not panic! To increase their use-by date and cook them well after the DLC, the eggs can be frozen. It is enough just to observe a few rules in order to avoid any health risk.
How to freeze raw eggs?
The shells do not support low temperatures. So you won’t freeze the whole eggs, just the insides, the yolks and egg whites.
To do this, crack your eggs and place the whites and yolks in separate freezer bags, then squeeze out the air and seal tightly.
Good to know: if you want to keep the yolks and whites together, it is possible. You just need to beat them together with a fork or a whisk before pouring them into a freezer bag.
Can you freeze cooked eggs?
Freezing is not recommended for cooked eggs. Once frozen, a cooked egg can lose its taste and become rubbery. This is the case for all egg preparations such as scrambled eggs or even omelettes and hard- boiled eggs .
What is the shelf life of eggs in the freezer?
Raw eggs can be stored in the freezer for up to four months .
So remember to write the freezing date on the bag so you don’t forget them.
How to thaw an egg?
Once out of your freezer, your bags of eggs must be placed overnight in the refrigerator to thaw without breaking the cold chain. To avoid the risk of food poisoning, eat them the next day.
Note: if you want to speed up the defrosting process, sorry but we advise you not to go through the microwave box, at the risk of seeing your eggs cook.