Learn how to freeze and preserve eggs – the right way! Discover how you can buy extra eggs the next time there is a good sale at the grocery store or when your hens are laying well. You’ll be surprised at how hand these frozen/preserved eggs will come in handy!
Eggs Need to Be Removed From the Shell
If you are going to freeze your eggs, the first thing you need to know is that the eggs must be removed from their shells first. You won’t be able to thaw and cook eggs if they are frozen in the shell, and the shell will most likely crack. Below, you will get a few different ways you can freeze your eggs after they have been removed from the shell.
Freezing Scrambled Eggs
An easy way to freeze eggs is by cracking them in a bowl, then lightly scrambling. You don’t need to scramble completely, just enough to break the yolks and mix a little into the egg whites. Scramble the eggs in a bowl, then either transfer to a freezer container or bag, or add them to trays that can then be frozen. You can also add other items to the scrambled eggs before freezing them, like onions or peppers, shredded cheese, bacon or ham. It will all defrost together and make it much easier to cook.
Freeze Eggs in Muffin or Ice Cube Trays
For access to a smaller amount of eggs at a time when you pull them from the freezer, using muffin tins or ice cube trays is a great option. You can either crack each egg into a separate muffin tray, or you can scramble them first them put them in the muffin tins. Make sure you are greasing it first, or they are going to be hard to remove even while frozen.
Many people like to crack the egg directly into the muffin tin, as it makes it easier to heat up as a fried egg.
Cooking Before Freezing
Your last option for freezing eggs is to actually cook them before you freeze them. You can still do this in muffin trays, or cook a bigger batch of scrambled eggs before you freeze them. Make little egg muffins, then freeze them right in the pan, and you have individual servings of eggs for sandwiches or a quick on-the-go breakfast option.