How to Freeze Eggs For Winter Use

Here is how you can freeze eggs for longer storage or for winter use when your hens are laying less.

| August/September 2001

Frozen Eggs

Freezing eggs is an excellent way to store them for later.

Photo courtesy Jan Zoetekouw/Fotolia

Here's how to freeze eggs so you can store all those fresh eggs for winter use:

Break two new-laid eggs into a small bowl. Using a clean knife stir the eggs to roughly mix yolk and white — do not beat.

Lightly oil a Pyrex custard cup. Pour in the eggs and freeze. Do as many eggs as you have and want to put up. When frozen solid, tip eggs into a freezer bag, fitting in as many as possible. Zip tight and freeze. You can add frozen eggs until the bag is full.

Two eggs seems to be the most useful amount for baking and to eat. They are thawed in the refrigerator, covered, beaten into milk, etc. and used just like fresh eggs, to scramble, make omelets, cakes and so forth

1/19/2015 1:06:00 PM

I do this all the time. I buy either Grade B or Cracks by the case from the local egg farm - they are less than half regular price. Then I mix 2, 4, or 6 in a cup - pour into a freezer bag - get the air out and lay flat to freeze - then put them in plastic containers - one marked 2, one marked 4 and one marked 6 - easy for baking. As I do a lot of baking for a lodge and other clients this is an easy and cost saving way for me to always have eggs on hand.Also use them for omelets, etc.

colleen lageman
4/27/2011 4:27:43 PM

I just put however many eggs I am freezing in the freezer overnight. In the morning I run a little water over them and they pop out of the shell. I put these in a bag and return to the freezer. When I use them I take out however many of the eggs I need and let them thaw in a bowl. They are just like fresh eggs. (For an angel food cake I freeze the whites in the measured amount)

beverly jane
3/2/2011 12:17:25 PM

I thought I was buying humanely raised eggs!!! This is so upsetting.

2/19/2010 6:12:08 PM

Thanks for this information. I read this a while back and when I found a hidden nest with 11 eggs, 9 of which were frozen, I decided to try thawing them out instead of just tossing them. I washed off the shells while they were still frozen, then peeled off the shells as soon as they just started to thaw. I plopped the frozen eggs in my blender and put the whole thing in the fridge. The next day I blended the eggs, and they worked beautifully in a pumpkin custard and in omelettes. So happy not to throw away good food!

shirley bradbury
1/31/2010 12:04:26 AM

No need to freeze them in the cup first, then bag them - that's an unnecessary step. Unless the cup-shaped frozen egg is easier for you to store? I put the mixed-up eggs directly into the freezer bag, lay several of them flat on a cookie sheet and put them into the freezer. Later I have nice flat bags of egg, in an easier-to-store shape. I have also found that 2 eggs per bag are the right size for most of my baking and cooking needs. Plus, when I do scrambled eggs for breakfast, I have them pre-measured.

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