Sunday, May 22, 2011

Freezing Eggs

Since the world didn't end yesterday or last night, I guess it wasn't a waste of time to freeze some of my extra eggs. 

In the last post this is what my egg supply looked like:

 Six dozen+ eggs and I had not collected for the day yet.

Under the watchful eyes of some little chicken friends, 
I decided to boil a few just for variety 
and to make an easy egg salad recipe.

Slightly Spicy Egg Salad
Two hard boiled eggs
1-2 tbsp of dill relish
1-2 tbsp of Kraft Spicy Mayo
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop eggs
Add relish and Mayo
Stir until mixed
If you don't have spicy mayo you can
add a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper.

I got the idea for freezing the eggs from Backyard

Here's what the process looked like:

Nine medium sized eggs

 Mix in some honey, sugar or salt as a preservative.

Pour into an ice tray.

Find a flat spot in the freezer to set them for a few hours.

For some reason my little chicken friends 
didn't want to follow the eggs into the freezer.

I had to thaw them in an inch or two of warm water 
before they would come out of the tray. 
Next time, I'll spray it with a little cooking oil 
before I add the beaten eggs.

Store them in ziploc bags. Large eggs, which are what most 
recipes call for, weigh two ounces. I haven't weighed these cubes yet, 
but if they aren't two ounces I can add a tablespoon or two of water 
to make up the difference. 
I can take them out a few at a time and thaw 
them in the fridge overnight this winter 
when the girls aren't laying as many as they are right now.

The boiled eggs came out pretty well this time. The first time I tried to boil fresh eggs most of the white came off with the shell. 
Another trip to Backyard helped me find the answer 
to that dilemma. They need to be three or four weeks old 
so that there is a little air space for the egg to expand into 
when it's being boiled.
This kitchen adventure took place on Wednesday. 
After three days, I've got seven dozen eggs in the fridge again. 
It's a wonderful "problem" to have, but I think I'll be 
visiting my parents and some of the neighbors  soon
with the gift of fresh eggs.


  1. Wow! I didn't realize you could freeze eggs! Have you done it before? Are the scrambled eggs like regular scrambled eggs? I learn something new every day (thank heavens)!

  2. This is the first time I've tried it. I put honey in as a preservative so I'd need to use the eggs for cake, muffins, French toast, etc. I'm going to make another batch using salt as a preservative that I can use for scrambled eggs, omelets, etc. I'll let you know how they turn out.

    I scrambled them pretty well, then read that all you really have to do is break the yolks up and they're not supposed to have any air beaten into them.

    Like you, I live and learn!