How to Freeze Eggs
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How to Freeze Eggs

Freezing eggs helps save those stray egg whites or egg yolks left over from meringues, custards, or even making cupcakes.  You can freeze egg whites, egg yolks, or even whole eggs (after they've been cracked). 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: how to freeze eggs
Author: Stef

Ingredients

  • large eggs whole eggs that have been cracked, only egg yolks, or only egg whites
  • pinch of salt per every two egg yolks if using only egg yolks and you plan to use the yolks in a savory recipe
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar per every two egg yolks if using only egg yolks and you plan to use the yolks in a sweet recipe

Instructions

  • Place eggs into the wells of a cupcake tin (each well can hold one whole egg, two egg whites, or two egg yolks).
  • If you are using whole eggs or egg yolks, use a toothpick to break the yolk up a little bit.
  • According to Incredible Egg, if you are using only egg yolks, the yolks will thicken or gel when frozen. To prevent this, stir in either salt or sugar prior to freezing.
  • Freeze filled cupcake tin overnight.
  • To remove frozen eggs, rest tin in warm water for a few seconds. Warning: The eggs defrost really quickly, so don't leave them in the water any longer than necessary.
  • Pop the eggs out of the tin and store them in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer. The eggs can be stored in the freezer for up to a year.
  • When ready to use, defrost in the refrigerator or in a bowl resting in warm water for about 10 minutes.
  • Use as you would any other eggs.