We would all love fresh eggs daily but sometimes our hens just don’t lay. Perhaps you get your eggs from the farmer’s market and want to ration them accordingly. This article will show you how to freeze eggs in ice cube trays, silicone baking cups, and muffin tins.
How to Freeze Eggs In 3 Simple Ways
What you’ll need:
- A container to freeze your eggs in (muffin tin, silicone baking cups, ice trays, or plastic egg holders)
Step 1: Place Eggs In A Container and Freeze
When placing eggs in a container, take note that once the eggs are frozen it is difficult to separate them. It’s best to determine ahead of time what you’re planning on using your eggs for in the future. For example, if you’re planning on using your eggs for baking homemade goodies that require just the whites or just the yolks, then you’ll want to separate them before freezing.
Tip 1: Muffin tins and plastic egg holders are good containers if you want to freeze your eggs whole because the slots are big. However, removing the eggs can be quite difficult. My advice would be to use cooking spray before putting the eggs inside the slots.
Tip 2: Silicone cups are the easiest to use when freezing eggs. Just drop an egg per cup, no need to spray with cooking spray as the eggs won’t stick in the cups.
Tip 3: Ice cube trays are a lot smaller and therefore can’t be used to freeze whole eggs. You can use ice cube trays to freeze separated eggs.
Step 2: Transfer the Frozen Eggs to a Freezer Safe Bag
Don’t forget to label the bag or tray with the contents and the date. You can keep the eggs frozen up to a year!
Step 3: Use the Frozen Eggs
To use, just take out your desired number of eggs from the bag and thaw at room temperature. Do not thaw eggs in a microwave. Needless to say, placing the eggs in a microwave will definitely cook them. Thawing at room temperature will take about 1-2 hours, so thaw ahead of time. Use the eggs on your usual egg recipes. Enjoy!
Watch this video by Flannel Acres and learn another way to freeze eggs:
Enjoy your eggs now and later! This is a great idea for preserving your resources. It’s essential so nothing in your lovely homemade sustainable kitchen goes to waste.
What are your thoughts about this step-by-step tutorial on how to freeze eggs? Have you tried freezing eggs before? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 18, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
The muffin tray idea is great and as you stated, it does get hard to get them out. May I share with you what I do…
I crack a couple of eggs into a small sandwich bag and place into each of the servings on the muffin tray. No mess, no trouble getting it out. This way I can stack four trays on top of one another, when I have a glut. When they are frozen, I place all the bags into a shopping bag in my deep freezer. Take out lots of two eggs when the need arises… I defrost mine overnight in the fridge. Give it a try and see how you go. Simple, easy, cleans fb also keeping eggs desperate at the same time 🙂
Great info since there is now a egg shortage here in US. Thanks Mabear
Lynda Buchholz says
I put paper muffin cups into the tins and freeze them this way. The paper comes off easily when partly thawed. I then vacuum seal them 2 eggs in a bag.