Today, preserving our food becomes a crucial task for our economy. Preserving fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, prepared foods, is a habit that many women make in their kitchen to make the most of food and the economy, but who imagined that the egg can also be a food to preserve?
Of course the egg can be preserved . Just as many foods can be preserved in different ways including freezing, the egg can also be preserved. There are several ways to freeze eggs to preserve them and they all work very well.
How to freeze whole fresh egg to preserve it
Fresh whole eggs can be frozen quite easily. Just break each egg into an ice cube tray, muffin pan, or silicone container. The silicone is nice because it makes the eggs easier to scoop out once they’re frozen, although spraying the bowl with a little coconut or other cooking spray is helpful, too.
After placing them in the containers and once they have been frozen, store them in the freezer in resealable plastic bags so they will not open. When you’re ready to use them, defrost the eggs your recipe calls for either by leaving them out overnight or by leaving them in the refrigerator. Make sure to use the eggs immediately and only in recipes that call for the eggs to be fully cooked. Frozen eggs will last for about 6 months in the freezer.
If you want to separate the yolks and whites, it works too.
Freeze Egg White
Freezing the egg white is very functional when making meringues or other recipes that only use the white.
To freeze just the egg whites, what you are going to do is simply separate each white from the egg. Freeze, store and thaw as indicated in the previous step.
Freezing egg yolks
To freeze the yolks, you will have to separate them from the eggs and very lightly beat the yolks. Add a pinch of salt, otherwise the yolks will have a grainy texture. You can measure the yolk in amounts of to a tablespoon to freeze or fill your containers with more. Freeze and store as in the previous step. When defrosting the yolks for use, one tablespoon of the yolk is the equivalent of one egg yolk.
Freezing beaten eggs
To freeze the whole beaten egg, simply beat the eggs lightly (not incorporating too much air into them), add a pinch of salt, and then freeze. Each cube with 3 tablespoons is the equivalent of one egg. Freeze, store and thaw as in the previous steps.
This procedure is very useful when you have chickens. You can make your eggs last much longer by using them very well for your future recipes.
- Do not freeze the eggs in the shell because they will crack and there will be a risk of bacterial contamination when you thaw them.
- Always use organic egg, from free-range hens, it is healthy and hormone-free.
- If the refrigerator turns off and they melt a bit, you should use the eggs immediately.
- It is recommended to defrost them by leaving them outside overnight (if it’s not too hot), or move them to the common area of the refrigerator so that they thaw inside. Do not use a microwave oven .