Surprising: did you know you can freeze eggs?

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If you freeze your eggs, you’ll never have to throw them out again!

Whenever you need to use eggs, you can usually only get them in cartons. And that means that you either have to use the whole carton before it expires, or you will have to eventually throw them out. But now, with this new trick, you can save your eggs and never waste food again!

Freezing eggs

Did you know that you can freeze your eggs to save them for a longer period of time? According to¬†British Lion Eggs, you can store eggs in the freezer for about a year. Although they recommend that you use the eggs within four months to make sure they stay fresh. And it isn’t very hard to freeze your eggs! All you have to do is crack your eggs into a container (suitable for freezing), beat them together, label the container with the date that you froze them and keep track of the amount of eggs you cracked in one container. Then put them in the freezer. Just make sure you’re only freezing eggs that are fresh and that haven’t gone bad yet.

Freezing parts of eggs

If you don’t want to save the full egg and only freeze the yolks or egg whites, there are methods for that too. If you want to freeze egg whites, all you need to do is add the whites to the container and mix them. For freezing egg yolks, you will have to add a little bit of salt or sugar to make sure that the yolks won’t ‘gel’ (get sticky). Gelation causes your egg yolks to become unusable and that is why you would want to add a teaspoon of salt or a tablespoon of sugar for every 240 ml of egg. Whether you choose salt or sugar depends on how you will be using the egg in the future (if your future dish will be sweet or savory).

Defrosting

You need to completely thaw the egg if you want to use it in your cooking. But also make sure to use your egg immediately after thawing it. This to prevent bacteria from spreading. And always defrost your eggs in the refrigerator, never outside of the fridge. That way, bacteria won’t stand a chance either.

With this trick, you won’t ever have to throw out eggs again!

Read more: Find out: how do you know if your eggs have gone bad?

Source: Egg Info – British Lion Eggs | Image: Unsplash