The Benefits of Freezing Chicken Eggs and How to Do It Right

Ever considered freezing your chicken eggs? It’s a convenient and cost-effective way to store extra eggs for later use, especially during the cold winter months when many chickens slow down on their egg production. 
Learn how to freeze chicken eggs easily and safely.
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    For years would would have SO many eggs piling up on our counter top through the summer and fall and not enough mouths or recipes to use them all in.  Of course, when winter came around, we had only a couple eggs or none at all.

    It would get frustrating and I HATED having to go out and buy eggs.  That was the worst!
    My friend suggested freezing eggs, but how do you freeze them correctly?  Today, I'll show you the method that works best for our family.

    Benefits of Freezing Chicken Eggs

    Freezing your chicken eggs can be a great way to save money on groceries while also ensuring you always have fresh (or semi-fresh) eggs on hand. Unlike store-bought egg cartons that contain hens from unknown sources, freezing gives you control over where your eggs come from. I

    f you have a backyard flock, you know exactly what their diets are, which means healthier and tastier egg dishes down the line.  You can also customize what kinds of food items go into making up the recipe for the perfect egg dish, like adding different herbs or spices before they’re frozen.

    Plus, you have access to fresh eggs all year long.  Especially when egg production is low or, like in recent months and years, when there has been a shortage of eggs in stores.

    How to Freeze Chicken Eggs

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    To freeze chicken eggs successfully, it’s important that they be cracked open before they are placed in the freezer; otherwise they will expand when frozen and crack the shells open themselves. 

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    Crack each egg individually into a small bowl or cup, add a dash of salt and whisk all together.

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    Then place them in either an ice cube tray or muffin pan.  I find that a silicone muffin pan works really nicely.  The eggs just pop right out of the pan when they are finished freezing.

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    Pop the finished tray into the freezer for at least 8 hours to ensure the eggs freeze completely. 

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    Storage Tips for Frozen Chicken Eggs  

    When storing frozen chicken eggs there are several things to keep in mind such as labeling each container with the date it was frozen; this will help you keep track of when its safe to consume them again. 

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    Also make sure that all containers are airtight so no moisture gets inside and contaminates the product; if this happens it could cause bacteria growth which could lead to food poisoning if consumed after being thawed out again.

    I typically store my eggs in the plastic food safe bag or 1 gallon reusable storage bags.  They do just fine and don't typically get frostbite as long as I use them within about 6 months.

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    The Best Way To Thaw Frozen Chicken Eggs 

    When it comes time to thaw out your frozen eggs there are two ways you can do this. First, place them in a bowl at room temperature.  As long as you plan to use them within a few hours and you cook them, there shouldn't be a concern for bacterial growth.  Just don't eat them raw.

    The second method, is to create a double boiler.  Place hot water into a boil.  Place the eggs in a slightly larger bowl and put that bowl into the hot water.  This will heat up the eggs without cooking them.  This speeds up the thawing of the eggs.

    Learn how to freeze chicken eggs easily and safely.

    Freezing chicken eggs is an excellent way to save money on groceries while also having full control over where your ingredients come from. With just a few simple steps—cracking individual shells into containers, placing items inside a muffin tin—you can easily freeze dozens of backyard hen eggs with ease!


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