How to Preserve Eggs

Spring is usually a good time to stock up on eggs.  Prices usually drop and you can find some really good deals.

But, what can you do with 4 dozen eggs?  First of all, it’s important to know that raw eggs in their shell will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks after the purchase date.  But, if you need more time than that, you can always use one of these methods to preserve them for later.

Freeze Them:

There a couple different methods you can use to successfully freeze eggs.

You can put each egg into an ice cube tray and freeze that way.  This method works well for the smaller ones, but I have found that this can be difficult if the eggs are large – they overflow the tray section.

You can break each egg into a muffin tin and freeze them separately.  This works great!  Just lightly mix up each egg and pour into the pan.  Once they are frozen, you can take them from the pan and store in a ziploc bag.  Just pull out the number you need.

What I usually do is to crack open the whole dozen, whisk them up really well and freeze them in a freezer container.  Then I thaw out the whole dozen at a time.  To use them, just measure 3 Tbsp. of the egg for 1 egg.


Cook and Freeze:

Another method is to crack the eggs in a muffin tin (I use an extra large one), and then cook them in the oven for around 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Take them out of the tins and freeze them on a cookie sheet.  Once frozen, you can put them in a freezer bag and pull them out as you need them.  Just a few seconds in the microwave and you have a cooked egg for your breakfast!

Pickle Them:

Ever tried those bright pink eggs you see on the counter in convenience stores?  If you haven’t tried pickled eggs, you are seriously missing out.  They are so easy to make and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 months.  There are dozens of recipes out there for pickled eggs using all kinds of spices.  But, my favorite is the simple pickled beets, vinegar, sugar and salt mixture.

Craft Cooking Mama has the perfect recipe.

So, don’t pass up those great prices on eggs.  Grab them at their lowest price and preserve them for later!

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