Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Freezing Eggs?

Information from the University of Missouri Extention



Whole eggs
Stir eggs with a fork to break yolks and mix them well with the whites. Do not whip in air. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar or one-half teaspoon salt for each cup of whole eggs. Package, leave headspace, seal and freeze. Label package with quantity and amount of sugar or salt added.
  • Egg yolksSeparate eggs. Stir yolks with a fork to break them. Add two teaspoons sugar or one teaspoon salt for each cup of egg yolks. Package, leave headspace, seal and freeze. Label package with quantity and amount of sugar or salt added.
  • Egg whitesStrain whites through a sieve. Freeze without stirring. Do not add sugar or salt. Package, leave headspace, seal and freeze.
A convenient method of freezing whole egg mixture is to measure 3 tablespoons of egg mixture into each compartment of a clean ice tray. Freeze until solid. Remove frozen cubes, and package in moisture/vapor proof containers, seal and return to freezer immediately. One cube of the egg mixture equals one whole egg.
Thawing and preparationFrozen eggs should be thawed in the refrigerator and used within one to two days. They can be used exactly like freshly broken eggs in baked products, casseroles or egg dishes. Be sure to account for the extra sugar and salt added to the eggs before freezing.
Approximate equivalents for large eggs
  • 1 whole egg = 3 tablespoons whole egg mixture
  • 1 yolk = 1 tablespoon yolk
  • 1 white = 2 tablespoons white
  • 5 whole eggs = 1 cup whole mixed eggs
  • 10 whole eggs = 1 pint (2 cups) whole mixed eggs
  • 16 whites = 1 pint (2 cups) stirred whites
  • 16 yolks = 1/2 pint (1 cup) stirred yolks

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I just tried this.

1. I cracked 6 eggs and ended up with 10 "ice cubes". I attribute this to different size eggs, no 2 are alike.

2. Three Tablespoons do indeed equal 1 egg. ( I did one egg, then measured it.)

3. I cracked them over a dish and added them directly to a one cup measuring cup. Five eggs do equal 1 cup.

4. I lightly stirred them to mix them. Mix well.

5. When transferring from the measuring cup to the ice tray, use a tablespoon measure. Pouring from the measure cup makes an uneven amount of yellow and white. The yellows seem heavier and pour out first

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