How to Freeze Fresh Eggs with these Two Easy Steps

How to freeze fresh eggs is easy and can be done with two simple steps. Utilize frozen eggs for baking, frittatas, quiches, omelets, and scrambled eggs. Freezing chicken eggs, as well as, freezing duck eggs allows for an endless supply when your flock is taking a holiday from laying.

how to freeze fresh eggs

I wasn’t born into homesteading or farming. Which means I truly didn’t know what I was missing when it came to growing and raising my own food.

This included what a real egg tasted like. Farm fresh eggs are truly a world apart than what is purchased at the supermarkets here in the US. And for that they should be prized, valued, and enjoyed throughout the year. 

However, Mother Nature and our hens tell us differently. You know, something about the lack of daylight hours and molting season takes away our prized golden eggs. 

Of course, I could add lighting to my coop during the winter months but I don’t. Eh, I allow nature to do nature and let my flocks follow the season’s cycle. 

freezing chicken eggs

In regards to molting, that is going to happen regardless. Again, nature doing nature. But I do offer homemade DIY suet blocks for my flocks to help expedite feather growth. 

So, between the lack of daylight and molting season we run low on eggs. It happens. It’s the natural cycle of life. Which means in order to utilize our farm fresh eggs during the winter months I need to be ahead of the game. 

Hence, the need to preserve the fresh eggs our poultry flock produces before egg production slows down or completely stops. Make sure to inform any customers on how to freeze eggs. This will keep them in stock when there are no eggs to purchase. 

Actually, it is important to share what to expect from farm fresh eggs.

Freezing Fresh Eggs and Other Preserving Methods

Those new to raising poultry often ask, can eggs be frozen? And in short the answer is, absolutely! However, there is a process to achieve this in order to store them long-term. 

Freezing fresh eggs is not limited to chicken eggs. Duck, guinea, turkey, and geese eggs also freeze extremely well. This is exceptional news for those who enjoy baking and are raising waterfowl. What would the holiday baking schedule be like without duck eggs on hand? 

The next question I am often asked, can eggs be frozen if they are purchased from the supermarket. Again, the answer is, yes. 

how to freeze eggs

There are multiple methods for preserving eggs. Dehydrating and freezing fresh eggs are the more common methods. However, there are two other methods which are not quite as popular. 

Water glassing eggs is not a new practice. In fact, this method has been around since the early 1800’s. This practice allows you to preserve eggs in their whole form, shell and all. Which means the options on how to utilize water glass eggs is endless. However, this method is only available for those who raise backyard poultry.

The fourth method for preserving eggs is to freeze dry them. A home freeze dryer is an incredible tool. Expensive, but an incredible tool for preserving food. 

Eggs which are freeze dried maintain their 97% of their nutritional value and they can be stored up to 10 years. The preserving eggs in this manner creates a powder, which is then used for scrambled eggs, quiches, frittatas, and baking. 

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How to Use Preserved Eggs

First and foremost, do not forget you have taken the time to freeze your farm fresh eggs. I say this because it happens to people all.the.time

Freezing fresh eggs allows for them to be prepared in the following way:

  • baked goods
  • scrambled eggs
  • frittatas
  • quiches
  • omelets
  • pancakes, French toast, and baked French toast (you’ll want to come back for this recipe)

Basically, what I am saying is this, use frozen eggs as an ingredient in a recipe which calls for them. Of course, sunny side up eggs are not an option. 

how to freeze chicken eggs

There are multiple options for storing eggs in this manner. Choose the methods which work best for your family.

  1. Individually or two at a time
  2. Egg whites and yolks whisked together
  3. In its natural for, egg white and yolk kept as is
  4. Separately – egg white, egg yolks

Steps for Freezing Chicken Eggs

The steps for freezing chicken eggs is quite simple, and in truth, there are only two. However, pay close attention to how to store them properly to prevent freezer burn.

Also follow these steps for freezing duck eggs. However, keep in mind that 1 duck egg is equivalent to 2 chicken eggs. Make sure when freezing duck eggs you plan accordingly to how they will be used.

Ingredients

  • farm fresh eggs, or supermarket eggs

Equipment

  • immersion blender, or hand whisk
  • wide  mouth mason jar
  • XL silicone ice-cube tray
  • freezer

Instruction

The decision as to whether to freeze a single or double egg cube is up to you. Keep in mind, many recipes call for two eggs as the ingredient. I would highly suggest that you freeze both, single and double egg cubes. 

  1. Wash eggs well, especially if they are farm fresh eggs.
  2. Crack eggs, either one or two, into the wide mouth mason jar
  3. Using either an immersion blender or hand whisk, mix eggs. Whisk the eggs enough to blend the whites and yolks, do not over whisk eggs as this adds air to them.
  4. Pour the whisked eggs into the XL silicone mold. Using a spoon, remove any air-bubbles which are present.
  5. Place into the freeze until the eggs are fully frozen.
  6. Remove eggs from the silicone mold and prepare them for storage.
  7. Using a vacuum sealer, seal 24 egg cubes and store in the freezer for up to 1 year. Please note, determine the best amount to be vacuum sealed based on how often the eggs will be used.

To Use

  1. Pull as many egg cubes needed for cooking. Place them into an appropriate size mason jar (or ziploc bag) and thaw in the refrigerator. Quick thawing is achieved by placing the mason jar (or ziploc bag) in room temperature water until they have completely thawed.
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How to Freeze Fresh Eggs

How to freeze fresh eggs is easy and can be done with two simple steps. Utilize frozen eggs for baking, frittatas, quiches, omelets, and scrambled eggs. Freezing chicken eggs, as well as, freezing duck eggs allows for an endless supply when your flock is taking a holiday from laying.
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Preserving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing chicken eggs, freezing duck eggs, frozen eggs, how to freeze eggs, how to freeze fresh eggs
Servings: 24 Eggs
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • immersion blender, or hand whisk
  • wide mouth mason jar
  • XL silicone ice-cube tray
  • freezer

Ingredients

  • farm fresh eggs or supermarket eggs

Instructions

  • Wash eggs well, especially if they are farm fresh eggs.
  • Crack eggs, either one or two, into the wide mouth mason jar
  • Using either an immersion blender or hand whisk, mix eggs. Whisk the eggs enough to blend the whites and yolks, do not over whisk eggs as this adds air to them.
  • Pour the whisked eggs into the XL silicone mold. Using a spoon, remove any air-bubbles which are present.
  • Place into the freeze until the eggs are fully frozen.
  • Remove eggs from the silicone mold and prepare them for storage.
  • Using a vacuum sealer, seal 24 egg cubes and store in the freezer for up to 1 year. Please note, determine the best amount to be vacuum sealed based on how often the eggs will be used.

Notes

Pull as many egg cubes needed for cooking. Place them into an appropriate size mason jar (or ziplock bag) and thaw in the refrigerator. Quick thawing is achieved by placing the mason jar (or ziplock bag) in room temperature water until they have completely thawed.

As you can tell, the process for freezing chicken eggs and freezing duck eggs is quite easy. From this point you will not have to worry about the lack of eggs from your flock. Allowing them to rest when they need to is part of nature. My advice? Allow them to follow the cues of nature.

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