Guide: How To Freeze Fresh Eggs
This Guide: How To Freeze Fresh Eggs is a good way of preserving eggs and egg preservation methods. At one time or another, you may find yourself having more eggs than you know what to do with. Or perhaps eggs go on sale, and you want to stock up to take advantage of the price. With these simple egg preservation methods, you can have plenty of eggs on hand for all sorts of baking ideas when you need them and can take advantage of all those fresh cages free eggs that you get at the farmers market. There are a variety of egg preservation methods that work fine. When it comes to preserving eggs, you don't want to freeze your eggs in the shell because they will crack, and that is when you risk bacterial contamination when you defrost them.
To freeze whole eggs that can later be used for fried eggs and egg sandwiches simply break the eggs into an ice cube tray, a muffin tin or silicone containers that you can find from Ball Canning. Then freeze the eggs, when they are frozen solid, you can pop them out and store them in a freezer in freezer bags or a container that is freezer safe. When you are ready to use the eggs, simply defrost them in the fridge or on top of the kitchen counter. You'll want to be sure and use the eggs right away and only use the eggs recipes that call for the eggs to be fully cooked. Preserving eggs this way will last for about six months in the freezer. There are also egg preservation methods for separated eggs. To freeze egg whites to be later used for recipes like meringues or only whites, you will need to separate each egg and then drop the egg white into a separate container, Freeze the egg white and defrost as you would defrost the whole egg. To freeze egg yolks, separate the eggs and then lightly whisk the yolks. Add a pinch of salt to the whisked egg yolk. Then you can measure out the yolks into tablespoon or larger amounts into the container and freeze.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A. When it comes to purchasing your eggs; it's always a good idea to try and buy eggs that come from happy chickens. What this means is that if possible you purchase eggs that are free range or cage free eggs. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that when eggs are labeled with free range that the egg producers be able to demonstrate that the egg layers have access to time outdoors. While this doesn't specify the exact amount of time that the hens spend outdoors it is a step in the right direction for the health and well being of the hen. Many egg producers label their eggs as cage free eggs in addition to, or instead of, free-range meaning they are not raised in restrictive cages and have better quality of life. Eggs from caged hens mean that the hens spend their lives in a small cage.
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