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Thursday, August 19, 2010

You Can Freeze Eggs!

As many of you know Jason (my husband) and I buy all our meat and dairy from a local Free Range Farm. The only downside is since the eggs are fresh we need to eat them in 30 days. This poses a problem some months as its only the two of us and we usually create dishes using eggs just to avoid wasting them. However; I just stumbled across this tip in the new Weight Watchers magazine and I thought I would share!

You Can Freeze Eggs!
Eggs about to expire? First check the carton: Chilled eggs will keep 4 to 5 weeks beyond the package date (or about 3 weeks after you bring them home). Time's about up? Don't toss them- beat them and freeze them. Frozen eggs will keep up to 1 year, making them your go-to staple for breakfast and more. Here's what you need to know:
  • Crack Eggs into a bowl; beat with a whisk just until blended.
  • Pour Beaten Eggs into freezer containers, leaving 1/4 inch headspace (to allow for expansion during freezing).
  • Seal Containers and attach label detailing the number of eggs and date. Freeze.
  • Thaw Eggs in refrigerator overnight
  • Choose Dishes in which thoroughly cooked eggs are called for, such as scrambled eggs, frittatas, and baked casseroles. Use thawed eggs immediately.

Also another great tip for hardboiled eggs: Boil eggs in salted water so that once hard cooked, they will peel more easily.

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