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Freezing Farm Fresh Eggs for Winter Use

One days collection of eggs in the laundry room sinkI just got done putting 5 dozen raw eggs in the freezer, but let me explain. A few years ago, I also had a glut of summer eggs, so I did some research. Out of the suggestions I found, freezing was the only one that appealed to me. The drawback to this is that they should be scrambled first.

Freezing Farm Fresh Eggs for Winter UseThat first year, I scrambled a bowl full, then divided it up into ice cube trays, based on the average volume of one scrambled egg. All was well until I wanted to remove the frozen egg-cubes from the trays. I wanted to do this for more long term storage. The ice cube trays did not have covers, plus they are not space efficient for very many trays.

What I discovered is that eggs do not freeze as hard as water, nor do they stay frozen well. That may be good news for future baking and cooking, but it meant that in the end I might as well have put the egg mix straight into the freezer bags. There was no way I was ever going to be able to just get one egg-cube from the bag. The good news was that they did indeed cook up just fine.

Various cylindrical containers used to freeze eggs, pre-scrambled.This time around, I decided to freeze them in scrambled quantities commonly used in my kitchen. That meant 4 egg portions for brownies, 6 or 9 egg portions for gourmet baked macaroni and cheese, and 2 egg portions for cookies or egg burritos.

I used a variety of containers, including experimenting with a 1/2 cup glass canning jar because it was sitting on the counter clean. (topped with a Ball plastic lid) I thought about using quart freezer-grade ziplock bags, but didn’t have any on hand. I think I might buy more of the plastic containers for freezing. The screw caps on these work very well. We have used them often for freezing left-over portions of smoothie. (click on any photo to enlarge)

Some basic rectangular freezer containers of different heights.Cracking and beating all 5 dozen eggs only took me about an hour. It was a great way to feel like I was putting some of summer’s bounty by in a shorter time segment. It was also something that didn’t take a lot of preparation and was easy to clean up, so a easy to make fit into a day.

With all the chickens we have working on the yard for us, I am currently collecting anywhere from 15 to 24 eggs a day. Some people are donating money for chicken grain and taking eggs. Once you’ve had a farm fresh egg, you want more!


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