Saturday, December 15, 2012

TESTED- Freezing Eggs in Trays

I was in full blown test mode this morning in the kitchen.

The Test:
Will thawed eggs perform well when used as a single ingredient?

The Hypothesis:
Yes, why the heck not?

Please see the original post HERE

The Results:
Two frozen eggs equal one whole egg but
I tried one frozen cube at a time for this test.

I used a small skillet on a gas stove, just under medium heat.
Add a pat of butter to prevent sticking.
I let the egg cook, omelette style, 
turned to cook the other side,
Removed and flipped on the plate.
I did not add filling because I wanted to taste the egg itself.

I prefer a little salt, 
and actually I like plain omelette style eggs.

Alternate Test:
Will thawed eggs scramble well?

Of course.

I added milk and mozzarella cheese to thawed cubes.
I cooked the eggs just under medium heat, 
stirring and turning with a spatula until they reached 
the consistency I prefer.

The eggs were perfectly cooked, cheesy 
and the texture was not changed.

I did not test the egg performance in baking; however, based on these tests my assumption is that as an ingredient they will also perform well.  They do have a bit of salt in them so if your recipe restricts salt quantities you may want to use fresh eggs.

This will be our preferred method of preservation for now. 
I look forward to having our own eggs as we journey through the lean winter months.


LindaG said...

This is great to hear. Thank you!

Nancy C said...

I did this when I had many more chickens. Works great. :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the test results. I will be trying this at home.

Gorges Smythe said...

Congratulations! It's nice when something pans out!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, that's great that it worked out! Next time we have a surplus of eggs I'll give this a try.

Powell River Books said...

If I had lots of eggs I would give this a try. Good for you! - Margy

Sunnybrook Farm said...

This is good to know should our chickens ever lay eggs again but it may be that new chickens will solve the problem. We are waiting for the price of chicken feed to go down some. Your experiment will save us from throwing out eggs that don't sell.

Candy C. said...

Very good info to have, thanks!! :)