Yakima Wants To Know Can You Freeze Eggs to Save Money?
If you love eggs you've probably noticed a shortage of eggs at your local grocery store. You've probably also noticed the soaring prices. The Consumer Price Index shows over the last year egg prices have gone up 60% nationwide. Many stores in Yakima are now limiting customers to two cartons each.
Will the eggs lose taste if frozen?
So how can you save money? You can simply freeze your eggs and they won't lose the taste. According to the website happymoneysaver.com you can use them in a variety of ways including frying them even after they have been frozen and thawed to eat.
Freezing your eggs will no doubt save you money allowing you to purchase eggs on sale and then storing them for a future date. Freezing eggs mean you always have them available plus you'll save space in the refrigerator.
You can use a muffin tin to freeze the eggs
Officials at happymoneysaver.com say use a muffin tin to place the eggs in before freezing. Cover and freeze. Once frozen you can transfer the eggs to a container or freezer bag. Then they say "egg yolks have a gelatinous property in them that will thicken when frozen. By adding in salt or sugar before freezing, it will stop it from happening."
They recommend adding in "1 teaspoon of salt per cup of eggs for eggs that will be used for savory items like scrambled eggs, omelets or souffles.
Don't forget to label your eggs with a date when freezing
Add in 1 teaspoon of sugar per cup of eggs for eggs that will be used for cake, desserts or sweet items."
You'll need to label your eggs with a date and maybe the amount of eggs in the container.
Frozen eggs can keep for up to 1 year.
How do you thaw the eggs?
Officials say thaw in a container in the refrigerator overnight.