Frozen eggs in any form need to be fully thawed to be used and can only be eaten in thoroughly cooked dishes. Never cook eggs directly from frozen. To defrost, move the egg from the freezer to the refrigerator to be stored overnight, this will help to avoid any exposure to bacteria.



What is the safest way to freeze eggs?

Break and separate the eggs, one at a time, making sure that no yolk gets in the whites. Pour the whites into freezer containers, seal tightly, label with the number of egg whites and the date, and freeze. For faster thawing and easier measuring, first freeze each white in a standard ice cube tray.

Is freezing eggs then cooking them safe?

Egg whites and yolks can be separated and frozen individually. Raw eggs can be frozen for up to 1 year, while cooked egg dishes should only be frozen for up to 2–3 months.

Can you freeze eggs in the shell and then cook them?

Yes, you can!

And they taste darn near the same after they have thawed too. You can fry them, bake with them or add them to casseroles or other recipes even after they have been frozen and thawed.

How do you freeze raw eggs for later use?

Raw whole eggs can be frozen by whisking together the yolk and white. Egg whites and yolks can be separated and frozen individually. Raw eggs can be frozen for up to 1 year, while cooked egg dishes should only be frozen for up to 2–3 months.

How long do cooked eggs last when frozen?

While you can freeze cooked eggs for up to a year, we find they taste best within three to six months of the freezing date. Learn more about freezing food from our Test Kitchen. Can You Freeze Hard-Cooked Eggs?

Do you have to defrost eggs before cooking?

Raw eggs can be frozen for up to 1 year, while cooked egg dishes should only be frozen for up to 2–3 months. Both raw and cooked eggs should be thawed and then fully cooked to 160°F (71°C) before eating to reduce the risk of foodborne illness ( 2 ).

Can you freeze cooked eggs with seasonings?

Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and seal, or use an ice cube tray (before transferring to a freezer bag). Label the container or bag with the number of eggs, the date, the seasonings you added, and freeze for up to a year.