Can You Freeze Egg Whites? We Show You How!

Best Way to Freeze Egg Whites

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Can you freeze egg whites? Yes and they hold up really well in the freezer. This is good option to have, especially if you have a recipe that calls for egg yolks alone. Instead of discarding the whites, you can simply freeze them and store them for a later time.

Egg whites are pretty easy to store and the process is very simple. The great thing about egg whites is that you can store them in the freezer for up to 12 months and use them when you need them.

How to Freeze Egg Whites

The whole process is pretty quick and you really don’t need much. The only things you need to have on hand are:

  • Eggs
  • Ice tray
  • Freezer bags

Step 1

The first thing you are going to want to do is separate egg whites from yolk. You can separate the whites from the yolks directly into an ice tray. However, if you haven’t mastered the technique, you could do it in a bowl and then transfer it to the ice tray.

You should use one egg white in one ice cube slot, as that way you can have accurate sizing, if you are doing a recipe that requires one or two egg whites.

Step 2

Once the tray is filled, place in the freezer until the egg whites are solid.

Step 3

Once the egg whites are frozen, you can take them out the tray and place them in a freezer bag or container

Step 4

Label container/bag so you can have an idea when they were placed in the freezer.

How to Thaw Frozen Egg Whites?

If you want to use egg whites in the future, take them out, place in a container and let them defrost inside the fridge.

If you want to get their full volume, once the egg whites have completely thawed out in the fridge, let them sit till they reach room temperature before attempting to whip them.

Storing egg whites in the freezer makes life so much easier. Instead of wasting the whites, you can save them for an egg-white omelet or for use in recipes that only requires the whites.

Jeremy Dixon
 

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