Can You Freeze Deviled Eggs

Can You Freeze Deviled Eggs
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Do you love deviled eggs? Want to save some time and make a big batch ahead of the big dinner party you will be having, but have no way to store them? Your neighbor suggested that you freeze them and thaw them out later, but is that even a good idea? The answer is a BIG NO, don’t try to do whole deviled eggs, but the filling will freeze with no problems.

Below, I am going to highlight what you will need to do if you are looking at freezing deviled eggs. It is just a quick guide that will look at what options are available to you.

The Freezing Process

Deviled eggs are one of those foods that do not last a long time once they are served. Everyone simply loves them, as they are really an amazing gastronomical treat. So when it comes to freezing them whether to store and enjoy at later or date, or to save time for a party or dinner; it generally isn’t a good idea. Eggs do not hold up well in the freezer and if you were trying to save them for later, when it comes time to eat them, you might as well be prepared to throw them in the garbage. Frozen eggs when thawed come out very rubbery, slimy and just plain disgusting. They are not palatable and that is why it is not a good idea to try freezing the whole egg.

However, you can freeze the filling for deviled eggs with no problems. So what you find is people just boil a fresh set of eggs, defrost the filling and refill the eggs. While it would be great if you could freeze them, you are still able to save yourself some time as you don’t have to do everything from scratch.

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How to Freeze Deviled Eggs?

Once you are planning on freeze in the filling for the deviled eggs, then the process is pretty simple I will only take a couple of minutes to do.

Step 1

You are going to want to make the filling for the deviled eggs from scratch.

Step 2

Once that is finished, you are going to take the filling and place it inside of a freezer bag.

Step 3

If you are going to be keeping it inside of the freezer for a couple of weeks, you can give the freezer bag some added protection by wrapping it in aluminum foil.

Step 4

As an extra step of protection, you can take the original freezer bag with the filling and place it inside of another heavy-duty bag. It is a good idea to squeeze out as much air as possible, before sealing it off.

Step 5

Always label your bags, just so you have an idea of how long they have been sitting in the freezer.

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Thawing and Reheating

If you have frozen the filling for the deviled eggs, you are going to want to let them sit and defrost when you are ready to use them. This is not a very difficult process and all you have to do is let it sit overnight in the refrigerator until it is fully thawed out. You can now use the filling and squeeze it into the fresh hard-boiled eggs that you are going to be using, as I already explained above, freezing eggs is just not a good idea. You are looking for more headaches and disgusting tasting eggs.

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