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are the possible ways we'll acquire eggs in Alaska
before we start raising chickens on the ol' homestead:
eggs from big named stores
eggs from local farmer's markets or farms
stuff with the neighbors in exchange for their
dehydrated egg powder from online or off-line
egg substitutes - umm, fake eggs!
it might be more difficult to get fresh eggs
during the snowy times,
we want to have eggs available for omelets
eggs be frozen?
Yes and no.
So here are the basic rules you can use for freezing
your yummy eggs:
eggs in shell
||3 to 5 weeks
not freeze. Instead, beat yolks and whites together;
||2 to 4 days
||2 to 4 days
||Yolks do not freeze well.
egg accidentally frozen in shell
||Use immediately after thawing.
||Keep frozen; then
refrigerate to thaw.
|After thawing, 7 days or refer to “Use-By” date.
|After thawing, 3 days or refer to “Use-By” date.
||Do not freeze.
I don't wanna freeze my real eggs
or my fake eggs! What
can I do???
Here's where it gets interesting. Many folks need raw
eggs for cooking and baking. So what are some possible
ways to store eggs for several months?
Anything from completely covering the egg shells with fat
to vaseline to paraffin to varnish are some possibilities. Here's
one easy way to store raw eggs for
Here's what Wikipedia says about
water glass in
regard to long-term egg storage:
silicate was also used as an egg preservation agent
in the early 20th century with large success. When
fresh eggs are immersed in it, bacteria which cause
the eggs to spoil are kept out and water is kept
in. Eggs can be kept fresh using this method
for up to nine months. When boiling
eggs preserved this way, it is well advised to
pin-prick the egg
to allow steam to escape because the shell is no
says this 1 gallon bucket of water glass will preserve
50 dozen eggs. It costs $19.95,
so that comes out to about .39 cents a dozen.
Here's how "The
Boston Cooking School Cook Book" by Fannie Farmer instructs
on how to preserve eggs for long-term storage with water
like the idea of having water glass (sodium silicate)
in the house because it can be used for a lot of other
different things: dilute water glass for use as a transparent
sealer for cement or concrete floors,
use full strength as an adhesive, dilute for general
What's another long-term egg storage idea?
Preservation With Limewater
wanna keep my eggs for years! Maybe my great,
great, grand kids wanna eat my 100 year old century
eggs. Is this possible?
Here's a recipe I got from Wikipedia. Enjoy the
the homesteader has several options, but I personally
think freezing eggs and using
water glass (sodium silicate) are the best options. It
will sure be nice to eat some delicious eggies
on a cold February morning in Alaska.
Preservation of Eggs
Non-Refrigerated Egg Storage
Silicate on Wikipedia
Silicate at Amazon
Silicate at Lehman's ($19.95 per gallon)
Hydroxide (pickling lime) at Amazon
Please leave a comment if you've ever experimented with long-term
egg storage (either by freezing them or using water glass
or by some other method).
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