Have more eggs than you can use? How about milk, butter, or bananas? Freeze them! Here are some guidelines to help you make the most out of your grocery budget by freezing these and other unexpected foods.
Mix the yolks and egg whites together. Then, pour the egg mixture into an ice cube tray, and freeze.
Two cubes is the equivalent of one whole egg.
To prevent thickening, stir in half a teaspoon of salt (or one and a half tablespoons of sugar, if the eggs will be used in desserts) for every one cup of yolks. Then, pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
One cube is the equivalent of two egg yolks.
No special prep is required. Just pour the whites into an ice cube tray, and freeze.
One cube is the equivalent of one egg white.
More Cube Equivalents
2 cubes = 1/4 cup
4 cubes = 1/2 cup
6 cubes = 3/4 cup
8 cubes =1 cup
Using Frozen Eggs
Allow eggs to thaw in the refrigerator for a day before using.
Eggs will keep in the freezer for up to a year.
Store in its original container, but pour out enough milk to allow for expansion – approximately a cup per gallon of milk. Thaw in the refrigerator, and shake well before using.
Store in its original container. Thaw in the refrigerator to use.
Freeze in peel. Then, simply thaw and peel to use in smoothies and breads. Note: the peel will turn black, but that won’t effect the quality of the banana at all.
Wash and chop to desired size. Then, flash freeze on a tray, and transfer to a freezer bag or another air-tight container. To use: add the frozen celery directly to soups or other heated dishes.
Wash thoroughly. Then, freeze whole and unpeeled on a tray. Transfer to freezer bags once fully frozen.
Chop finely. Then, place in an ice cube tray along with a small amount of water. To use: simply drop frozen cubes directly into heated dishes.
Freeze (either in shell or shelled) in a freezer bag or another air-tight container.
Zucchini and Other Squash
Wash and chop to desired size. Then, blanch for three minutes; allow to cool; and freeze in an air-tight container.
Freeze whole or chopped, peeled or unpeeled.