There’s nothing like having a hardboiled egg before a workout. It gives me energy and is low in fat. I was able to make it a habit for summer vacation. But now that I entered my first job, I hardly have time to boil an egg in the mornings. I don’t want to revert to eating unhealthy food in the morning! I’m wondering if I can freeze hardboiled eggs so I can grab one and go on with my morning.
After doing some research (and trying it out for myself) I found out that egg yolks freeze very well. The egg whites however become tough and rubbery when frozen.
I thought that I couldn’t have frozen egg whites on hand. But then I saw one baker’s advice about putting raw egg whites in an ice tray, and that worked out much better.
Can You Freeze Hard Boiled Eggs?
If the hardboiled eggs still have their shell, they can keep for up to a week. The peeled hardboiled eggs are best eaten the same day they’re boiled.
Freezing raw whole eggs in the shell can help them last for 4-5 weeks after they were packed.
If you want to preserve hardboiled eggs, you can pickle them instead. You can fill up a quart-sized canning jar with about a dozen medium-sized eggs. Pickled eggs can last about 3 to 4 months. It’s recommended to use them by then for best quality.
Hardboiled eggs have vitamin D, which promotes calcium absorption and keeps your bones and teeth strong. The hardboiled egg yolk contains vitamin A, Vitamin B12, B2, phosphorus, and selenium.
Hardboiled egg yolks freeze well, but freezing cooked egg whites make them watery and rubbery. You can, however freeze raw egg whites.
Eggs contain good cholesterol, known as High Density Lipoprotein. It’s a great way to lower heart disease and stroke.
How to Preserve Hard Boiled Eggs?
Making a lot of eggs? Hardboiled eggs are a delicious addition to salads, sandwiches or just eaten by itself. Here are ways to freeze your egg yolks so they don’t dry out, and how to best preserve hardboiled eggs.
- Separate the cooked egg yolk from the hardboiled egg. You can eat the egg white by itself, or add it to a salad or sandwich.
- Before you freeze the egg yolk, you need to add in 1/8 teaspoon of salt or 1 ½ teaspoon of sugar or corn syrup for every ¼ cup of egg yolks. ¼ egg yolks is 4 yolks.
- Label the container with the number of egg yolks, date, and whether you put salt (for savory dishes) or sugar/corn syrup (for desserts or baking.)
If you want to pickle your hardboiled eggs, here are the steps:
- Put your raw eggs in a pot and cover it with cold water.
- Bring this to a boil, then reduce the heat.
- Let your eggs simmer for 12 minutes.
- Drain immediately and allow the eggs to cool in cold water for 5 minutes.
- After they’re completely cool, peel the shell.
- Place your hardboiled eggs in an airtight container and fill it with your pickling liquid.
- The pickling liquid includes vinegar, pickling spices, garlic cloves, onion and other seasonings.
Hard Boiled Egg Recipes
Tuna-stuffed Eggs: a tasty and simple recipe that’s perfect for summer days. Stuffed eggs are quick and easy to make. The tuna is put on top of the egg and decorated with roasted red pepper strips and egg yolk.
Deviled Eggs: Perfect for a side dish or on their own as a snack. It’s a simple recipe that’s filling and complements a BBQ dinner perfectly.
Egg Salad: In just 3 minutes and 2 hardboiled eggs, you can have a great egg salad for sandwiches.
Yes, you can freeze hard-boiled eggs. Just follow the 3 easy steps below to have them ready for your needs anytime: Remove shells from boiled eggs and rinse under water if there is a bit of eggshell left on the eggs. Place peeled eggs in a Ziploc bag or airtight container. Make sure they are tightly packed together so that you only have the number of eggs you need while defrosting. Put your sealed bag(s) inside another freezer-safe plastic bag (to avoid any leaks). Freeze and label your sealed bags with today’s date. Keep frozen until ready to use. You can also choose to freeze hard-boiled egg yolks or whites. I love the convenience of having my eggs already peeled for recipes that call for just egg yolks or whites (no shells to peel).
Let me know how you freeze your hard-boiled eggs and share any tips you have with me in the comment section below. Happy freezing!