Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Yes, you can!

Freeze eggs, that is. And thanks for asking. When young hens are laying a lot -- like an egg a day for four months or so, and you have a number of said young hens, the amount of eggs can exceed your eating capacity unless you are outrageous devotees of meringues, custard, and lemon curd.

They keep very nicely and I've discovered that 6 eggs fills a 12-cube ice cube tray perfectly. Then you pop them out, and put them in a freezer bag, and when you want to cook, you take out two per egg in a recipe and let them thaw (or if you're in a terrible hurry, say your children are perishing form hunger? you can put them right on butter in a hot pan. They melt and cook.)

Muffin tins hold 2 eggs per cup nicely.

Some cookbooks say to add 1/2 teaspoon of salt per egg before freezing for savory, and the same amount of sugar for sweet, but it doesn't really matter. Do it if you're organized or it appeals to you.

Now I'm off to the park and maybe I'll complete yet another diamond on my sweater! Odd, though, now I'm not spinning so much. Go figure.


At 11:33 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Oooohhhhhh, so you OPEN the eggs first. Thanks! Although I am a devoted eater of soft-boiled eggs, I couldn't pull off more than one a day.

Enjoy the park!

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or, um, ice cream. It takes a good quantity of eggs for ice cream. Just so's you know. ;)

Also, I've been known to spend some quality time with my egg separator and freeze the whites separate from the yolks, again in ice cube trays. (Once frozen, you can pop 'em out of the trays and store them in a Ziploc bag.) Whites for meringue, yolks for ice cream and carbonara sauce...

At 5:07 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

What useful random knowledge you have! I will add that to my list of things to freeze in ice cube trays (pesto is another really good one).

Are there any restrictions as to what you can do once they're unfrozen? I mean, are they molecularly altered so that, say, meringue is a bad idea?

At 6:58 PM, Blogger suzee said...

Crafts come in waves. Cycles? Blobs?

I thought everyone knew that. :-)

At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how cool is that.
Now if only the Homeowners Association here could be persuaded that hens are PETS and thus not LIVESTOCK and thus could be allowed to hang out in my back yard...
My dog would go even more insane, but it'd be great to have fresh eggs...


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