We have a simple trick to tell if your eggs have gone bad, and how to use them up before they do! 5 ways to use up eggs that may be nearing their best before dates.
1. Freeze Them
If your eggs are nearing their best-before date, crack each egg into a muffin tin, stir to blend the yolk and the white, and freeze.
Or, separate the yolks and whites before freezing.
To ensure egg yolks don’t turn into gel when freezing beat 4 yolks with 1 ½ tsp. sugar (for a future sweet recipe) or with 1/8 tsp. salt (for savory recipes). Place the eggs in an airtight container in the freezer.
For egg whites simply place each egg in a compartment of an ice cube tray. Place the tray in the freezer for a few hours, then transfer the frozen cubes to an airtight container.
2. Bake Them
Use up the leftover roast vegetables and odds and ends of cheese in your fridge by baking them all into an egg frittata.
Or add your eggs and any vegetables into this quiche recipe.
Looking for something a little different? Try this baked egg recipe.
Or for a great snack that can also be packed for lunch, try these egg muffins. They will store in the fridge for three days or in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.
3. Top Your Stir-Fry
Add a fried egg to the top of your rice dish or stir-fry for a punch of protein and some creamy rich flavours.
5. Separate The Whites And Yolks
Whites can be used to make fat-free meringue or lighten up a cake batter.
Yolks form the basis of creme brulée, hollandaise sauce, homemade mayonnaise and many custards, and they are delicious mixed into mashed potatoes
Did You Know?
To test if an egg is fresh, place it into a glass of water. If it sinks, it’s fresh. If it stays submerged, but doesn’t touch the bottom, it’s older, but still ok to eat. If it floats, discard the egg because it is no longer safe to eat.