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Are you a prepper looking to store eggs for the long haul?
Look no further!
We’ve compiled a list of the top 6 ways to preserve eggs, so you can have fresh eggs all year round.
Method 1: Freezing
Freezing eggs is the easiest and most common method for preserving them.
All you need is a large silicone ice-cube tray and a freezer-safe container for storing the frozen eggs.
You can use freezer-safe ziplock bags, but vacuum-sealing them in small bags is preferred to prevent freezer burn.
Method 2: Mineral Oil
Simply rub the outside of each eggshell with slightly warmed mineral oil and place them back in the carton.
Eggs will keep even at room temperature.
Method 3: Drying
Eggs can be safely dried if they are cooked fully before the dehydrating process.
They are best stored in the freezer for long-term storage.
Method 4: Lime Water
This method involves preserving eggs in a solution of lime water.
First, mix 1 ounce of hydrated lime with 1 quart of water.
Then, place clean, fresh farm eggs (not washed) in a jar or other container with a large mouth.
Pour the lime solution over the eggs, making sure they are completely submerged.
These eggs are great for backpacking meals, bug out bags, or for sheltering in place.
Method 5: Room Temperature
If you have fresh farm eggs from your own chickens, you can store them on the counter (without washing!).
The membrane coating on them called “bloom” keeps the egg naturally protected in the nest, and it works on your counter, too!
Simply brush off any debris before placing them on your counter.
Method 6: Cool Temperature
Eggs can be stored for up to two to three months at temperatures no higher than 55°F without doing anything to them.
However, the humidity needs to be close to 75%.
Store them upside down (fat-end up) so the air pocket present in every fresh egg migrates to the fat-end and stays the farthest away from the yolk, which prevents oxidation and keeps the egg fresh for longer.Remember, when storing eggs, it is necessary to store them if you are raising poultry.
Do not get caught wishing you had stored away eggs when they were plentiful.
Get started in preserving eggs now, the days will be getting shorter, and your birds begin molting before you know it.
There you have it, folks!
Six different methods for preserving eggs, each with its own unique benefits.
Whether you’re a prepper or just looking to extend the shelf life of your eggs, these methods are sure to come in handy.
So go ahead and give them a try!