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Old 03-01-2013, 09:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have 8 layers and all of them lay almost everyday.  Our family of five can't keep up with eating so many eggs so I have a surplus.  What are good ways to use up eggs?  I just ordered some paper cartons so I can sell a few dozen a week.  I heard you can freeze them too.  Good for baking? 


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I've heard they work well for washing hair....

You can use them to make your own homemade mayonaise. 

 

When we had a surplus of eggs, I always found someone who needed them. A native Spanish speaker who taught at a local school tutored the kids privately in Spanish each week in exchange for eggs. For any of the kids activities, scouting campouts, etc...we were always assigned to bring the eggs. lol I even traded them for weekly cleaning services for a while (oh, those were the days!) 


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i would freeze them for when your hens take a break from laying, or barter with a friend, eggs for babysitting perhaps?

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Pound cake... Use 10-12 eggs, but adjust the sugar and butter so it's not a dessert-type cake. Freeze in slices (bake in bundt or loaf pan) and toast for breakfast or snack. Experiment with different flavorings. eat.gif

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Thanks! All great ideas! What's the best way to freeze them?

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I heard scrambled is the best way to freeze them, but I've never frozen my eggs.  Or seperate them first, then freeze.


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You can freeze pound cake easily.  Carla Emery would recommend making pasta and drying it, but I'm not sure how many eggs that would use up.  Egg whites freeze up well by themselves.  I've heard that you need to add salt to the yolk.  I do know they turn rubbery if you don't.


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I've heard you can freeze whole eggs in ice cube trays...?

 

I was thinking yay! Ice cream & pudding!

 

Our family of 4 ate every egg we got w 8 layers, but we are some breakfast-for-dinner LOVING people! (2 eggs a piece, eggs in the pancake mix, etc)

 

I love the pound cake toast idea-- brilliant!

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I also add an extra egg to whatever I'm baking - if the pizza dough recipe calls for 1, I add 2. When my eggs freeze by accident (in the coop) the yolks are a bit rubbery after defrost.

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We freeze quiche. It doesn't turn out as good when it is unfrozen, but it is good enough for our family to eat (wouldn't serve it for a part or anything though).
 


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Cheesecake does freeze well, however.

 

 

Ooooh, we are going to make this family fat with all these suggestions about what to put in the freezer.... cheesecake, poundcake, ice cream.......


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cheesecake, yum! it's the baby talking, really! LOL

 

Do you pickle eggs? They are very yummy & nutritious. Just google for the billions of recipes out there--- I haven't sifted enough to know what's best yet...

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I've made quiche! Love it! I've been giving two eggs a day now to our puppy also. I ordered some cartons so I can give some away and maybe sell some.

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Pickle them?

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pickled_eggs/

 

Or make tea eggs?

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Are pickled eggs good??

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Pickled eggs are really good!  Beets make a pretty addition, but you are not supposed to keep them longer than 5 weeks when preserving beets and eggs together.  I'm not even sure about plain pickled eggs.  Can those keep, say, in a pantry over the winter?  Anyway, eggs pickled with beets are gorgeous, especially sliced on top of salads.


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Thanks Sweet! I love beets too! Will have to try them smile.gif

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Pickled eggs are so very yummy-- all the many varieties I have tried (one calls for frozen oj!) The non-beet ones are said to be good served on/ in an individual bag of kettle brand potato chips! (Haven't tried this or tea eggs, YET).

 

The "official" info on keeping at room temp, is, DON'T. Official canning expert advice says frig only for <6 mos.

 

Of course very many grammas say they keep them year 'round in the pantry (or at least the now-middle-aged grandchildren say they ate them out of gramma's pantry year round)-- it's a big online debate on some recipe forums. Like any canning, the risk of spoilage or botulism is scary, so I keep mine in the frig. (Mine don't stay around long enough to spoil anyway, tho.)

 

Glad you like quiche-- it is a great way to eat eggs (but is there really a bad way?)

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I have a coconut/tapioca flour raisin bread recipe that uses 32 eggs for 4 loaves of bread.  We use lots of eggs when we make that and the kids love it, especially with honey on top.  PM me if you want the recipe.
 


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We:

 

~eat lots and lots of eggs for breakfast every single day ;)

~sell them to friends and neighbors (who then often bring us all their empty egg cartons from the eggs they've bought at the store)

~give them away as gifts to anyone that happens to help us out in any way (like the family that drives my son to boy scouts all the time, the neighbor who puts up with our dog, the guy that plowed our driveway this winter....)

~we sold them at the farmers market last year (and sold out every time!)

~I pickle them (and can them- they keep indefinitely that way)

~we scramble batches of them, stick them in a Ziploc and freeze them that way (and then scrambled them & ate them all over the winter- they were great!)

~make lots of quiche

~use them for target practice ;)

~use them for binding things like potato pancakes or rice burgers (rice burgers are big hits around here- I take a pot of leftover rice, stir in a big bunch of eggs, add garlic, then fry them in burger shapes, yum!)


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Just coat them in mineral oil and they don't even need to be refrigerated and can last for months. (that doesn't work for store-bought eggs though, those are washed and processed).

I come from farm people and until I moved to the city I had no idea eggs even went in the fridge lol ...I learned that lesson pretty quickly though after leaving several cartons of eggs out on the counter for a week and asking someone "what the $%#& is wrong with the eggs in this city??" They must have thought I was Amish or something lol

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Give them to someone hungry:)
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