Can We Freeze Hard Boiled Eggs?

Key Takeaways

1. Learn the art of freezing hard-boiled eggs, preserving yolks for up to 6 months while avoiding the rubbery texture of frozen egg whites.

2. Explore quick boiling techniques, timing guides for creamy or firm yolks, and creative recipes for utilizing boiled eggs in sandwiches, salads, and more.

3. Unveil the secrets of preserving boiled eggs, understanding shelf life at room temperature (24 hours), and making the most out of your egg creations before they go bad.

4. Get answers to common questions like freezing raw eggs for future use, detecting rotten eggs by smell, and insights into the versatility of boiled eggs in various dishes.

Eggs are something that is always there for you in your hour of a rush. They are not only something you can easily have for dinner but they are far healthier than we think. Eggs are a great source of nutrients especially proteins.

So if you want a protein diet, hard-boiled eggs are always there to help. They do not take much time to boil. But people often want to cook and safe food for a quicker availability, same goes for boiled eggs too. You might have thought about boiling the eggs together and freeze them for later use.

But Can You Freeze The Hard-Boiled Egg?

Well to give it a quick review, you can easily freeze the egg yolks and they will be fit to use later but as for the egg white. You cannot freeze it. After freezing it will become rubbery and will not be good to eat.

Stay with me and we’ll cover everything you should know about hard-boiled eggs.

Timings To Boil An Egg Hard Or Soft:

Well boiling an egg is not rocket science but some of you might find it hard to know about the timings to give your egg to boil.

Let’s move through the boiling process quickly and briefly:

  1. Put your eggs carefully in a pan, unboiled eggs are very delicate so you need to be careful with them.
  2. Fill the pan with water about an inch more than the eggs.
  3. Cover the pan and put it to boil.
  4. When the water starts rolling boil note the time and reduces the flame a bit.
  5. For a creamy yolk, boil for 6 to 7 minutes from here.
  6. From a firm yolk, boil for approximately 9 minutes.
  7. Turn of the flame, uncover and let them cool.

And your boiled eggs are ready to eat them right away with some salt and pepper or to make something out of it or to store the yolks.

Methods to Boil Eggs:

Well, this is not the only way to boil. Some people use the steamer, some use crock pots or into pots. So there are many ways not just putting them in the pan and bring them to boil.

While talking about pan and boiling some people also boil eggs by making the water rolling boil without a cover and then turn off the flame and let the eggs sit in for 10 to 15 minutes.

What to Make Out Of Boiled Eggs?

Boiled eggs can be used in very versatile ways. You can make a lot out of them. You can also put them up in the fridge for a week at least before they are gone bad. Make something yummy out of it before they rot. So the things you can make out of boiled eggs are:

  • Egg sandwiches
  • Salad toppings
  • Deviled eggs
  • Potato and egg salad
  • Avocado and egg salad
  • Pickled eggs
  • Keto egg salad
  • You can simply add the slices in your burgers or slices.

The list doesn’t end here. There are a lot of other options. This was just to give you an idea of what you can make out of the boiled eggs.

Freezing Boiled Eggs:

Now that we have seen all about the boiling process and uses lets come to the topic that what to do if we want to freeze the eggs.

You can put the eggs in the fridge for up to a week but if you are freeing then first make them hard boil

Then take their yolk out. You can only freeze the yolk, the white of the egg will not be good to eat after freezing as it will turn rubbery.

Place the egg yolk in a freezer friendly box or jar.

You can store up to 6 months.

Fun Fact:

Peeling the egg will not shorten its shelf life, unpeeled eggs will not stay longer than the peeled ones.

Well, I am talking about the boiled ones.


Can I freeze raw eggs?

Yes, if you feel like you have eggs more than you need and you want scrambled eggs later on. The best way is to break the shell, blend them, and freeze them. Three tablespoons will be equal to one egg after thawing.

How to tell if the eggs are rotten?

Believe me, your nose knows the best. If the eggs are rotten the first thing that will confirm you that is the smell.

For how long can I keep the boiled eggs?

If you are keeping it at room temperature, the most you can keep them is 24 hours. Make sure to not leave it on the shelf for more than that.