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Jul 29, 2008 12:39 PM

Going on vacation, don't want 1 1/2 dozen eggs to waste.

Last Friday I bought 2 dozen eggs for 3 quiches I was going to make for a Sunday brunch. The brunch got cancelled and now I have a bunch of eggs on hand...and I'm leaving for two weeks vacation on Saturday. What can I make that will freeze well or not go bad? Could I just seperate the yolks and whites and freeze for later use? Does quiche freeze well?


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    1. Honestly I wouldn't worry about it too much. The eggs will be good long after you're back!

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      1. re: Blush

        Second that. Eggs actually keep better before they're cooked than after. If it makes you feel better, keep them in the fridge. I don't even do that, and I still happily use them after a couple of weeks.

        1. Make a cheesecake-they freeze well. This one will use up a half a dozen eggs for you!

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                1. re: monavano

                  YUM, what a gorgeous dessert! I guess that is a rasberry sauce. Did you make this glorious object?

                  1. re: chef chicklet

                    Thanks everyone...yes..I can't believe that I made it! The topping is a blackberry sauce:basically a coulis. It came out like a shiny ganache and photographed nicely in the sunshine.

                2. Quiche does freeze well, but I think the eggs will last you through your vacation. I was once trying to purchase 1/2 dozen eggs at the farmer's market when the vendor told me to just buy a dozen as they'll last for about a month.

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                  1. re: Miss Needle

                    Do you freeze the quiche before or after baking?

                    1. re: Flaxen_Vixen

                      I freeze after baking. And then when I want to eat it, defrost and reheat in the oven to regain that nice, toasty crust.

                      1. re: cimui

                        Yup. In fact, I just defrosted a quiche last night and heated it in the oven for dinner. Works beautifully.

                  2. I agree with M.Needle & Blush. Those eggs will be just fine in the fridge. I keep them for weeks and weeks sometimes, and usually buy 2 dozen or more at a time just to save trips to the store.

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                    1. re: k_d

                      Eggs keep for months, if stored properly. You'll be fine. You can separate and freeze, if you're nervous.

                      1. re: k_d

                        I bought a doz eggs last week and the sell by date is Sept 3. Check your sell by date. Most likely they will be fine. When you get back and crack one you will know within seconds if it's bad.