When it comes to preserving homestead staples, there is perhaps none more confusing than the egg. If you spend time researching some of the methods used in the past, you’re likely to question the validity and safety of the vast majority of them.
Thankfully, in this podcast episode, I’m joined by a true expert in egg preservation, Carolyn Thomas of Homesteading Family. In this episode, we cover everything including liming, water glassing, oiling, freeze-drying, freezing, and much more.
We even discuss some out of the ordinary methods like salt curing egg yolks and freezing egg based recipes. Whether you produce eggs on your homestead or purchase them from another source, this episode is sure to provide a ton of value and insure that you’re able to preserve your eggs year round.
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Challenges of finding egg preservation tips for modern times
- How our ancestors preserved farm eggs
- How to decide which preservation method to choose
- Liming eggs vs. water-glassing eggs
- A closer look at the nutritional levels of preserved eggs
- Coating eggs with fat/lard: pros & cons
- Tips for best optimal storage-capabilities of your eggs starting from gathering them at the chicken coop
- Freezing and Freeze-drying eggs: pros & cons
- Dehydrating eggs: pros & cons
- Storing eggs in food recipes: noodles, eggnog, and more
- Salt-curing egg yolks: pros & cons
- Store-bought eggs (in the United States): how to properly store them
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Homesteading School: https://www.schooloftraditionalskills.com/
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- Head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to get complimentary access to my best homestead resources.
More Preservation Tips:
- My course Learn How to Can will help beginners gain confidence in using water-bath canners and pressure canners
- My Heritage Cooking Crash Course will show you how to make heritage foods, including making sausage, cheese, bread, & more.
- How to Dehydrate Eggs (or not)
- How to Freeze Eggs
- Do You Have to Refrigerate Eggs?
- 50+ Ways to Use Extra Eggs