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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:40 pm 
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:help: I have eggs coming out my ears at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas for preserving eggs? I have been setting eggs so have plenty of chicks. My mum used something called water glass, does anyone have any idea where I can purchase some. I'm in North Queensland. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers Phalara


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 Post subject: Re: Help preserving eggs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:56 pm 
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I know a lady who pickles eggs I don't know how, she did say something about vinegar, I think you'd have to taste some before you bothered tho as she also said it takes 6 months. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Help preserving eggs
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Hi Frawley, I have been pickling some they are yummy. I am looking for a way to preserve some for cooking etc when the girls go on strike. Cheers Phalara.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:34 pm 
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You can separate whites and yolks and freeze them individually.

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this is what turned up when i googled

http://www.google.com.au/search?sourcei ... rving+eggs

many different suggestions here
hope some of them can be of assistance to you :catch:

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Can you sell any to friends.

My friends love our eggs and are constantly asking if we have extra eggs!

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 Post subject: Re: Help preserving eggs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:57 pm 
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Thanks all for the tips. Most of the people around here have chooks of their own. I did find some great ideas on the google site. My problem with freezing is space, we only have a small gas fridge (no mains power) so freezing is not an option. Thanks again everybody. Cheers phalara


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I just hung up the phone from talking with my mum before jumping on the net- and we had just been talking about preserving eggs!

Never heard of it before, and the topic comes up twice in a day.

She was telling me that her mother used to rub something on them so she could use them over winter when the girls werent laying.
Unfortunately I dont know what it was, but im sure there could be some mention of it in some kind of historical web page as it was 60 years ago that my Nanna would have been doing it.

I will ask my mum more next time we speak and see if i can find out more.

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I am sure I read somewhere about waxing the egg......

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You can wax and yes, waterglass (isinglass?) was an old method and one of these moments I'll remember what the heck it IS ...

Paraffin will do it as well. Jackie French's book has some methods for preserving eggs.


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The idea is that if you wash eggs, or as eggs age naturally the protective coating on the shell is lost - so that coating is replaced with oil or wax to plug the pores of the shell.

see: http://www.eggcartons.com/product-exec/product_id/173/nm/Egg_Oil_Food_Grade_Mineral_Oil_EGGOIL

I have wooden packing crates in the shed that came from an expedition down to Antarctica that are clearly labled "Oiled eggs - do not refrigerate".


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 Post subject: Re: Help preserving eggs
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If you go to Chinese supermarkets, you’ll find salted eggs and century eggs, these are basically preserved eggs which survived into modern Chinese’s cuisine as a delicacy rather then necessity. If you’ve had conji (rice porridge) at yum cha, you would have at least tasted century eggs ..

I like salty food, so I like salted eggs and have done them myself and they are pretty easy to do. (I know too much salt’s not good for you… :confused: just as too much of anything) Just find a glass jar with lid, you can sterilise the jar if you like but I don’t think many things can survive in saturated salt brine. Put eggs you would like to preserve in the jar. Put some water to the boil in a pot, pour rock /sea salt in the pot until the water’s saturated and can’t dissolve any more salt (table salt doesn’t dissolve as well so you don’t actually end up with a saturated brine). Wait til the brine’s cool before pouring into the jar with eggs; make sure all the eggs are submerged in the solution when closing the lid. You may need to put something extra under the lid because the eggs will float in the brine.

You can use these eggs in about a month’s time ~ try googling for recipes or other ways to do it ~ they traditionally use duck eggs to preserve because the yolk’s bigger, and they use the yolks in more recipes then the whites. e.g. mooncake

I just hard boil them and eat them with rice, slice into salad or instead of putting salt to season a clear broth soup, I just crack a salted egg. You’ll need to like salty food to appreciate it though…


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