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I have 16 eggs to be used by Wednesday. Ideas??

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UnleashTheBaby Mon 01-Sep-14 19:57:00

Just that really! Any bright ideas on how to use them would be great, other than the biggest omelette in the world. Things I can freeze would be particularly good!

My first post in this section, very exciting grin

(Well, for me anyway)

CatKisser Mon 01-Sep-14 19:58:18

How about a nice big quiche? My favourite is feta and red pepper.

Or ham and egg pie?

hallamoo Mon 01-Sep-14 19:59:04

Cake! Lots of cake, then freeze.

LuvDaMorso Mon 01-Sep-14 19:59:38

Why do they have to be used?

Not much help, but I am intrigued.

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 01-Sep-14 20:00:01

They'll last longer than the date on them - do you know the floating egg test? They're fine as long as they sink to the bottom of a cup of water.

But chocolate brownies have lots of eggs in too. Or make and freeze a quiche?

Naoko Mon 01-Sep-14 20:00:18

Is that because the use-by date is Wednesday? Because if that's why I'd say 'don't bother', the use by dates on eggs is a joke. They last weeks longer than that. To test if they're still ok, put them in a jug of water, if they float they're off.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 01-Sep-14 20:00:44

Do you live in Scotland? I believe they could be put to use in the independence campaigns grin

heather1 Mon 01-Sep-14 20:00:46

Frittata, I'm not sure if that can be frozen though. Scrambled eggs on toast every morning for breakfast. You need 2 eggs to make a decent amount of breakfast.
There must be a cake that uses a lot of eggs but nothing springs to mind, maybe brownies.

GiveMeCheesecake Mon 01-Sep-14 20:10:12

I was going to suggest a frittata too. This one uses up 8 eggs and it's delicious. I use salmon trimmings to keep it cheap.

Smoked Salmon & Pea Frittata

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 01-Sep-14 20:10:47

Goodness; they last much longer than the date on the packet! Weeks longer.

Hassled Mon 01-Sep-14 20:12:46

You can freeze the whites - I defrost as required to make pavlovas, meringues etc.

But yes, egg expiry dates mean bugger all, really. You can certainly add a fair while to them.

dementedma Mon 01-Sep-14 20:14:19

Definitely frittata for eating now, or cake for freezing. Lemon drizzle cake is a good one.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 01-Sep-14 20:20:20

Make real egg custard and freeze it for Christmas.

Scrambled eggs on toast (be rude not to)

Chocolate mousse

Egg fried rice (can freeze) and very delicious homemade

Spinach and feta tartlets

I love eggs grin

HermioneWeasley Mon 01-Sep-14 20:21:49

If you separate the whites and yolks they will freeze separately. You can then combine for cooking or use for meringues, custard etc.

UnleashTheBaby Mon 01-Sep-14 20:22:15

Wow thank you, that was quick!!

Um they have to be used by Wednesday as that's the use by date... But I can see I'm clearly being daft and gullible! I never worry about sell by dates on veg and cheese etc, but I guess I'm always really worried about meat and eggs!

Didn't know you could freeze quiche, that's a great idea. Or freezing the whites for meringue. Can you freeze lemon drizzle? Any anyone got a nice recipe?

AlfAlf Mon 01-Sep-14 20:22:17

Lemon meringue pie

UnleashTheBaby Mon 01-Sep-14 20:22:56

Spinach and feta tartlets sound ace

UnleashTheBaby Mon 01-Sep-14 20:23:55

Can you freeze pancakes?

(Sorry if I'm sounding dense. I really am a very basic cook!)

Yes, you can freeze pancakes. I can get through masses by having two a day for breakfast, one hard boiled in my lunchtime salad and a bit of baking, I love eggs and have two neighbours who give me them in return for empty boxes.

slithytove Mon 01-Sep-14 20:26:09

Use by date is balls - do the floating test. I reckon you have at least a week maybe two

Also eggs can be frozen raw, just break them out into an ice cube tray

Make cake sponge, can be frozen
Omelette for dinner
Meringue (whites)
Mayonnaise (yolks)
Custard (yolks)

SuperGlue Mon 01-Sep-14 22:19:08

If I have 6 eggs to use up I make the following 2 dishes:

Sticky onion tart (used yolks)
Hazelnut pavlova (uses the whites)
No waste!

MmeMorrible Mon 01-Sep-14 22:23:51

Pancakes for breakfast, omelettes for lunch!

enriquetheringbearinglizard Mon 01-Sep-14 22:30:20

For clarity the float test = the older the egg the more air permeates shell (or something like that) so if it lies flat in a bowl of water it's fresh, if it tilts a bit but is basically low in the water a little air has entered, but if it floats, then the shell contains more air.
To be sure break an egg into a cup and sniff it before adding to anything and remember a best before date isn't the same as a use by date.

I like baked eggs with spices and chorizo. I make a ramekin of potato rolled in a curry spice mix, cooked peppers, chorizo and cooked onions, sometimes I added chopped corned beef too. Warm through in the oven and when hot make a well in the centre and crack in an egg. Return to oven to bake egg.
You can add things you like e.g. tomato wedges and you can leave out what you don't fancy.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 01-Sep-14 22:31:45

You could help the poster on the other thread who has 200 meringues to make?

LizzieMint Mon 01-Sep-14 22:34:03

Eggs can last for months, ignore the use by date. You can also freeze whole eggs but you need to stabilise them with something - I think if you intend to use in sweet things you add a spoonful of sugar and gently mix up the yolk and white, and for savoury add salt.

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