My eggs were in the back of the refrigerator and some of them froze. Should I toss them?
September 25, 2014

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If the eggs have broken through their shells during freezing, they should be discarded. Nobody likes to waste food, but it’s just not worth the risk. If the shells are still intact, the eggs can be thawed in the refrigerator and used in a thoroughly cooked dish such as scrambled eggs or hard-cooked eggs. Just make sure they’re cooked to at least 160 °F. Other uses are limited because once frozen, the consistency of the yolk changes from liquid to solid (much like a hard rubber ball) and becomes lumpy.