I also buy these when they are on sale and freeze them until needed. They take a few days to defrost in the freezer. I was wondering, has anybody frozen these in ice cube trays that way you can take out what you need the night before and they will defrost faster?
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I've used them recently and while they look odd coming out of the carton (more liquidy than real egg whites) they cook up fine and taste great. I need the convenience of a carton since I use them at work in a microwave (spray a bowl and microwave 3/4 cup, add 1/2 oz part skim mozzarella and add 1-2 tbsp salsa - mmmmm). It works great, and I am not worried about breaking eggs on the way to work (or a coworker breaking my eggs!).
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I love them and use them all the time. The carton should have an expiration date for how long they will be ok if un-opened. I believe I have used them up to a couple weeks (2 weeks) after opening without any issues.
FYI... I use "All Whites Liquid Egg Whites" (they are in a green and white container)
Also, they are pasteurized so you can eat them without cooking them if desired.
I have been using liquid egg whites for a few weeks now, and I think the quality is fine. I've wondered if they are considered okay for clean eating, but I'm like you...I don't want to throw out all of the yolks! I can't remember how long they stay good, but I've never had a carton go bad on me, so it has to be a good couple of weeks after purchase, maybe even longer. (???)
Edited by: DRELYNN at: 1/12/2009 (13:32)
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I used to use them until I figured out how much cheaper it was just to use real eggs and throw out the yokes. Then I got over feeling bad about throwing out the yokes Also, I think they're only good for 7 days once you open the package. I might be wrong about that, but I think I'm correct (it's 7-10 days I'm pretty certain). Just fyi...if you let your egg whites sit in a bowl on your counter for about 10 minutes before you whip them up they'll get a lot more fluffy.
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