Can you freeze egg salad? Let’s find Out
I don’t know what comes to mind when you hear the word salad, but for me I know my taste buds react!
I Love salads!
Fruit salad laced with Mayo happens to be my favorite then there’s potato salad and then egg salad.
The Mayo fruit salad is one of the first salads I learnt how to prepare and I immediately fell in love with it.
I simply love it! Very easy to do, and it requires very few ingredients.
Honestly I loved the Mayo from that moment and kept experimenting with the mayonnaise fruit salad, potato salad the list is simply endless.
We all love egg salad but for how long can we store it?
Is freezing it safe?
What about keeping it at room temperature? Well, Lets find out.
For egg salad all you need is hard boiled eggs the number depends on how many people you’ll be serving, Mayo, salt and pepper to taste. But, we have a slight problem when it comes to egg salads and salads as a whole. Most especially one with mayonnaise in it.
In a case where you’ve prepared too much salad what do you do? I tried freezing the mayonnaise fruit salad and trust me, it didn’t go so well.
How long does egg salad last?
Let’s answer the question, how long does egg salad last? If you’ve prepared so Much that some is left, what do you do with it?
In the fridge it will take three to five days, at room temperature barely twenty four hours in the freezer it will take a week. So I’m going to tell you why you shouldn’t even try freezing or refrigerating egg salad.
Because if you decide to freeze it then the taste will not be as fresh as it was when you had made it. When it thaws after freezing it the Mayo disintegrates thus affecting its taste. Technically you can freeze it but it will lose its original taste.
This is why, mayonnaise doesn’t hold so well in cold temperatures. When frozen it’s going to be just fine but after it thaws then the solution disintegrates and it’s no longer good for dressing.
In your egg salad the mayonnaise is a center ingredient so when that happens to it, the egg salad will definitely lose its taste.
Also when you’re freezing it you should consider the temperature you’re freeing it at. Because Eggs on the other hand go bad really fast.
Have you ever used an egg whose shell was cracked even a little? That egg is without a doubt spoilt. When you make the egg salad you’ll remove the shell won’t you? The egg salad thus becomes more susceptible to bacteria attacks and will end up spoilt even in the freezer.
What’s worse is if you leave it outside in the open for a whole day then you’ll have to dispose of it. This is why egg salad doesn’t hold so well in the freezer.
If you have frozen the egg salad, or if you have to freeze it you should store it in an airtight container first and consume it within three to five days if storage. If you store it for more than five days make sure you dispose it before it becomes a classic case of food poisoning.
If you’re a newbie you are probably wondering what the identifying mark is in spoilt egg salad. Rather mayonnaise salads have a very distinct smell when it spoils. The odor! Just smell it and you’ll know what’s fresh and what’s not.
For those of you who have no idea how to prepare the egg salad… Here’s a recipe for you; what you’ll need is; Hard boiled eggs and Mayonnaise and Salt and Pepper and mustard and a Vegetable of your choice.
Method of preparation
Since you already have the boiled eggs, you’ll wait for them to cool then peel off the shell thereafter you’ll dice them and smash them into powdery form,
You’ll add the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly after that is when you’ll add it to the mashed boiled eggs but If you prefer cold egg salad you can cool it for a while in the freezer then serve as desired but If at any point you have to freeze your salad, you can do it but make sure it’s in an airtight container and you should consume it within five days.
Either way it is going to lose its creamy consistency and its fresh taste. I hope you enjoy your salad.
One other thing that you need to consider is how you store your egg salad when freezing it. But no matter how well you store it the taste still won’t be as fresh as when you’d just prepared it.
So the next time you’re left with so much salad ease share it with your neighbors or you can as well throw a party for your pets! Isn’t that a great idea?
No matter how much salad you’re left with make sure you’re absolutely full before deciding to store it because that original taste is hard to find after it has thawed.
Make your salad very tasty mix it with vegetables to make it tastier which is going to make you more appetizer to eat it.
Enjoy your salad!