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Why You Might Want To Avoid Freezing Deviled Eggs
By Crystal Antonace
Deviled eggs are a classic hors d'oeuvre at parties and get-togethers, earning their name from the unique spice blend used in the seasoning of the creamy, yolk-based filling inside the egg whites. Since deviled eggs have a shorter shelf-life than regular hard-boiled eggs, they must be stored properly, and there are limits to how they can be frozen.
While it is possible, freezing and thawing hard-cooked egg whites (like those used for deviled eggs) alters their texture and leaves you with a less-than-palatable consistency. However, that signature deviled egg filling freezes quite well — just place it in a plastic storage bag and leave enough air for the contents to expand a bit in the freezer.
Even though hard-boiled eggs are safe to eat for seven days after cooking, it’s recommended that deviled eggs are consumed within three to four days, due to the extensive range of added ingredients and the wide range of perishability. However, fans of deviled eggs shouldn’t worry — your platter of deviled eggs probably won’t even last until the end of the party.