Question: HOw long can you keep egg yokes

November 2, 2010


Chris Paulk's picture

Raw egg yolks can usually be stored safely in the fridge (covered) for up to 3 days. If it will be longer than that, consider freezing them. They will become gelatinous in the freezer most often without some preparation.
To freeze them- mix 1/8 teaspoon of salt or 1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar or corn syrup with every four yolks you freeze to inhibit their becoming gelatinous.
I would label them with both the date and what you mixed in with them so that you don't ruin a recipe. They will keep 4-6 months frozen.

Curt's picture

How many yolks are you talking about? I wouldn't monkey around with freezing them. Use them up in the next couple of days. Make some rich scrambled eggs or custard or an old fashioned egg nog.

Chef Thomas Minchella's picture

Try to buy pasteurized egg yolks. They are much safer and last longer

jane mundy's picture

is that a yoke? egg YOLKS can keep refrigerated for several weeks, but advisable to turn them upside down now and again