- 1 quart of distilled or spring water
- 1 ounce pickling lime
- unwashed, clean, farm fresh eggs
- Choose an airtight storage container with a cover for long-term storage of eggs.
- Mix a solution of 1-quart water with 1 ounce of pickling lime. Multiply as needed to fill the jar approximately halfway.
- Stir the pickling lime until dissolved.
- Add clean, unwashed eggs with the point down.
- Store in a cool, dry place for up to 2 years.
- To use eggs, remove eggs from the solution using a slotted spoon. Rinse well and use eggs normally.
For the gallon jar, I recommend 2 quarts of water mixed with 2 ounces of pickling lime. My jar was overly full with 3 quarts of water. If additional solution is needed, it can be added at the end.
Some homesteaders recommend adding eggs first and pouring the mixed solution over the top. I was unable to do this because I added the eggs slowly over time.
While the eggs can be preserved for up to 2 years, I found the quality of the eggs did not meet my expectations after 9 months. See the full post and video updates to get all the details.