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Old 04-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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I have been reading about powdered eggs - some sites say its unsafe to make without higher end commercial gear, others say its just a matter of making scrambled eggs and putting them in a dehydrator then grinding them with a mortar when dried.

Has anyone made powdered eggs, if so how ?

How was the quality? I keep going back to the days of army eggs - LOVED THEM!!!

Some posts say the dehydrator ones get grainny and wierd textured.
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Making powdered eggs is indeed quite simple. I scramble them (usually 2 dozen at a time) and then cook them over a low fire in a non-stick skillet with no oil. You have to keep sturing them so that they don't stick. Once they are fully cooked, put them in your food dehydrator and it takes less than 24 hours for them to dry. Then, powder them (I use a blender) and store them in an air-tight container. If you do not use any oil in their cooking, they do not need refrigeration, however, my wife insists that we keep them in the frige anyhow. We use them regularly for omlets. 2 dozen fresh eggs will fill a 1lb cottage cheese container. If they get grainy, you are probably cooking them at too high a temperatue, or for too long. Just cook until they are light and fluffy.

When I want to do a larger batch: --- when dried, I put them into quart canning jars, and then use the jar attachment on my "Food Saver" pro model to vaccum seal the jar. Again, so long as you do not use any cooking oil when frying them, they have a very long shelf-life.
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When using that method, how is the texture? Is it very grainy when you make scambled eggs, or are they close to normal texture and taste?
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Where can you buy them?
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I have never had powdered eggs. How do you use them? It sounds like a great idea!

And how long can you store them?

what a neat idea!!
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http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/...dered-eggs.htm.

Check out this web site. They give 2 methods of making powdered eggs. I've only used one.
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Proper powdered eggs are raw, spray dried. You can dehydrate scrambled eggs, but dried scrambled eggs is what you'll get. It won't turn out like regular powdered eggs when you cook it.
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