November 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm #256024
I was in the supermarket the other day and saw powdered eggs in the cooking isle. I was wondering if anyone has a eletric dehyrator that has a recipie for drying eggs we are on solar so was thinking of using the solar green house/drier to dry the excess eggs to use in winter. the stupermarket one said one tablespoon powder to three tablespoons water to remix.
Has anyone tried to do this? I will be going of to google it now.November 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm #513594
That would come in handy for the egg glut going on ATMNovember 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm #513595
I found this on a american site. I want to dry stuff as its easier to store when on solar.
“I dehydrate eggs with a Mr. Coffee dehydrator. I do 6 at a time, and use the fruit roll sheet on the top tray. I beat the eggs as if I were going to make an omlette, then freeze them in a glass jar in the freezer overnight.
When I’m ready to dry them, I let them thaw, but not warm to room temp. Freezing seems to speed up the process a little. After about 18 hours of drying, they’re dry and brittle. I powder them with an old coffee grinder, but a blender or food processor will work just as well. The egg powder goes into ziplock baggies, and in the cupboard.
I’ve used eggs that I’ve dehydrated this way for omlettes and cooking, with no problems. To rehydrate for use, I mix two measures of water for each measure of powder.
I have some eggs that were dehyrated over 5 years ago, and stored in the cupboard in a ziplock bag, that are still good to use.
Hope this helps.
— LP, May 10, 1999.”
and this very good site
will try with one egg to start (not today as it is thundering now) and work my way up to see how long and how many the solar can handle.November 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm #513596
Thank you for that information. I find it very interesting and enlightening.November 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm #513597
wow that’s terrific,thanks for the link,it’s now stored in my favourites.November 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm #513598
Oh, neat. I have been wanting to try this and have looked online but not really found anything concise or helpful. Now I have 🙂 so I will be giving that a go in the next few weeks. Thanks for the info!November 7, 2011 at 10:27 am #513599
I watched a Japanese woman make dried egg, she beat the eggs then scramble cooked then on a very low heat on a stove top. Then pushed the egg through a wire sift and cooked again till dry. She then showed herself rolling a rice ball through the dried egg and seaweed mix she made with it. She kept the finished product in an air tight jar.November 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm #513600
Ok so I took pics but am having trouble uploading (our speed has been down of late the wind is blowing in the wrong direction :pinch: ) so I took one freshly laid egg beat it and placed it on a foil tray (in futre I will use a silicon tray) and placed it in the dryer at a steady temp of 59C the egg dried in just over 2 hours.
I did have to stir the thicker areas of egg as it would dry on top but be wet underneath, also I got flaked egg rather than powder as you lose a little egg in each step so I thought if i powdered it i would lose more. it has sat in a zip lock bag for a week now and I am going to wait another week then test to see how well it will rehydrate and make pancakes.
if it works well i might then try it as a dry pancake mix and see how well it rehyrates.
Im useing pancakes as the kids have decided that they are into them at the moment other ideas are a dried muffin mix and cake mix. this is so the teens can just come home and mix say 1 cup of pre mixed with water and cook their own so i dont have to here “whats to eat Im so hungery” anymore 😉
hope to post picks when the wind changes :dry:November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm #513601
Thanks for the update mumof6. Looking forward to the pics. :clap: :tup:
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