Dehydrated Eggs are a great way to preserve eggs if you find yourself with a surplus of them this spring. Learn how to make and use Dehydrated Eggs in your everyday meals.
If you’ve ever owned a flock of chickens you know that even small flocks have a tendency to lay far more eggs than you can ever use during the Spring. Come winter, they’re hardly earning their keep at all.
It’s a frustrating problem and having used my fair share of powdered egg whites during my cake decorating days, I knew that surely eggs could be dehydrated at home, too. It took a long time to finally get up the nerve to try it because eggs have this terrible reputation of being dangerous.
–Learn more about Raising Backyard Chickens.
The bad news is, raw eggs can occasionally be the cause of salmonella outbreaks. The good news is, low levels of heat destroy salmonella and since eggs are dehydrated at a relatively high level of heat (as dehydration goes), they’re perfectly safe!
Now that I’ve finally started dehydrating eggs, I wonder why on earth I waited so long! It’s such a great solution for the glut of eggs we find ourselves with every spring and I can see so many uses for them even beyond that. I can’t wait to try using them in homemade baking mixes and I think they’ll be perfect for taking on camping trips.
— Learn how to make your own Homemade Mixes from Scratch.
How To Make Dehydrated Eggs
How to Dehydrate Eggs:
Crack six eggs into a bowl and beat well. You’ll want to use more than just a fork to really get them broken up well.
— Make sure to save those eggshells! Learn What To Do With Eggshells.
Place a fruit leather sheet onto your dehydrator rack and carefully pour the scrambled eggs into it.
Dehydrate the eggs at 145º for approximately 18 hours.
They’ll look like this when they’re done. Not pretty, but perfectly dehydrated!
Next, gather the dehydrated egg pieces into the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until granulated, or as near to powder as you can get them.
How to Use Dehydrated Eggs
Dehydrated eggs can be used in any recipe that you would normally use eggs in. You can enjoy them scrambled, as an omelet, in a casserole or use them in your baked goods, such as bread and cakes.
When using your dried eggs, use this formula to figure out how much water and egg powder you will need for your recipe.
1 Egg = 1 Tablespoon of Egg Powder + 2 Tablespoons of Water
Add your dried egg powder to your water and let it sit for five minutes before using it. Then use just as you would a fresh egg.
If you’re using your dried eggs in baked goods, you don’t even have to rehydrate them first! Just add the egg powder and water into your bowl when mixing and continue to follow the other recipe directions.
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Have you ever tried to make dehydrated eggs? What do you use them for?
This post on Dehydrating Eggs was originally published on Little House Living in September 2014. It has been updated as of September 2019.