Learning to make your own powdered eggs is a great skill for when you want to store them for the long term. They are also a lightweight and less “sketchy” way of carrying eggs while out hiking or camping. Sure, you could head to the store and purchase powdered eggs but if you have a coop then learning this skill will help to keep those extra eggs you can’t use up straight away.
Method 1 – Cooked Eggs
Start off by scrambling half a dozen eggs in a bowl. You can use a hand mixer if you wish to ensure that they are thoroughly mixed.
Next, cook your eggs in a non-stick pan. When they are done, arrange them on your dehydrator trays. To help with the drying process, break up any larger chunks into smaller pieces. Turn your dehydrator on to around 150F/medium and leave it to work its magic for around 4 hours.
When the eggs are thoroughly dry, put them all into a blender or food processor and grind them until they turn into a powder. There you have powdered eggs!
Method 2 – Raw Eggs
For this method we are going to be using raw eggs instead of cooking them first.
As before, mix half a dozen eggs together in a bowl and then gently pour them onto the jelly roll sheet that came with your dehydrator.
Turn your dehydrator on to around 150F/medium and leave it to work for around 12 hours. Once thoroughly dried, place them into a blender or food processor and grind the eggs into a powder. And again, you have powdered eggs!
How to Reconstitute Powdered Eggs
To reconstitute your powdered eggs, take one heaped tablespoon of powdered eggs and mix with 2 tablespoons of water. Leave it to sit for around 5 minutes. You can then use them as you would a normal egg.
Powdered Egg Shelf-Life
If done correctly, your powdered eggs should last for around a year if kept in an airtight container.