posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 06:46 PM
As backyard chickens are becoming popular and people are having more eggs than needed, has anyone had experience with dehydrating eggs? I've watched
some videos and it seems easy enough. In one video, they put the powdered eggs in small paper bags (lunch bag size cut in half) wrote the date and
"eggs" on the paper bag , then vacuum sealed that. Now you'll have something that should store for years instead of a few months as with the
mineral oil and water glass methods.
The FDA frowns on dehydrating raw eggs as there is chance of trapping bacteria in it. A safer way is to cook the eggs as scrambled eggs and dehydrate
those. People like to use raw eggs because they retain their baking and other culinary qualities where the dehydrated scrambled eggs will loose some
of those. They should taste the same.
Here is what I learned. Scramble the eggs and cook. Place scrambled eggs on fruit leather sheets in dehydrator. Once dehydrated, the eggs will still
be "clumpy". These clumps are where moisture still might he hiding and be a breeding ground for bacteria. Grind these clumpy dehydrated eggs in a
coffee grinder or small food processor until you have a grainy powder. Run this powder through the dehydrator a second time, but only a shorter time
is needed. This should eliminate the moisture and bacteria issues. Save some for your neighbors who havent yet woke up.