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Title: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Notsonutso on June 04, 2009, 12:46:15 PM

I have looked and looked for powdered eggs.   Walmart laughed at me.  The local chains said there was not enough demand to stock it.  It's been left out of my stockpile for far too long.  Starting to feel the need to get all the loose ends together.  Is it possible to make my own?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Klapton on June 04, 2009, 12:49:55 PM
http://www.ehow.com/how_2304324_make-powdered-eggs.html
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Notsonutso on June 04, 2009, 12:57:44 PM

I never even googled it because I didn't think you could make your own.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Darkwinter on June 04, 2009, 05:47:13 PM
I can usually find these in the organic section of the grocer.  Also, seems like they sell them more durning the holidays . . .must be able to bake something with them. 
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: cohutt on June 04, 2009, 07:13:40 PM
http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/driedmilkandeggs.aspx (http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/driedmilkandeggs.aspx)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Sandman on June 07, 2009, 07:18:11 PM
http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/driedmilkandeggs.aspx (http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/driedmilkandeggs.aspx)
This store looks promising. Any experience with them?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: The Wilderness on June 07, 2009, 07:36:56 PM
http://www.ehow.com/how_2304324_make-powdered-eggs.html


+1 Klapton, I am going to have to try that 

Thank you.

The Wilderness
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: cohutt on June 07, 2009, 07:43:22 PM
This store looks promising. Any experience with them?


nope- just found it and saved it a while back.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Goatdog62 on June 07, 2009, 07:44:52 PM
Yeah, thanks Klapton!


I miss powdered eggs. The Army, especially in my early career days, fed us powdered eggs when in the field almost daily. Guys would bitch but I liked them.

I'm gonna get some and store em, I may not get a chance to raise chickens before SHTF.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Winchester32 on June 07, 2009, 09:45:46 PM
Sounds very easy.  I am going to try this.  I have always ordered from Honeyville before.  They have good stuff and the prices are very fair. 

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: stockpile on June 07, 2009, 10:41:48 PM
I'm gonna have to give Honeyville a try.

I have always ordered from these guys  http://beprepared.com/ (http://beprepared.com/)
No complaints, fast service... good stuff.
Hey nothing wrong with another source to watch for those sales.

Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Winchester32 on June 07, 2009, 10:49:20 PM
I'm gonna have to give Honeyville a try.

I have always ordered from these guys  http://beprepared.com/ (http://beprepared.com/)
No complaints, fast service... good stuff.
Hey nothing wrong with another source to watch for those sales.



About once a month they have a 10% off sale.  You get reminders if you sign up for them.  They also usually ship your entire order anywhere in the US for $4.95. 

They have great freeze dried fruits too.  My kids love the banana chips.   ;)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Sandman on June 07, 2009, 11:50:39 PM
Sounds very easy.  I am going to try this.  I have always ordered from Honeyville before.  They have good stuff and the prices are very fair. 

Thanks!!

I'm going to have to try them out then. They are way cheaper than some of the other places I've researched.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: idahobob on June 08, 2009, 09:21:36 AM
We have been using Honeyville for a couple of years now. Great prices, good product and the $4.99 shipping cannot be beat.

Bob
III
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Notsonutso on June 09, 2009, 08:53:14 AM

Got my powdered eggs yesterday. Came from Honeyville; we ordered through Amazon.  Seemed to be a good price. 
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: khristopher23 on June 14, 2009, 04:41:21 PM
How about an update, anyone tried making them yet?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: sarahluker on August 14, 2009, 08:35:09 PM
If you have Kroger in your area they carry canned powdered eggs.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Goatdog62 on August 29, 2009, 07:18:47 PM
If you have Kroger in your area they carry canned powdered eggs.

Cool! I will look next time I'm home in TN.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Sandman on August 31, 2009, 11:18:43 PM
If you have Kroger in your area they carry canned powdered eggs.
Kroger in my area carries pasteurized died/powdered egg whites, not powdered whole eggs. They are in the baking goods section, close to the powdered milk.

In my area, they cost approximately $10 a can. The cans are called "Just Whites" from Deb El. http://www.debelfoods.com/recipes_justWhites.htm (http://www.debelfoods.com/recipes_justWhites.htm)   Each 8 oz. can contains an equivalent amount of 57 dried egg whites, about the amount of 4.75 dozen eggs. No refrigeration required. Each 1 egg equiv. serving = 2 tsp and provides 3g of protein.

Without the egg yolk, we avoid all the egg's 200mg+ of cholesterol, and all the fat, but we also miss out on slightly less than half of the egg's total protein, and most of it's nutrients, including it's vitamins A, D, & E, as well as it's choline, at the same time.

Unfortunately, there is no expiration or 'best by' date on the can.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Gray Ghost on September 01, 2009, 09:33:40 PM
You could by direct from . If you have a Gander Mountain or a Bass Pro-Outdoor World in your area they sell powdered eggs and a pretty decent line of Mountain House foods and other dried/freeze dried foods. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can find it all on Amazon too.  (http://www.mountainhouse.com/Mountain House[/url)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Gray Ghost on January 19, 2010, 02:53:48 PM
Did anyone ever try the "Just Whites"? I just bought a can. Also has anyone found a place that sells the large quantities of the powdered eggs? I saw that the manufacturer sells it in 50lbs boxes too.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: evilphish on January 19, 2010, 04:23:46 PM
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"Just Whites"

i've used the honeyville powedered egg whites back in my weight lifting days mixed in shakes with skim milk, and whey protein.  they didn't clump up on me,

but i have never tried to reconstitute them and scramble them.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Fat_Man on January 19, 2010, 05:25:37 PM

Here's a video from dehydrate2store.com using Honeyville egg whites

http://dehydrate2store.com/videos/?id=10 (http://dehydrate2store.com/videos/?id=10)

I have used Honeyville a couple of times now. Their products are good and the prices are OK. I have bought green onions and cheese from them. The green onions are great! My uses the cheese, I believe she likes it a lot. I plan to expand my inventory with several of their products including dehydrated whole eggs and their egg whites as well.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: TwoBluesMama on January 19, 2010, 07:06:46 PM
Because we have chickens sometimes we get overwhelmed with eggs for two people so here's what I found to do and it will get you decent powdered eggs.

Whisk or blend eggs to scramble. Fry them in a non-stick pan until just cooked  (we use cast iron) but don't use oil as it will make the eggs go rancid in storage. Pour onto fruit leather tray of dehydrator. Dry at 145 degrees until brittle. When completely dry grind them in a blender or food processor store in glass jars.  To use reconstitute 1:1 ratio - 1 tbsp powdered egg & 1 tbsp cold water & use like a fresh egg.

Note you can just dehydrate them without cooking but it COULD leave you open to salmonella because you are below the 160 degree cooking that kills salmonella.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: OC Celtic Lass on January 19, 2010, 07:11:34 PM
Good thread! Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: phargolf on January 19, 2010, 07:18:22 PM
I have bought from Honeyville for several years, there $4.99 shipping is the best around. The egg products are great. They also have one of the best freeze-dried fruit selections you will find (they have raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches,pineapple, and a few more that i forget ::)). Buy direct from them online and you will save a few bucks also. they have periodical sales where they give 10% off your entire order. Just what an old prepper wants! ;D
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Taylor3006 on January 19, 2010, 10:49:59 PM
If you would rather shop locally, check with a bakery or bakery supply shop in your area. I got mine from a bakery in Mesquite, TX but I had to let them know ahead of time (and pay for them) but it was no hassle. I tried drying my own eggs but really makes a mess. There is not a big savings either so commercial seemed a better idea.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Gray Ghost on January 20, 2010, 10:03:32 AM
i've used the honeyville powedered egg whites back in my weight lifting days mixed in shakes with skim milk, and whey protein. 

I have been using Isopure whey for my workouts for a few years now. When I started prepping an extra 7.5lbs bucket in the pantry and now have it in my cycle of food storage. Figured in a SHTF situation protein of any kind is the most difficult to procure; especially in a large urban environment. Question for you evilphish, why did you mix the egg whites with your whey protein? What was  the benefit?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: LvsChant on January 20, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
Because we have chickens sometimes we get overwhelmed with eggs for two people so here's what I found to do and it will get you decent powdered eggs.

Whisk or blend eggs to scramble. Fry them in a non-stick pan until just cooked  (we use cast iron) but don't use oil as it will make the eggs go rancid in storage. Pour onto fruit leather tray of dehydrator. Dry at 145 degrees until brittle. When completely dry grind them in a blender or food processor store in glass jars.  To use reconstitute 1:1 ratio - 1 tbsp powdered egg & 1 tbsp cold water & use like a fresh egg.

Note you can just dehydrate them without cooking but it COULD leave you open to salmonella because you are below the 160 degree cooking that kills salmonella.


That is really great information! Thanks TBM. We don't have chickens yet, but plan to. I can easily see a situation where we get more eggs than we can keep and would like to store for use during molting season :)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: jasperg357 on March 04, 2010, 08:54:06 PM
Because we have chickens sometimes we get overwhelmed with eggs for two people so here's what I found to do and it will get you decent powdered eggs.

Whisk or blend eggs to scramble. Fry them in a non-stick pan until just cooked  (we use cast iron) but don't use oil as it will make the eggs go rancid in storage. Pour onto fruit leather tray of dehydrator. Dry at 145 degrees until brittle. When completely dry grind them in a blender or food processor store in glass jars.  To use reconstitute 1:1 ratio - 1 tbsp powdered egg & 1 tbsp cold water & use like a fresh egg.

Note you can just dehydrate them without cooking but it COULD leave you open to salmonella because you are below the 160 degree cooking that kills salmonella.




Do you know what the shelf life is on these home made powdered eggs?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: evilphish on March 05, 2010, 06:24:52 AM
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Question for you evilphish, why did you mix the egg whites with your whey protein? What was  the benefit?

cheaper then cassien protein for my evening shakes.  and safer then unpowdered eggs.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on September 10, 2018, 04:14:59 AM
Bumping this up since I had planned to start a thread on this.

We occasionally find ourselves with an abundance of eggs in the frig and I was wondering if anyone here has done this. Apparently so and it seems pretty well discussed. I think I'll have to get some fruit roll sheets for our dehydrator and give it a go. Here is another article from the internet to add to the thread.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/dehydrating-eggs-at-home/

Our dehydrator runs at a constant 165*. It's a Presto also but not digital and no timer. Regret that, should have spend the extra $25.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Carl on September 10, 2018, 05:36:17 AM
 :popcorn:  MMM powdered eggs
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on September 10, 2018, 05:47:15 AM
:popcorn:  MMM powdered eggs

 :sarcasm:
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Carl on September 10, 2018, 06:19:27 AM
  I have never 'made' them ,but I do enjoy the storage and using them.Just like regular eggs with about 2 year shelf life.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on September 10, 2018, 06:22:36 AM
I figure on using them but need a better way to keep them when I got them like this. This looks like the way to do it.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Carl on September 10, 2018, 06:34:50 AM
I figure on using them but need a better way to keep them when I got them like this. This looks like the way to do it.

I also would be tempted with a ready supply ,but feel I can just buy the powdered eggs and saVE A LOT OF BOTHER AND A LITTLE RISK..Sorry ,I hit wrong key,not yelling. I get them when on sale ($16 for 72 eggs) and keep them for a year ,due to sale price as they are 'good' for 2 or so years otherwise.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096I5DJU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on September 10, 2018, 08:29:06 AM
Link shows $27.99. That's $2.33 dz. Not too bad compared to normal fresh egg price around here. I catch them on sale for less than $1 dz. or on coupon for free hence 5 dz. in the frig right now, most free with $20 purchase. Our normal weekly grocery purchase isn't much more than $20.

Sale prices and free coupons is also the way I came up with 100 lbs. of sugar over the last year and half. 60 of those pounds free the remainder $0.99/4 lbs.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Carl on September 10, 2018, 05:16:57 PM
  The Augason dry eggs at $16 or so for 72 is a fair deal and they cook just like 'regular' eggs ,though I prefer the fresh DUCK EGGS from our ducks on the lake as they taste just a bit 'richer' to me...the dried eggs that you add water (or milk) to and cook taste better ,to me,than the already cooked and dried product and it takes so little time to cook a skillet load of them for me and dog.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Citizen Zero on January 17, 2019, 10:16:06 PM
The price is very reasonable for the storage life and convenience, not to mention that they cook up great for scrambles and omelets.

Even after opening the can we have found that they are more than viable in excess of three months in the fridge without any issues (we keep the fridge at just above freezing).

From what I have seen stamped on the cans, Augason dried egg products typically have a shelf life of ten years plus when unopened.

And, the "best by" date is exactly that, a guess imposed by the FDA that states that they have to stamp a label on the can. I have opened and eaten cans of chili and the like that are almost 10 years past their "best by" dates and lived to tell about it ;-)

As always, just my $.02. Think I am broke now.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Stwood on January 18, 2019, 10:06:38 AM
Think I am broke now.


Bought too many dried eggs??  :facepalm:

Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Stwood on January 18, 2019, 10:09:31 AM
Because we have chickens sometimes we get overwhelmed with eggs for two people so here's what I found to do and it will get you decent powdered eggs.

Whisk or blend eggs to scramble. Fry them in a non-stick pan until just cooked  (we use cast iron) but don't use oil as it will make the eggs go rancid in storage. Pour onto fruit leather tray of dehydrator. Dry at 145 degrees until brittle. When completely dry grind them in a blender or food processor store in glass jars.  To use reconstitute 1:1 ratio - 1 tbsp powdered egg & 1 tbsp cold water & use like a fresh egg.

Note you can just dehydrate them without cooking but it COULD leave you open to salmonella because you are below the 160 degree cooking that kills salmonella.


Which brings up a question, is there a salmonella self check any of us could do?
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on January 18, 2019, 11:25:14 AM

Which brings up a question, is there a salmonella self check any of us could do?

Don't know about that but what I have read here indicates 160 degrees for any process, drying, baking, etc. is safest. Maybe 165 is better.

https://www.backwoodshome.com/dehydrating-eggs-at-home/

My little round dehydrator runs at a constant 165 per the manufacturer. Gonna try some soon.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Stwood on January 18, 2019, 02:01:46 PM
Checked ours, and it also goes to 165  8)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on January 19, 2019, 02:21:39 AM
 :clap:  8)
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on January 19, 2019, 05:41:40 AM
I've got two dozen in the dehydrator now. I'm wondering the best or most common way of storing them. Vacuum sealed in a glass jar or in a glass jar with O2 absorber or perhaps do both. I can do any of those.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Stwood on January 19, 2019, 08:37:08 AM
The full pint we did last year was just vacuum packed. Didn't have any absorbers then to use, or I would have. I have absorbers now
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Redman on January 20, 2019, 03:09:28 AM
I got a pint jar and a 4 oz. jar from 2 dz. large store eggs. I learned that the eggs should preferably be room temp when starting so they flow onto the trays evenly. I had thin and thick spots. Took 12 hours until I was happy with the thick spots even after breaking them up some.
Title: Re: Powdered eggs?
Post by: Stwood on January 20, 2019, 10:06:27 AM
 8)