Dehydrated eggs are a foodstuff used in cooking and baking. They are exactly what their name suggests, and they’re essentially eggs that have had all of the moisture drawn out of them.
Dehydrated eggs can be stored for many years (when sealed in the right packaging) without going moldy or going stale. They act in just the same way as normal eggs do when they’re mixed with other ingredients, and many people use them to make omelets, quiches, cakes, and scrambled egg dishes.
For those that keep chickens, you may have experienced periods of extreme productivity, when you’re overrun with hens laying constantly, and end up trying to give eggs away to other people.
With a food dehydrator, you can store those eggs away in their dried form to be used at a later date instead. Also, you may find powdered eggs much easier to use in cooking than fresh ones – after all. They can be messy. For these reasons and many more, we’re going to show you how to dehydrate eggs.
- You will need:
- One bowl
- One whisk or fork
- One food dehydrator
- (at least) 1 fruit leather tray
How to Dehydrate Eggs At Home
Firstly, break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them until they’re well beaten. You can separate the whites from the yolks and just dry the whites if you want a low-fat option. You then need to ensure that any bacteria is killed off, so fry in a non-stick frying pan (without any oil or butter) for a short time and on medium to high heat. We find that dehydrating eggs is easier when you scramble this mixture (but don’t add milk!).
Simply pour the mixture onto your dehydrator’s fruit leather tray and turn the appliance on. If you can set the temperature, choose anywhere between 140 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. You should dehydrate eggs until the mixture has gone hard, and then break it up or put it in a blender to make powder.
The final step in dehydrating eggs is choosing how and where to store them. They need to be in airtight containers, so Tupperware boxes with clip-down lids are good, zip-lock bags will also work, and glass jars with seals around these lids are also great.
So there you have it, your guide to dehydrating eggs! As you may have seen throughout our website, there are many uses for a food dehydrator, and drying eggs is amongst one of the best. Please make sure to soak and wash your fruit leather tray well before using it again for a different purpose.