How to Make Powdered Eggs

Modern Day Redneck
By Modern Day Redneck March 24, 2015 20:52

How to Make Powdered Eggs

Editor’s Note: Powdered Eggs are cheap, lightweight, nutritious and can last up to 10 years without refrigeration. If it weren’t for their lack of Vitamin C, (nutritionally) a person could basically subsist for years only on powdered eggs.

Powdered eggs should be stored in the absence of oxygen and humidity (vacuum sealed) and placed in a cool dark place. Once a container of powdered eggs has been opened, the shelf life is comparable to any other dehydrated dairy product (approx. one month).

They can be used in baked goods just like normal eggs or reconstituted and made into fluffy scrambled eggs. To reconstitute one egg (for example) mix 1 heaping Tablespoon Powder with one Tablespoon cold water and one Tablespoon Milk (water – if you don’t have milk). Then you put it in the blender for a few seconds, and cook as you usually do. This procedure takes most of the grainy out.

But you don’t have to be a prepper to make powdered eggs. For instance, if you’ve got a chicken coop and you have too many eggs at a time, powdering the extra eggs would be an excellent option. When the hens are not laying, the stored powder will be useful.

By Jerry from Modern Day Redneck

At last it is done. I am not ashamed I had to take the advise of my Mom but in the end, I now have my own Powdered Eggs.

To start off I will tell you what I was doing wrong,

  1. My first batch never dried and came out just oily clumps of nasty eggs because I used butter in the pan and added all the seasonings.
  2. The second batch turned into little rubber balls because I used the oven to dry them and set it on too low of a temp for way too long.
  3. The third batch never dried even after two days because I was using the wrong kind of Dehydrator. It did not have a fan in it.
  4. The fourth batch I went back to using the old 1970’s model dehydrator but they never dried all the way because my pieces were too big.
  5. This is the batch Momma told me how to do it and they came out just fine. Here is what I did.
  • Without using anything in the nonstick pan, I cooked the scrambled eggs until all visible moisture was gone and then a little more. During the cooking process I chopped the eggs up as small as I could so the heat would cook the moisture out.

1 powdered eggs diy

  • Then I put all the eggs into a food processor and chopped them as small as they would go.This is one of the steps I did not do before.

2 homemade powdered eggs

  • Right out of the food processor and right on the dehydrator tray they went.

3 how to make powdered eggs

  • I spread the cooked and finely chopped eggs evenly all over the tray. Eighteen eggs should fill up two trays.

4 making powdered eggs

  • The dehydrator was set on 145 degrees overnight.The end result was crispy burnt orange egg crumbles.

5 powdered eggs

  • A Christmas gift from years ago finally came to use. It worked fantastic on grinding the eggs into a powder. My mom uses her grain mill and says it works even better.

6 powdered eggs dehydrator

It looks just like corn meal when it’s all said and done. All eighteen eggs did not even fill up a pint sized mason jar.

I will vacuum the jar lids to the jar and label the top with the date. All I can say is that it is about time I got it.

7 homemade dyi powdered eggs

About the Author: Jerry is a middle aged Redneck that had to start life over at 40. He says “This time I’m going to get it right!”. Please visit his blog at Modern Day Redneck

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By Modern Day Redneck March 24, 2015 20:52
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  1. Sturgeon3736 March 24, 21:32

    What did you use to vacuum the tops of the jars?

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  2. HarrySachs March 25, 01:52

    Thanks for the info!

    Just a couple spelling mistakes.

    “The forth batch I went back…” ‘fourth is spelt wrong’


    “It looks just like corn mill when it’s all said and done.”

    Its called corn ‘meal’ not mill

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    • C. Davis March 30, 20:41

      Corrected! Thanks Harry!

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    • DG-WTF September 20, 18:00

      Don’t be so ANAL – you know what was meant

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    • Missy September 23, 14:41

      “spelt” is a grain. He “spelled” the word(s) wrong. The point of the article is how to make powdered eggs and not whether or not he knows how to spell.

      Thanks, Jerry, for the article. I have some extra eggs and am going to try your technique. I bet it will all turn out great!

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      • Calvo V October 29, 01:21

        “Spelled” is correct in the US and maybe in some areas of Canada. Perhaps a few other places might also use “spelled”. Other parts of the English speaking world, where they have spelt things for years, would spell the past tense of spell as spelt.

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    • Zou Yang September 19, 19:37

      Ewe question weather she went back and/or forth four fore times?

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  4. mjo June 29, 02:35

    You said you dehydrated overnight, but not what time you started dehydrating…in the morning, 9 pm? Just looking for total dehydrating time:)

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  5. the redneck prepper November 26, 01:47

    this is all good for cooking but to make bacon and eggs I have tryed and is not what you would expect ! Note prep accordingly per meal !

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  6. suzyq June 13, 15:23

    This is basically how I have been storing my excess eggs for a few years now, with a couple of changes.
    1. First I put the eggs in my big blender and then BAKE them. No butter in the pan. I use the parchment paper liner to keep cleanup easy. (big time saver over cooking on the stove)
    2. I have Excalibur dehydrator and dry on 145 degrees for 16 or so hours. I break the baked scrambled eggs into small pieces onto the trays (using the tray liners). After dehydrating, the eggs are a yellow with some grayish tinge.
    3. Then I put the eggs back into the big blender (I have a Ninja with the extra blades) and grind them to fine powder.
    4. Then I place the eggs in the vacuum seal bags and seal them with vacuum sealer. This takes up less room in my storage area than the jars.
    I usually do 7 dozen eggs at 1 time. About 1 cup of final product is 1 dozen eggs.
    My thinking is that in a shtf situation, this will be an easy way to add protein etc. to rice dishes, oatmeal, etc. I also have so many little bags at this point, I can help others or use them for barter.

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    • Doodlebug July 9, 16:53

      Thanks suzyq,
      I was thinking that would be best for us too. We vacuum seal lots of things. We have the Mylar bags and desiccant pads as well.

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    • Liz July 9, 17:49

      Thank you for your very informative breakdown of this egg process. I’m always on the lookout for ways to use up less storage space, so this will be a keeper for me!

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    • Ladybug September 20, 22:32

      Suzyq, how do you bake them? That is, temperature and how long? Do you let them cool before you put them in the blender? This sounds terrific–I am very interested in doing this. Commercial ones are very expensive. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  8. Alexandra August 26, 20:25

    naturally like your website however you have to take
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  9. Maggie November 16, 19:13

    I had been prepping for years without anyone knowing except my lil Mom.. I have now lost her, my brother and cousin within 6 weeks.. then everything in storage with the flood in Baton Rouge I have now lost everything.. I had just sold my home and was with my oldest son in Houston for back surgery.. I don’t know weather to start over again( I loved doing it) we were military for years until my husband passed suddenly at 46.. I’m in a small apt alone now .. lol .. I don’t know if I have the will .. this has been a rough time .. I find myself not knowing where to go or what to do.. I have no grand children and my 2 sons are grown.. I’m use to having a garden and the things I need to cook with.. I don’t want to go buy all these things again and stay here.. I hate it.. I find myself reading everything everyone is doing to survive .. I wish I had a reason to want to anymore.. thank u for the interesting reading.. I keep it all.. but feel like a lost child sometimes.. any advice?

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    • Bobbie November 17, 08:09

      I am so sorry for your loss. I’m also feeling this way. So much death. At least I have my church to live for. I hope you find faith in the Lord. God bless.

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    • mikey December 25, 03:11

      go join a commoner similar or you will die

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    • CaroleB. August 10, 07:57

      Maggie, I am a mini prepper and a recent widow. Grief is very real, hard, and each person goes through grief differently. A local “Grief Share” meeting really helped me. It is a 13 week class, you can find one near you. Go it will help.

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    • SGB September 4, 15:33

      As a widow of over 4 years, I can tell you that grief is very personal. Don’t let anyone tell you how or how not to get through it. I will say that depression is part of it and if it continues, you might want to talk to your doctor. I don’t feel useless or feel that my prepping is useless. I recently moved with my daughter to another state. My son has joined the family here. I keep the family storage in my bonus room of my house. I am very busy right now because I think we all need to store up for whatever might happen in the future. I am diligently working on replacing old stores and creating new ones. You must be completely devastated by your losses. Perhaps working on your preps would give you something to do. I, for one, still long for my old life but know it isn’t coming back. it is up to me to create a new one.

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    • egg October 9, 02:08

      Yes you need to come one state up and get to a higher elevation. I’m alone too.

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    • Donna March 21, 16:55

      Come share our house and family! We need you dearest!!

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    • Kerry4000 March 16, 04:09

      I so sorry for you loss. I feel your pain. too am alone with no reall reason besides my dog to get up in the morning. He was my sons dog that I inherited when he passed. Maybe consider a pet. I thalk to him all the time. So far hes not talking back so I guess thats a good sign. He lets me hang on to him when sometimes all I can do is cry.Think about it. It will give you a reason to go out into the sun and walk.

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  10. mikey December 25, 03:12

    oops typo…go join a commune or similar or you will die

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  11. John February 28, 20:32

    Maggie, Since you posted here I assume you have not given up.
    There is so much to live for and you have much to offer your community.
    I suggest you join a church and/or volunteer in your area.
    Offer some of your spare time to help folks that are even less fortunate than you are.
    In time I think you will find this so rewarding that you will wonder why you were so depressed before.

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  12. Missy June 15, 18:56

    Maggie, my heart is with you. While reading your article I kept thinking, here is a woman with so much knowledge, going to waste. I wish she was here to teach me. Lightbulb goes on. You are the best resource there is for people who have not learned to prep and for people going through the same thing as you are. Please, please resource yourself to your community. I believe you will find the will to live, make new friends, and help many others to survive

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  13. Lucy August 17, 02:11

    Maggie, I cannot begin to fathom the suffering you have gone through, and are still going through. My heart goes out to you. I hope you realize how amazingly knowledgeable you have become over all the years, and what a gift you have to give to others, so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel. As others here have said, Share your knowledge — and you loved doing it! Let yourself be a channel for what you’ve learned, and your joy in learning it. Some of the life you open up for others will surely flow back into your heart.

    God bless you, dear Maggie! This world needs you!

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  14. Galatians spec October 17, 14:34

    Please don’t waste everyone s time with spelling problems. It’s more important to get the information. I’m glad to get the knowledge. If it becomes to difficult they won’t take the time to share.

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  15. McPhil October 21, 04:11

    In a SHTF situation, once you have dried the eggs as best you can, putting the dried eggs in a plastic bag or similar and using a rolling pin to break them up is something else to use vs. a blender/ninja etc. May not have electricity, so there’s an alternative.

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  16. Tama November 11, 01:50

    My dear Maggie, i think you are wonderful. Having spent all the years learning your trade (and that is what it is) you now have so much knowledge you could share. So sad about all your losses. But you must move on. You can do it…Its what you are good at. Im hoping to hear from you on You Tube etc. The young need teachers. Some other woman’s grandchildren have no grandmother to teach them She’s absent without leave. You definitely have the ability and time to pass your training on…..We should all do that and you could do it.

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  17. Cindy December 1, 22:22

    Oh Me Maggie, I pray you listen to the advice. I have lost all of the elders on both sides. What I would give to have someone like you to teach me. Just start right there in your apt. area. There will be a godly person just waiting on you!!

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  18. Cindy December 1, 22:23

    Lord, talk about spelling, oh Ms Maggie!! My phone Changed it!!

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  19. OKPE April 25, 17:42

    I learned much on this site.
    My thanks goes to everyone that said something here, each and everyone of you have spoken well

    Vote of thanks to you.

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  20. mike August 23, 13:59

    anyone try vacuum sealing the powered eggs along with powered milk and dehydrated peppers? i was thinking of doing this for backpacking trips. it would be a meal ready

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    • teapot April 20, 15:24

      If you want to vpack just a few days worth, find a vacume packing that uses plastic bags. Jars are for longer term and usually to store in one place. Just saying.

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  21. eggs October 9, 02:37

    I’m from chicken house background. 50,000 eggs a day twenty years. I’m about to do 600 eggs.

    Crack each egg into a small bowl and dump each egg into your main bowl. That way you won’t put a bad egg in a bowl with fifty others. I pour mine through a fry basket to break the yolk. Stir until blended.

    I save butter lids, sour cream, balogna packs, five lids fit each shelf in dehydrator. Non fan type works fine. Find a stiff bottle. Pop bottles too thin. You want one stiff enough to come back out when you squeeze it. Ari zona tea jug works great. Poke a hole in lid. 1/8″ or so. Cut it, bore it, drill it, I don’t care, butn it in. Fill jug with eggs and put a layer of egg on each of the lids on each shelf of your dehydrator.

    Fill the lids up. My a aplicator jug idea works good. You can plug hole off with a finger. You have a handle to hold, just works the best.

    Dry the eggs until they look like a dried river bed in Louisiana in late July. There may be some oil in some. Dab off with paper towel. Eggs should be brittle when finished. Little parts may be moist. Get dry ones out and consolidate the others and leave to dry more if needed.

    Put eggs in blender. Put in jar. I’ve kept and used after five years in jar. Just dropped in a jar, that’s it.

    If you soak the powder in warm water for a few minutes, they will fluff up like fresh eggs, not quite as much but almost.

    I have two liter pop bottles of eggs stacked in my freezer like firewood ready to dehydrate.

    I have eaten eggs done this way. It is a great way to store protein. You can put in soda bottles from any road side ditch. Earth quake proof.

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  22. Boo April 19, 17:38

    Hang in there, Maggie. I am so sorry for your loss, but you have to find your way back. I just lost my brother who was my very best friend. I am alone also (no family) so I got a cat, I rescued an old kitty from the humane society and she has very much enhanced my life. I’m not saying a cat is right for you but you have to find something to wake up for. I am also expanding my horizons, I have started beekeeping and it is very exciting and is making me get out and meet new people. I’m still sad and lonely but I have hope and am inspired by trying new things

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  23. Lois June 21, 05:03

    I dehydrate eggs all the time. Simply blend them 12 in a blender. Cover your dryer trays with brown freezer wrap paper, shinny side up and fold the edges so your liquid egg will not run off the tray. place the trays in the dryer and dry on med temperature until crunchy and dry. Once this occurs place the dry crumbs into a bullet and grind to a powder. 1.5 Tbsp = 1 egg. I add 1 tbsp of water to reconstitute it or use it dry in a recipe. I place 18 TBSPs into a small , 1/2 size baggy, then I place 3 of these baggies into a vacuum sealable bag, seal and store in a dark cool place.

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