Apr 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm #1273011
Peter SustrBPL Member
I tried these eggs the other day and they are the best dehydrated eggs I have ever tasted!! Great addition to any trip!Apr 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm #1730658
d kBPL Member
Well, those look interesting. I may need to give them a try. The last brand of powdered egg I tried (recommended on another backpacking site) did not go over well.Apr 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm #1730664
Ken T.BPL Member
Those certainly look worth a try. Mmmn eggs.Apr 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm #1730683
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Many of you prefer those dehydrated whole eggs. Some of us need to avoid cholesterol, so dehydrated egg whites are good. At a minimum, they work for trail recipes that call for eggs. I use Deb El Just Whites, in a 3-oz container.
Whatever you do, if you mix water with the dehydrated powder, add in some oil to restore the oily egg texture. I use olive oil, but you could try corn oil, peanut oil, or any other.
On one group backpack trip, I got up early and whipped up some dehydrated eggs for breakfast. Then, to add some illusion, I set out an empty dozen-size egg carton by the kitchen. After breakfast, everybody thanked me that it was a good idea for me to have brought along fresh eggs, or so they thought.
–B.G.–Apr 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm #1730693
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
Can those of us used to the MH and Freezer Bag Cooking style of eating, rehydrate these eggs in the same manner as we do with our MH and Freezer Bag style meals?
The website seems to recommend mixing and then cooking. I'd be interested if you can boil the water and then add it to the powdered egg mix and stir, close up the bag and let it "cook" / rehydrate.
Does anyone know if this alternate method would work?
NewtonApr 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm #1730719
Michael RayBPL Member
> I'd be interested if you can boil the water and then add it to the powdered egg mix and stir, close up the bag and let it "cook"
It doesn't look like it. It seems to require cooking. "Once OvaEasy is reconstituted with water, it behaves exactly like any liquid whole egg"
Of course, if you don't mind an egg shake…Apr 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm #1730730
I read about these! They taste so good because they actually dehydrate the chicken before it lays the egg! The egg is already dehydrated when the chicken lays it. Science, how cool.Apr 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm #1730782
Yep, I have been recommending OvaEasy since I first got them through PackitGourmet a couple years back. They taste, look and smell like fresh. They are worth the cost!Apr 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm #1731075
@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwestApr 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm #1731089
John DevittBPL Member
LOL DOUG!!!!!!Apr 30, 2011 at 6:47 am #1731213
Laurie Ann MarchMember
@laurie_annLocale: Ontario, Canada
Ova Easy is our preferred brand, that and the scrambled egg mix from Walton Feed. I've also had luck with Adventure Egg.Apr 30, 2011 at 7:34 am #1731218Apr 30, 2011 at 8:54 am #1731251
AE is quite good although I have to say that Ova holds my #1 spot. For me it is the smell that won me over.May 4, 2011 at 8:33 am #1732818
Sarah, where do you buy these in the Puget Sound area? Freddys?May 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm #1732930
I would love to try the OvaEasy eggs but the shipping for a bag is more than the eggs.
Anyone have a single eggs worth they could part with?
I called the company and they don't send samples and have a good explanation.
I will paypal shipping cost if anyone would send a sample.
My wife will kill me if I spend money experimenting with "another" expensive camping food item
that we don't use.May 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm #1732933
Wesley, I wish! For now I get Ova online via Packitgourmet but!! new to the scene is Hungry Hikers based out of Portland, Or.
Apparently if you live in a certain zone they will even bike over your order ;-)May 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm #1732942
Craig, I am out of Ova but I have an extra bag of Adventure Eggs if you would like them? Let me know….. sarah @ trailcooking dot comMay 5, 2011 at 7:49 am #1733268
Has anyone tried to dehydrate uncooked eggs for mixes etc? I am going to try this weekend in my new nesco.May 5, 2011 at 8:23 am #1733283
Brent, be very very careful if you choose to do it. Salmonella is a real risk.
If you want eggs for mixes, not for cooking outright check out the 1 lb bags that Frontier Foods carries online.May 5, 2011 at 8:39 am #1733291
My new Nesco Pro has a temp setting and I plan to set it at 160deg for a period of time to kill anything nasty.May 5, 2011 at 9:05 am #1733314
Commercially prepared dried eggs are pasteurized. For good reason. Eggs are notorious carriers of salmonella. This is also a reason why drying uncooked poultry is discouraged.
Most good dehydrators have adjustable settings to 160 or higher but that doesn't mean it is safe.May 5, 2011 at 10:19 am #1733341
I always cook them before I eat them.May 5, 2011 at 10:59 am #1733357
Gary DunckelBPL Member
OK, this thread intrigued me, so I spent some time trying to learn about the chemistry of eggs. I looked up the coagulation temperatures of both egg whites and yolks, as well as the temperature required to kill salmonella. To avoid boring you, I'll just list what I think are fairly accurate numbers:
Coagulation temperature for egg whites is about 140*F.
Coagulation temperature for egg yolks is about 149*F.
Salmonella will be killed at a temperature of 130*F for 120 minutes,
-OR- at a temperature of 135*F for 38 minutes.
So it looks like there might be a window of opportunity for actually dehydrating eggs, by keeping the temperature at 130*F. In the time it would take to drive all of the moisture out of the eggs, all salmonella will have been neutralized.
It might be worth a try for someone to experiment with. For my part, I'll stick with Ova Easy.May 6, 2011 at 6:26 pm #1733973
Diane PinkersBPL Member
@dipinkLocale: Western Washington
So, I had purchased some of these, not really thinking the cooking thing through. I wondered, though, could you rehydrate them in a freezer bag, then put the bag in boiling water to cook? No pan that way, texture might be odd.
I have heard of folks using the One Egg Wonder pan from Wal-Mart, and putting it on top of their Caldera Keg windscreen to cook scrambled eggs. The pan is small and pretty light-weight, but then you'd have a one-time use item.May 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm #1734048
You can do bag omelets, just be careful the bag doesn't touch the dry edges of the pot – treat it like fresh eggs time wise.
Anyhow, also…you can steam egg "muffins" really easy, same method used for steaming real muffins. Works great! I talked about it a couple years ago…but not sure if I posted the photos here though – it is on my website under the "FauxBaker" :-)
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