How to Freeze Dry Eggs. How to use Freeze Dried Eggs.
Having freeze dried eggs on hand is a great idea. You’ll always have eggs that can be used when you are out of fresh eggs. Plus, it is great to store freeze dried foods for an uncertain future.
You can buy freeze dried eggs here. It is about $28 for 2 pounds. Other companies sell 72 servings for $130.
Or you can make your own freeze dried eggs. I pay $16 to a local farmer for 72 eggs.
While the initial sticker shock of a home freeze dryer may make you think twice, it is important to consider all the benefits.
- Freeze-dried food is perfect for emergency food supplies, bug out bags, 72-hour kits, and other survival packs. With a home freeze dryer, you will be prepared for any kind of emergency.
- Shelf life: Food lasts up to 25 years
- Freeze dried food maintains flavor and freshness
- Food retains 97% of its nutrition
- Preserve dairy, meat, eggs, produce, complete meals
- Savings: Home freeze dried food is 1/3 the cost of store bought
- Easy to use smart technology
Now’s the time to look into having your own home freeze dryer. I got this one (medium size).
Read my blog post on the home freeze dryer here.
How to Freeze Dry Fresh Eggs
Scramble the eggs with a stainless steel whisk. Avoid using a blender or hand mixer as this will cause frothy eggs that may overflow the tray.
It works best if you freeze dry raw scrambled eggs instead of freeze drying cooked eggs. This method will result in eggs that most closely resemble fresh eggs upon reconstitution. Cooking the eggs then freeze drying will yield a rubbery texture.
I have a medium freeze dryer. Each tray can hold about 18 scrambled eggs (approximately 3 cups of scrambled eggs).
If you do it by weight, it takes about 2.5 to 3.0 pounds of eggs per tray for medium.
Some prefer to pre-freeze the scrambled eggs, but you can go right into the freeze dryer with raw eggs.
No need to line the freeze drying trays with parchment paper when preparing the eggs, but lining trays can be a help when removing freeze dried foods from trays.
Try not to spill when dealing with liquids like scrambled eggs. Put the trays in your regular freezer, then fill them for pre-freezing. Or, insert the trays into the Freeze Dryer, pull one out a few inches, load with 18 scrambled eggs, slowly push the tray back in place. Due to a lack of space in my regular freezer, I use the second method. I turn on the freeze dryer and bring the temperature down to freezing before pouring in raw scrambled eggs.
Option: Pre-Freeze in Silicone Square Cake Pan
You can also pre-freeze 9 eggs per silicone pan, pop the frozen eggs out, place on the freeze drier tray and GO!
How long will it take?
Maybe 30 hours if not pre-frozen. Maybe 24 hours if pre-frozen.
What to do with Freeze Dried Eggs
Remove them from the trays, powder them in a blender or with a potato masher if you like, quickly get the eggs in a glass jar or mylar bag and add an oxygen absorber, then seal. I use a small metal spatula and break up the freeze dried eggs right on the tray and add the chunks to the bag. Pressing the mylar bag will gently powder the freeze dried eggs without messing with a blender.
Where to buy Mylar Bags for Freeze Drying Food
I bought Mylar Bags from HR, they are very thick (7 mil thickness) and the best quality I have found.
Where to buy Oxygen Absorbers for Freeze Drying
Oxygen absorbers are used to protect packaged foods and other products against spoilage, mold growth, color change, loss of nutritive values, insect damage and loss of quality. By removing residual oxygen inside packaging to below 0.01% this 300CC oxygen absorber effectively preserves packaged foods without the need for food additives/preservatives and without the need for vacuum sealing. For use in gallon-size Mylar bags. Buy 300cc oxygen absorbers online or here.
How to Cook with Freeze Dried Eggs
Powdered freeze dried eggs can be added to recipes or reconstituted for a scrambled egg breakfast.
How much egg powder equals one egg?
2 tablespoons of raw egg powder to 2 tablespoons of water equals one large egg.
How to Make an Egg Bake Using Freeze Dried or Fresh Eggs
- 10 eggs or (1.5 cups of freeze dried egg powder reconstituted with 1.5 cups water)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- 2 – 4 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 2 cups spinach, rough chopped or broccoli, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 green onions, finely sliced
Scramble the eggs with all ingredients except onions and red bell pepper.
In a skillet, melt butter, add onions and bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Continue cooking until set.
You can stir it as it cooks to make a scrambled egg dish, or let it cook undisturbed, using a spatula to let egg run under cooked edges. Finish the dish by placing the skillet under the broiler. This is going to be more like a frittata.
Where to Buy a Home Freeze Drier
Freeze drying maintains 97% of the nutritional value of the food.
Other methods of preservation, such as canning and dehydrating, use high temperatures that destroy much of the food value.
More Freeze Dried Recipes
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How to Make Freeze Dried Apples
How to Make Freeze Dried Chili
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How to make Freeze Dried Tuscan Chicken
How to make Freeze Dried Sliced Beef Sirloin
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