Cooking with Powdered Eggs – Once you have a sufficient amount of powdered eggs on hand, you will be able to use them for breakfast and in egg-based recipes. One tablespoon of egg powder and two tablespoons of water approximate one egg when preparing scrambled eggs from egg powder.
Simply combine egg powder and water, then add the mixture to a skillet and cook over medium heat to make scrambled eggs. The following video demonstrates how to cook reconstituted egg powder in a skillet: You can also substitute powdered eggs for fresh eggs in recipes that call for eggs, such as cake.
Simply use the powder-to-water ratio of 1:2 to add the correct amount of powder and water to any recipe. You are NOT required to combine egg powder and water before adding them to a given recipe. Simply add the appropriate amount of egg powder and water to a mixing bowl with the other ingredients the recipe calls for to approximate the amount of eggs the recipe requires.
Do you need to cook egg powder?
Pin it! My first experience with powdered eggs was during a week-long canoe trip with the Boy Scouts. Our breakfast of scrambled eggs was uninspiring, but we were hungry and ate it anyway. And when Dave and I began our voyage, I purchased a package of egg powder as a backup.
They “worked” in baking, but once again, the results did not impress me. What was that? You can now purchase EXTREMELY QUALITY powdered eggs, which are actually crystallized eggs. Thanks to Sue McDaniel on s/v Happy Dance for informing me about these; they are currently in Mexico, having traveled from Alaska (see their blog).
OvaEasy is the brand name, and you simply mix the powder with water and use it as you would a whole egg (you can also get it as whites-only). The only thing you can’t do with it is fry or boil an egg! Need More Help? The information in The Boat Galley Guide to Storing Food without Refrigeration (229 pages) allows you to prepare delicious meals with fresh ingredients on your next camping or boating trip, regardless of whether you have a refrigerator or not.
- Instead of spending a fortune on freeze-dried meals in a bag, for just $12 you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, milk, eggs, cheese, sour cream, and everything else you need to prepare delicious, filling meals.
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- Said Sue, “A fellow cruiser introduced us to an outstanding product.
This crystallized egg is incredible! The eggs are available in powdered form, and they have a very long shelf life. And they cook and taste exactly like real eggs. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy trying them. We love having them onboard because they make transporting eggs during long voyages MUCH easier!” And it’s not just Sue and I who think they taste just like real eggs; almost all of the Amazon reviews are positive.
- They perform well in baking and are delicious in omelets and scrambled eggs as well.
- You can purchase them in pouches containing the equivalent of a dozen eggs, large pouches containing just over six dozen eggs, and 2-packs of large cans containing a total of 12 dozen eggs.
- Even unopened pouches should be placed in a Ziploc bag or, even better, a Lock & Lock-type airtight plastic container in order to withstand the typical humidity of a boat.
These don’t appear to absorb moisture quickly, but in my experience, anything packaged in foil pouches will eventually absorb moisture. Okay, these eggs cost over fifty cents each. You can purchase cheaper powdered eggs, but you probably won’t want to consume them. No refrigeration required, even after the package has been opened. Can produce the exact number of eggs required at once. Lightweight. Even if you have access to eggs that have never been refrigerated, you may prefer these on long journeys because they take up so much less space.