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#62923 - 12/04/06 02:23 PM Making powdered eggs edible
DRG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
I have obtained some powdered whole eggs in anticipation of canoeing in May. The problem is that when just mixed with water--they are TERRIBLE. How can I make them so that they will be edible in the field? Thanks.

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#62924 - 12/04/06 03:50 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
Eric Offline
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Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 294
Loc: The State of Jefferson
An old Navy cook told me it helps to mix the powder with water and let it stand over night. I tried it and it does help but only a bit.

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#62925 - 12/04/06 03:54 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
dkramalc Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 1070
Loc: California
I would say that mixing in something with a lot of flavor - stronger cheeses, bacon, etc. - might somewhat mask that nasty taste that they have. Of course I myself have not been motivated to do that after my first trial at home... They just sit on the shelf.
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#62926 - 12/04/06 04:58 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
paulj Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 1603
Loc: Seattle
What is wrong with them? I assume you are scrambling them. Is it a matter of texture? taste, or lack of taste?

paulj

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#62927 - 12/04/06 06:41 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: dkramalc]
CamperMom Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 1186
Loc: Eastern MA, USA
"Yeah, what he said."

That, of course, is a guess. Snitch a powdered cheese from a cheap-o mac 'n cheese dinner for a possible lightweight stable cheese. Bacon bits, real or artificial, might help. Try some salsa at home. If it helps, get some Taco Bell packets, or dehydrate your favorite. Poultry seasoning? Might be worth a try. Ditto for dehydrated chives, dried tomatoes, etc. If you can't make them papatable at home, save them for baking. Few things taste much better on the trail if they start off awful at home.

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#62928 - 12/04/06 08:06 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: CamperMom]
Tango61 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 931
Loc: East Texas Piney Woods
One word - "Tobasco".

Food of the gods! It fixes everything.

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#62929 - 12/05/06 08:30 AM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: paulj]
dkramalc Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 1070
Loc: California
For me, they have an unpleasant taste. Somewhat remniscent of fresh eggs, but something else in there that is not pleasing to my palate. I could certainly eat them, but most other things taste better to me for breakfast (cereals, etc.).

Tabasco is a good suggestion.
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#62930 - 12/05/06 10:28 AM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: dkramalc]
aimless Offline
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Registered: 02/05/03
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Loc: Portland, OR
If all else fails, incorporate them into baked goodies and bring those with you into the field. Since you may be canoeing instead of hiking, there would more leeway for heavier items, such as cookies, fruity bars, breads (and real honest-to-goodness eggs, too).

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#62931 - 12/06/06 12:09 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
300winmag Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 1342
Loc: Nevada, USA
I've had to toss old powdered eggs that turned bad & had a nasty taste.
Check the expiration date again.

Oh yeah, powdered eggs packaged in a FOIL pouch will last years longer than those packaged in mere plastic, which are good for only a year. Oxygen permeates the plastic & spoils the eggs.
Same is true of any dehydrated or freeze dried food. Foil is the best container by far.


Edited by 300winmag (12/06/06 12:12 PM)
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#62932 - 12/06/06 02:26 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
DRG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try them and post the results.

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#62933 - 12/28/06 12:54 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
DRG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
I tried a different kind of dried eggs, and they were just fine. I believe the first packet of dried eggs were not properly packaged by the manufacturer (no oxygen absorber in it). Thanks for all the suggestions.

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#62934 - 12/30/06 06:10 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
virtu Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 59
Loc: North Carolina
Care to tell us what brand of dried eggs tasted fine?

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#62935 - 01/17/07 11:26 AM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
Amtrak Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 140
Try adding powdered milk - about 25% to 33% of the volume of the egg powder.

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#62936 - 01/17/07 07:48 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: Amtrak]
Earthling Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Try trading them to a newbie hiker tired of their mashed potatoes or mac n cheese <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Ya' think if they could'a figured out how to make powdered eggs taste good they would serve 'em on the Space Shuttle or up at the Space Station now would'nt ya? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#62937 - 01/22/07 07:47 AM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 812
My own experience is that powdered eggs are fine for use in baked dishes as a fresh egg substitute. However, to cook and eat them as eggs as a maindish I believe them to be unedible. Even a healthy dose of salsa cannot cover up the horrific taste. I believe the brand I used is Wakefields, perhaps there are others that are better.

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#62938 - 01/22/07 05:11 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: alanwenker]
Earthling Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Alan, I could'nt agree more, as I do likewise and try to cover them with salsa too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> No way! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> If not even salsa can make something eadible, "Houston, we have a problem! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />"

Not in my pantry <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#62939 - 02/05/07 07:33 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
Capoken Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
Posts: 142
add to the eggs: Taco bell hot sauce - cheese - wrap in a tortilla - awesome breakfast!

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#62940 - 02/11/07 10:46 AM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: virtu]
DRG Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 15
Loc: Oklahoma
Sorry about the slow post-surgery three weeks ago. I used powdered eggs from "Rainy Day Foods" which is sold by Walton Feed, Inc.

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#62941 - 05/05/08 07:39 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
lv2fsh Offline
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Registered: 04/27/08
Posts: 111
Loc: socal
O.K. here goes. Rehydrate and brown some dehydrated hash browns. I add dehydrated onions,peppers and such along with salt and pepper. Add the eggs and cook. Top with salsa,tobasco or catsup. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#62942 - 05/23/08 05:47 PM Re: Making powdered eggs edible [Re: DRG]
Paul Offline
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Registered: 09/30/02
Posts: 778
Loc: California
I used to add margarine to them - you can get that squeeze margarine and it lasts a long time on the trail. cheese would also be good.

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#62943 - 05/23/08 06:34 PM Sure fire recipe for powdered eggs [Re: DRG]
DayStar Offline
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Registered: 08/26/07
Posts: 15
Loc: Utah
put powdered eggs in a 1 qt freezer bag
add some powdered milk and water
add dried onion & mushroom & butter buds
let mixture sit for 10 minutes
place bag in boiling water and cook till eggs just start to thicken
remove bag from water and pour the partially cooked mixture onto a fresh cut pine plank
continue cooking eggs over an open fire till done
salt and pepper to taste
when eggs are completely cooked, discard eggs in fire and eat the plank

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#62944 - 05/29/08 12:20 PM Re: Sure fire recipe for powdered eggs [Re: DayStar]
Earthling Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Ya' had me until the 'pine plank' part <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> I'd use cedar, then the eggs would be edible <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#62945 - 05/29/08 09:10 PM Re: Sure fire recipe for powdered eggs [Re: DayStar]
NiytOwl Offline
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Registered: 11/06/04
Posts: 501
Loc: California
Quote:
discard eggs in fire and eat the plank


LOL! I don't think that's what's meant by "feed the fire"!

In Boy Scouts we used to make a dish called "yuck". It's basically a scrambled omelet, consisting of eggs, some kind of diced meat, some kind of diced starch, and anything else that was left over from the previous night's dinner. Yuck could elicit responses that varied from "YUCK!" to "(gobble)(smack!)(chew)(snarf)Any more?". Some of the best looked like fried rice. The worst was made with spaghetti noodles and sauce. I think Denny's has something similar with its Country Scramble bowls.

There are some spices that will make powdered eggs more palatable. Onion powder, garlic powder, and tarragon are high on my list.

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#62946 - 07/02/08 03:10 PM Re: Sure fire recipe for powdered eggs [Re: Earthling]
travelinroundtrip Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 2
exactly, i don't know about the pine plank and eggs special either.

cedar is the way to go!

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