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2 Super-Easy Ways to Dry Eggs at Home

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Learn how to dry an egg at home! Here are three easy ways to dry an egg.

There are so many reasons why you would want to dry an egg. Drying eggs is the best way to preserve them, and dry eggs take up much less space than fresh eggs. This is especially helpful if you keep your own chickens, and can’t use the fresh eggs fast enough.

Dehydrated eggs can be used for a lot of things. They are great for many different uses in baking and cooking. They are also great for taking with you on camping trips, because they are light and compact, and won’t go bad outside of a refrigerator.

Buying dehydrated eggs can be very expensive. A great way to get around this price is just learning how to make dehydrated eggs in your own home.

READ ALSO: How to Dehydrate Food Successfully: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Dry Eggs at Home

Preparation

There are a few different options of preparing the eggs that will be the same in almost any dehydrating method you choose.

If you are going to need to use the egg yolks and the egg whites separately, you need to separate them before drying them. Just crack the eggs and put the yolks in one bowl, and the whites in another. Dry them in two different batches, but the process is mostly the same for both.

You will also need a way to blend the eggs before dehydrating them. You can beat them with a fork or with a whisk. If you want a more thorough method, you can use a food processor, hand immersion blender, or a regular blender. If you have egg yolks and whites separated, blend the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Drying eggs in a dehydrator

This might be one of the easiest methods of drying eggs. However, if you don’t already have a dehydrator, you would have to buy one. You can use a dehydrator for either raw or cooked eggs.

For raw eggs:

  • Break the eggs into a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs until combined.
  • Place plastic, rimmed dehydrator discs into each dehydrator tray you expect to use.
  • Pour eggs onto dehydrator trays in a thin, even layer.
  • Cook at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for around 8 hours.
  • Remove eggs to cool when they are crisp.

For cooked eggs:

  • Make sure that the eggs are in smaller pieces. Use plain scrambled eggs or cut up hard-boiled eggs.
  • Spread them in the dehydrator tray in a thin, even layer.
  • Cook at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 hours.
  • Remove the eggs once they are crisp.

Drying eggs in an oven

This is an easy method because it won’t require purchasing any extra equipment. You likely have all the supplies in your house already.

  • Preheat the oven to its lowest temperature, but not below about 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs until combined.
  • Pour out the eggs onto a nonstick baking tray. Make sure that you do not grease the tray with anything, and don’t use anything other than a nonstick tray.
  • Bake the eggs. Make sure that you routinely stir them as they bake, breaking them up into smaller pieces every time you stir.
  • Keep the eggs in the oven for around 6 to 12 hours. The timing depends on how hot your oven gets, as well as how many eggs you are drying.

While this method might be simple, you have to make sure that you have a day dedicated to drying eggs. It could take a very long time, and you should never leave an oven unattended. Prepare to spend a lot of time near the oven when drying eggs.

Here is a great video about making egg powder.

Storing dried eggs (or egg powder)

Once your eggs are dry (and powdered), remember to store them in an airtight container. Put them somewhere cool, dry, and dark.