How to Dry Egg
Do you wonder about how to dry an egg? Well, both cooked and raw eggs can be dried and used in a number of ways.Read on to learn about the process.
Steps to Dry Raw Eggs
- Select only fresh eggs for drying. Test them by immersing them in cold water. Fresh eggs would sink. The yolks of eggs should be firm with thick whites.
- Break eggs open and separate white and yolk.
- Beat the egg whites into stiffness.
- Beat egg yolks separately to form a thick, foamy consistency.
- Prepare Teflon trays and spread both whites and yolk separately on them.
- Preheat oven to 105 degrees F to 115 degrees F.
- Place trays in the oven and let eggs dry for 10 to 12 hours.
- Eggs are dry and ready when they become crisp and brittle.
- Crumble the dried egg and powder it in a grinder. The whites and yolks can be mixed and ground.
- Re-dry the powder for a couple of hours.
- Grind once again and store in airtight containers.
Steps for Drying Cooked Eggs
- Hard-boil fresh eggs.
- Peel and chop the eggs.
- Spread chopped pieces on Teflon sheets.
- Place in oven and let dry at 105 degrees to 115 degrees F for 8 to 10 hours.
Storing Dried Eggs
Eggs have high content of fat and hence dry eggs keep longer when refrigerated. They should be consumed without 3 to 4 weeks for best results. At room temperature, they can be stored for about 1 or 2 weeks.
Drying eggs is easy and all you have to do is to mix it with an equal quantity of water to reconstitute and use it in recipes as desired!