Dehydrated powdered eggs are a popular food item for campers. It is a commonly used food that we consume while we are in need of an emergency food supply. When we dehydrate eggs, they take the form of powder. The most widely used equipment that we use for preparing dehydrated eggs is a food dehydrator. But what if you do not have a dehydrator at home? The air fryer is a very common kitchen appliance nowadays. In this article, I am going to teach you how you can dehydrate eggs using your air fryer.
What do you need to dehydrate eggs in air fryer?
Apart from raw eggs, you need an air fryer that can dehydrate foods. Does all air fryer dehydrate? The answer is NO. For food dehydration, you need to maintain a very low temperature. The recommended temperature is around 100F. At temperatures higher than 120F, essential food values such as vitamins and antioxidants get destroyed.
If you have a regular air fryer at home, then check what is the working temperature of the machine. If it can not cook at around 100F, then you need an air fryer that can dehydrate. My recommended model is GoWise 17 quart air fryer with multiple racks. It has a big cooking chamber which is necessary for egg dehydration.
Egg Dehydration process
Take around 12 to 15 eggs and crack them. Pour the eggs into a bowl. Do not start with more than the mentioned number of eggs at a time. Otherwise, it will take a too long time to finish the drying out process.
Take a bowl and crack the eggs and pour them into the bowl.
Now whisk the eggs with a fork or use an egg whisking machine. Cook the eggs at medium to a low temperatures before drying them.
Now lay the eggs on the air fryer tray and set the temperature at 120F. Cook the eggs for around 8 hours.
If you are not happy with the texture, then dry them for another 1 or 2 hours.
Place the dried eggs into a blender. Whirr them for a minute or two to make egg powder.
Usage of dehydrated eggs
- Dehydrated powdered eggs can be your companion while you are camping or travelling.
- It is one of the most popular on the go meals.
- While eggs are in scant suppy, dehydrated eggs can be a good complement for eggs.
- It preserves the food value of eggs. Therefore, the nutrition value of dried eggs is great.
How to store dehydrated eggs?
You can store dehydrated eggs for about one year if the eggs are stored in airtight containers. Vacuum ceiling is a good way of preserving dehydrated foods. Make small packs while you are preparing for storage. Because when you open the bag moisture enters into it and it destroys the food by mold formation.