Cooking powdered eggs
(New Albany, mississippi)
11/14/2013 3:24 PM
Powdered eggs are great scrambled. The secret is to add vegetable oil, use milk instead of water, and let your reconstituted eggs sit a while. I mix the eggs then refrigerate overnight. Use in cooking just as you would whole eggs. If frying, season highly. Delicious!
Good Bodybuilder Alternative
9/10/2013 9:39 AM
This (plus the powdered egg whites) make a great alternative, highly assimilable protein powder for bodybuilding. Some folks can't tolerate whey protein well, and every egg protein powder I've tried was nasty and didn't mix well.
Honeyville's powdered eggs & egg whites mix very well with water, are inexepensive compared to the crazy prices "bodybuilder protein powders" go for, and can be used "raw" or cooked, since the avidin in the egg whites have already been neutralized due to the pasturization process. I usually use the whole eggs + egg whites in 1:2 ratio (1 scoop whole w/ 2 scoops whites). In this way, you can regulate how much fat you're getting.
The powdered eggs mix easily in water, and if you mix in a little stevia or sweetener it tastes like egg nog. However, as others have said, they don't seem to make very good scrambled eggs. However, what they do make is a very awesome egg pancake. I mix the powdered eggs and whites together in some water along with a little psyllium husk (for fiber) to make a runny batter. Toss it in a pre-heated skillet, turn it down to medium, and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes. Flip, let sit for 1-2 minutes, and you've got a great, custardy-tasting pancake. Throw some low/no-sugar jam on top, and it tastes great. On a low-carb diet, this is my go-to treat meal when I'm craving something sweet.
I'm really happy I found these things.
8/6/2013 1:47 AM
My Mum sent us some cans of the honeyville powdered Egg from the United States many months back at first I thought it was a joke until we prepared it and I felt the taste. I was scared it was going to be difficult preparing it myself since I was not there when my sister prepared the first meal but to my surprise, it was just TOO EASY to prepare having read the instruction on the Can. Its dry,easy to prepare no fear of rotten eggs... Thumbs up From Lagos,Nigeria. Yippy!
Great for baking, but makes weird scrambled eggs
4/14/2013 11:21 PM
I've been using these for baking in a pinch and they've worked great. I made a cake with them tonight and the batter looked a little separated at first, but came together and looked normal by the end. The cake came out great. Ive had similar success with other baking recipes. I was inspired to have a snack as the cake was cooling and thought I'd try these as scrambled eggs. That was less successful. They don't really smell like much of anything, the color is a little darker than fresh eggs, and the texture is off - kind of spongy and water was seeping out of them. It might be worth another shot. Maybe when I'm camping and I'm really hungry I'll try it again. Maybe with a little less water than it calls for, and some freeze dried monterey jack (which is awesome).
1/29/2013 1:30 PM
I have tried making several batches of these, and yes I follow the directions, but they come out looking like oatmeal and not eggs. I dont know what I am doing wrong, and figured posting here may help me fix this issue. The eggs are NOT expired, and we just opened them a few days ago. I tried baking with them, and tried making 5 batches of eggs. NOT WORKING!!! HELP ME
10/31/2012 7:27 AM
I first bought this because we were making a large quantity of flax pancake mix and I wanted it to only require water. Went over so well that I always keep a can in the pantry.
GOOD FOR MAKING YOUR OWN MIXES
10/8/2012 8:24 PM
I like to use these to prepare my own pancake mix for camping, etc. much easier than carrying and handling fresh eggs, and taste is not affected. I have also added to large egg casseroles, etc., where it takes a lot of eggs. I don't use them alone, but do mix them in with real eggs. Being shelf stable, they are handy anytime you need eggs in a pinch!
We love these!
5/21/2012 2:07 PM
We love these eggs! Great for anything except a fried egg! LOL! :) We will keep buying these to keep on hand and for long term food storage.
Adds great flavor
3/23/2012 7:35 AM
Originally purchased it due to the large amount of eggs I buy for baking. Depending on the recipe, the powdered eggs add more flavor as they are so well constituted. I love this product! Saves me multiple trips to the store. Make great scrambled eggs.
can make mayo!
3/7/2012 1:17 PM
I used reconstituted eggs to make mayonnaise and it tasted better than store-bought mayonnaise. My mother-in-law was here, and said her job as a little girl was to make the mayo, and she said it was excellent.
Add these eggs for lighter breads
(Tybee Island GA)
1/22/2012 11:44 AM
When making French and Italian type breads which don't normally call for any eggs add a tablespoon of Honeyville Whole Powdered Eggs for each 2 cups of flour in the recipe. Bread doughs are lighter, better textured, and rise in less time.
12/4/2011 6:39 AM
I got a can of these to try. They were surprisingly good. I had also gotten a can of powdered eggs from a different brand-these were much better. I've been using them in recipes (like cookies) and they do a very good job. Almost as good as the real thing.
Great for cooking
11/6/2011 9:03 PM
This can be used in any baking recipe calling for eggs, and you absolutely cannot tell any difference whatsoever. Very happy with this product. We also tried making scrambled eggs with it, and well, it tastes like powdered eggs, but we expected that, so no complaints on that score. If you've ever eaten military chow, you know what to expect.
A good buy, good for cooking
10/20/2011 8:33 PM
These are great for baking or cooking. I use them in everything. I tried eating them straight, though, and that wasn't so good. They taste great, but the texture is very different because the yolks and whites are combined so thoroughly. I think it would be okay in emergencies, or with something like ham and veggies mixed in, but just straight is not for me. I will definately keep buying this product for all my cooking and baking, though!
Good for all recipes
9/3/2011 4:24 AM
Used these in various recipes and they work EXACTLY like fresh eggs. Tried as simple scrambled eggs, and they *taste* the same, but the color isn't natural. So, fine like that for emergencies, but we'll stick to using it for cooking, not scrambling ...
Great for backpacking/emergencies
7/12/2011 9:56 PM
I ordered this product for backpacking use. I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. I think that the best comparison would be the eggs that you get on a mcgriddles sandwich. There is not much difference between this and a fresh scrambled egg when prepared as directed. This product would be excellent (there could have been a pun there but it was too easy) for backpacking/camping/emergency foodstuffs. Highly recommended. I would buy this product again.
Great for Everthing, just tweek it.
4/6/2011 6:30 AM
The eggs are great. Even for scrabbled
1. Use whole milk to rehydrate and put twice as much liquid as they say (start at 4 to 1 milk to eggs and adjust from there to your taste(s) Too much liquid is always better than too little).
2. Mix them and let them sit as long as possible.
3. Cook over low-mid flame/heat until they start to set.
4. For scramble chop the eggs and fold, do not stir!
5. Use plenty of butter/oil.
If you cook these are easy to use. If you can't cook you get a mess. If done properly, you can barely tell the difference. If you under-hydrate they will be "yokey" and dry and you will get dis-coloration and "crispies" on the edges. If you over over-hydrate just cook the extra liquid off slowly.
I bought 50 lbs....
Best Powdered Eggs
12/1/2010 7:02 AM
I bought 2 cans of the eggs - one to use now and one for food storage. My husband was initially skeptical, but he loves them now. We're not big egg eaters and just use them for baking and in recipes. The pies, cookies and pancakes have turned out great. I also like not having to worry about running out of eggs. I have already recommended this product to several friends. It's a food storage must have, esp, when you think of all of the things already in your food storage that need eggs (pancake mix, cake mixes, cookies).
11/23/2010 4:03 PM
Ok, the deal in our family is that I kept buying eggs from the grocer, but our family never really ate too many of them on a weekly basis. Whenever I did want to bake something, I ALWAYS kept finding expired eggs in the fridge. Got tired of wasting money, when all I really needed was a few eggs per month for baking. Well, lo and behold I ran into this whole powdered egg product at Honeyville. I was a little leary, but took the plunge. For those of you out there who are unsure about using this product for baking, be at rest when I tell you that this powdered whole egg product has worked fine with every single item I have baked - cakes, muffins, pancakes, etc.. How nice it is to stash this whole egg #10 can away in my pantry and know for certain that when I need to pull it out two or more weeks from now, that the product will still be usable. No more running into expired eggs in the fridge anymore. Its worth purchasing, especially if you hate going to the store every week for fresh eggs.
GREAT FOR EMERGENCIES, BAKING, BAKING MIXES
10/4/2010 11:56 AM
Actually purchased these by mistake - usually I buy just the powdered egg whites. But have found them useful for baked goods, or other recipies requiring eggs (meatloaf, salad dressing, etc.). Also used to make my own pancake mix for camping. I don't use these for scrambled eggs; the consistency and color of the rehydrated eggs is not the same as fresh, and there is a bit of a powdery taste if cooked on its own. Better mixed in with something else.
9/2/2010 5:24 AM
Honestly we have to say that we are a bit disappointed with this product. We purchased this product to be used on camping/hiking trips, and possible emergencey situations. In an emergency situation, this would be a decent product, for any other situation though, probably not. Following the manufacturers instructions, and cooked as scrambled eggs, produced a dark egg like substance that slightly tasted like eggs. The texture is semi-similar to scrambled eggs, but the combination of the texture and taste makes them barely barable to eat. Price, and shelf life though make this a product to consider for emergencys. After all, given the right amount of hunger, one will consume just about anything.
No worries about sodium silico aluminate
7/30/2010 1:54 PM
I looked up the 2% sodium silico aluminate powder and the university of Oregon states the following, "Anticaking agent used in table salt up to 2 percent; dried egg yolks up to 2 percent; in sugar up to 1 percent; and in baking powder up to 5 percent. Slightly alkaline. No known toxicity." Looks like this chemical is already in a lot of our food and I am fine.
Well received in Afghanistan
7/15/2010 2:39 PM
I had a chaplain request powdered eggs. It seems he bakes cakes for birthdays and other special occasions for the Marines he is with in Afghanistan.
He was thrilled to receive an entire case of these eggs!
perfect for food storage
5/6/2010 2:32 PM
I have six kids and have run out of eggs, especially on sunday. I don't shop on sunday, so I added the powder and water to accomadate for the amount of eggs needed. It worked perfectly in all my baked goods!!! I highy suggest this product. It worked in bread, cookies, cakes etc...
4/5/2010 11:46 PM
This product contains added aluminum which is a long-term mental health hazard. So for occasional use and as a survival tool in nuclear winter type scenarios it should fine, - but as daily or weekly food FRESH eggs are better for your health & your wallet as well.