How to Freeze dry Eggs

Freeze drying eggs is one of the best uses for your home freeze dryer. If stored properly, freeze-dried eggs can last for years and still work perfectly in recipes. Plus, they take up much less space than whole eggs.

Two quart mason jars filled with freeze dried eggs sitting on a counter with a basket of eggs beside it.

Here’s what you need to know.

Instructions: How to Freeze Dry Eggs
1. Prepare the eggs
If using raw, you will want to mix them up first. If using boiled or scrambled eggs, cut them into evenly-sized pieces. Put them on the Harvest Right trays. You can usually get around 18 raw eggs per tray.


You can line the trays with parchment paper first for easier cleanup. It’s completely optional though.
Using silicone dividers will make it easier to get the eggs out of the trays later on. You can even freeze-dry directly in silicone muffin cups!
2. Turn on the freeze dryer
It will take roughly 24-34 hours to completely freeze-dry eggs. The more eggs you put on a tray, the longer it will take.

3. Check the eggs
Using a clean spoon, grab some of the eggs. Squeeze it firmly with your fingers. If any moisture comes out, they are not done yet. Hit the add more time button to finish drying.

Image of tray of freeze dried eggs coming out of the freeze dryer.

A tray of freeze dried eggs powdered.

5. Powder the eggs
Break up the freeze-dried eggs with a spoon and scoop them into a blender. Blend into a powder. You can also use a food processor.

*This isn’t necessary for freeze-dried cooked eggs but will give you a better texture when rehydrating.

A woman's hands holding freeze dried eggs.
6. Store
For long-term storage, you’ll want to use Mylar bags or mason jars and oxygen absorbers.

How to Use Freeze Dried Eggs
Raw Freeze-Dried Eggs
You can use freeze-dried raw egg powder in place of fresh eggs for any recipe, including scrambled eggs, pancakes, or baked goods. You’ll need to rehydrate the eggs first.

One egg = 2 tbsp of freeze-dried egg powder
To rehydrate one egg, mix 2 tbsp egg powder with 2 tbsp of water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then mix well.
Cook or bake before eating
Scrambled Freeze-Dried Eggs
To rehydrate scrambled freeze-dried eggs: mix ½ cup of scrambled egg powder with 1/3 cup of water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then stir.

You can add more water to adjust the texture. Because they were pre-cooked, you don’t have to cook them before eating – but they will taste better if you at least heat them up. So pour the rehydrated mixture into a hot pan and cook for a minute or two.

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