The eggs were ready to come out of the freeze dryer this afternoon. You may remember that I put 8 dozen eggs in – 2 dozen on each of the four trays. When I started putting the dried eggs up, I was going to put it in the blender and make it into a powder but it crumbled so easily in my hand, I went that route.
You can see it’s a bit messy. The eggs want to crumble as I’m trying to get them into the blender. Once I had started putting them into the blender, realized how easily they were crumbling, I just went ahead and put a whole tray full of eggs into the blender so I could see how much that tray, or 2 dozen freeze dried eggs, would weigh. Each egg weighs approximately .4525 ounces. Therefore, I was able to weigh the contents of each jar and calculate close to accurately, how many eggs were in each jar. It was a perfect fit in the 4 oz. jelly jars to put 5 eggs (or about 2.26 oz.) in each jar.
I ended up with 13 jelly jars, each holding 5 eggs, one 1-1/2 pint jar that has 15 eggs and one quart jar that has 17 eggs. That comes to 97 eggs and I only started with 96 but I’m sure some of the eggs were larger than others. There are days when all the eggs look huge and days when all the eggs look wimpy. Could be the moon, the weather, chaos in the chicken coop . . I have no idea. When I was putting the eggs in the trays, I’d grab two cartons, whip them up, pour them into a tray; grab two more cartons, whip them up and put them into a tray . . and so on. No doubt, the eggs were in trays together with other eggs laid about the same time. I know for sure that each tray had 24 eggs but there was one tray that I thought was going to run over and the other three didn’t come close to running over.
Had I gone ahead and run the eggs through the blender, I probably would have gotten 7 eggs per jar but I figured 5 eggs was good. When making scrambled eggs, I’ll often make 5 eggs for us and I figured 5 eggs was good for Chad, Nicole and Addie.
These eggs are great for scrambled eggs, omelettes, baking . . anything that calls for a beaten egg. In fact, last time I made them, we all declared that we liked them better than fresh eggs.