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Granulated Eggs
Jan 19th, 2018 at 2:35pm
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Thought this was worth mentioning. I bought these granulated egg crystals from Hoosier Hill Farms recently to try, as I'm tweaking my breakfast menu for this years trips.

2 tablespoons of the egg powder combined with 3 tablespoons of water = 1 egg. My previous experiences with powdered eggs have not been good and I had zero expectations.

Well, surprise! Fried up in a little bit of butter these scrambled eggs are almost impossible to tell from fresh.

Along with some pre cooked bacon and bannock baked over the fire I expect it will make for a pretty great breakfast.  Smiley

(fwiw all of their products are readily available on Amazon)

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Reply #1 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 2:48pm
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The company is about 2 hours North of me and I believe in Gymcoachdon's home town.
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 3:35pm
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Does the container say how many eggs it will make? Thanks  Cool
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 4:03pm
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Old Salt wrote on Jan 19th, 2018 at 3:35pm:
Does the container say how many eggs it will make? Thanks  Cool


Yes, 1 pound makes 48 eggs.
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 5:01pm
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I've been meaning to get back into bacon and eggs on trips.  I've been strictly hot cereals (oatmeal) for quite a while.  Thanks for the link, I think I'll order a jar.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 7:21pm
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There is another identical product that's been on this forum before called OvaEasy...granulated eggs by Pleasant Hill Grain.  They have them in various packaged quantities, a French Toast mix, and a breadfast skillet version. 

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  You can usually find them in the backpacking food areas.  REI sells them in 12 egg pouches for $10, but you can often get the on sale for 20% off.  That is about $.83 per egg or $.67 on sale.  If you don't need a few dozen, that's not too bad.  They compare to the Hoosier Hill eggs at $.67/egg for about $.66 or $.74/egg, depending on how you buy them.  According to the label on the Hoosie Hill canister, it says 37 servings of 2 tbsp. each, which contradicts what the description says about 48 per pound.  The dozen OvaEasy come in a 4.5 oz pouch, which I've used for a few years now and has been accurate with the serving size/quantity per pack.  I use a food sealer to repackage them and seal up what I don't use for a trip.

As solopaddler says, they are darn near the same taste.  I did a side by side with fresh eggs, scrambled, and if you didn't know, you'd be hard pressed to tell they were not fresh.  Add in some pre-cooked bacon and you're in business.  I make a breakfast scramble with some packaged, dried hashbrowns, onion, diced pre-cooked bacon and a generous helping of cheese on top when everything else is done.  The hashbrowns take some time to brown up, but everything else goes quick.

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Reply #6 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 1:33am
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portage dog wrote on Jan 19th, 2018 at 7:21pm:
There is another identical product that's been on this forum before called OvaEasy...granulated eggs by Pleasant Hill Grain.  They have them in various packaged quantities, a French Toast mix, and a breadfast skillet version. 

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  You can usually find them in the backpacking food areas.  REI sells them in 12 egg pouches for $10, but you can often get the on sale for 20% off.  That is about $.83 per egg or $.67 on sale.  If you don't need a few dozen, that's not too bad.  They compare to the Hoosier Hill eggs at $.67/egg for about $.66 or $.74/egg, depending on how you buy them.  According to the label on the Hoosie Hill canister, it says 37 servings of 2 tbsp. each, which contradicts what the description says about 48 per pound.  The dozen OvaEasy come in a 4.5 oz pouch, which I've used for a few years now and has been accurate with the serving size/quantity per pack.  I use a food sealer to repackage them and seal up what I don't use for a trip.

As solopaddler says, they are darn near the same taste.  I did a side by side with fresh eggs, scrambled, and if you didn't know, you'd be hard pressed to tell they were not fresh.  Add in some pre-cooked bacon and you're in business.  I make a breakfast scramble with some packaged, dried hashbrowns, onion, diced pre-cooked bacon and a generous helping of cheese on top when everything else is done.  The hashbrowns take some time to brown up, but everything else goes quick.

pd

I might add that I've been using the OvaEasy Egg product for at least a half-dozen years and I find them to be a very acceptable substitute for regular eggs.  However, prepared as directed, I find the consistency of the finished product a bit "squeaky" in the "delivery" which can be compensated for by adding a bit of Nido instant milk powder that adds a tad of fat to the mixture.  To take it a step further, I'd say that prepared in this fashion, in the same skillet used to warm shelf-stable bacon, makes this concoction undistinguishable from real eggs.

In addition, if you have the patience for it, you can throw a few extra ingredients (onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc.) in the "batter" and leave out the stirring step, you can wind up with a very acceptable omelet.

Oh how we "suffer" in the field!!!  Wink

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Reply #7 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 6:07am
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I can personally testify to the high quality results attained using DentonDoc’s approach to fixing eggs!!  Frankly, the only time MY paddling  parties will even consider eating packaged freeze-dried eggs is when they are prepared using this method. Sadly, when I have tried any other way of doing it, most of my guys were gagging and spitting up their breakfast in the bushes all around camp....

My reputation as a “bad cook” generally precedes me. However,  when it comes to breakfast, I’m gaining some ground back!

Jimbo.  Cool
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 20th, 2018 at 6:35am
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Pine Knot (where did that dude go?) turned me on to Ova Easy eggs at a campsite a couple years ago.  I was very impressed. 

Going solo I figured I could cut weight with no frypan and have less mess with just oatmeal.  It works great but I'm a breakfast guy and life just seems too short. 
  
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