On Monday I decided I would try dehydrating eggs since I was excited by the Daily YouTube – Dehydrating Raw Eggs video I watched recently. I even decided to buy really fresh eggs from a local supplier. Unfortunately, this experiment turned into an epic failure (that is what the kids say these day, isn’t it?).
Even though I purchased three dozen eggs, I had no idea what to really expect so I did something smart and started with only dehydrating one dozen eggs. I went about as instructed and blended the eggs really super well in order to aerate them. I then (cautiously) poured blended eggs directly onto the pyrex sheets of my Excalibur dehydrator.
Since I figured it might spill over I was careful with pouring the mixture and choose not to pour it all the way to the sides. I then carefully slid the trays into the dehydrator and was pleased with my efforts. Things were going well.
Yeah, that’s when it all went wrong. Now, I’m not sure what happened precisely. Suffice it to say that the picture above says it all–and that’s after I’d already cleaned up a portion of the mess. Eggs simply started pouring out the front for minutes on end. I was NOT happy.
After a lengthy cleanup and probably a few curse words, I wondered if the dehydrate was level or not. It was, in fact, completely level. Of course, my wife had a few choice comments of her own (I probably deserve a few hundred more from her) and the worst part is that I didn’t even get to dehydrate my eggs.
Now, I’m on the lookout for some very shallow 12″x12″ pans that have a slight lip so that I can try it again someday.