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Powdered eggs

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Postby didds » November 19th, 2020, 8:36 am

I'vwe only tioday realised/learned you can still buy powdered eggs.

Does anybody here use such a thing? Who might use them - caterers maybe? People withoput a gridge - permanenet campervan dwellers?

merely intrigued as I thought they were a WW2 rationing thing that had just died out :-)

UPDATE: Ive also now learned that there is such a thing as powdered stilton cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby swill453 » November 19th, 2020, 8:42 am

I think generally we have no idea what goes into processed foods. For example, most of the eggs I see on supermarket shelves are free range, so it seems to me that consumers choose them when they have a choice.

Yet they're next to a whole aisle of cakes, where I've never seen "free range eggs" listed in the ingredients. I'd hazard a guess that the manufacturers just use what's cheapest - which may well be powdered.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby Imbiber » November 19th, 2020, 9:14 am

If you have ever had scrambled egg for breakfast in an hotel

https://www.brake.co.uk/dairy/eggs/valu ... egg/p/3140

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby James » November 19th, 2020, 10:02 am

As part of our Covid/Brexit/Zombie apocalypse preparations, we bought some vegan powdered egg substitute. It will survive a direct nuclear strike and seems to last forever, but is actually perfectly okay to use for baking etc. Haven't yet dared to try it for scrambled eggs, however.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby johnstevens77 » November 19th, 2020, 11:01 am

Imbiber wrote:If you have ever had scrambled egg for breakfast in an hotel

https://www.brake.co.uk/dairy/eggs/valu ... egg/p/3140


Your link was to liquid eggs, a very different product. Nothing wrong with liquid eggs, in fact on a much smaller scale, one could say that I use liquid egg at home when I cook off the remaining egg wash left over from baking pastry. (Even as now, it has been in the fridge 4 days).

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby kempiejon » November 19th, 2020, 11:50 am

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/281756520411532501/
We used to have long eggs at a venue I worked, came in a tube about 30cm long white on the outside, yolk in the middle and was cut into 2cm slices fried on the griddle and served in a muffin.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby Rhyd6 » November 20th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Oh 'eck it's a re-run of the war. I remember powdered eggs first time around and they won't be something I'll ever put on my shopping list.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby stewamax » November 25th, 2020, 10:56 am

The 1940s full-cream Ostermilk 2 in a tall pale-dirty-blue/off-white can I was brought up on did me no (apparent) harm.
Unlike our poor bath that was regularly scrubbed by my mother with viciously-abrasive pink Chemico from a squat pink tin; the pre-WW2 bath enamel wasn't thick enough and the undercoat (or was it galvanized steel) showed through in patches. Being in a hard water area, the alternative was dried scum.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 25th, 2020, 12:17 pm

I can still remember my late dad's stories about powdered egg during the war years. Sounds awful

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby stewamax » November 25th, 2020, 1:07 pm

On Fridays in WW2 both powdered egg and canned snoek were indicated. My mother remembered snoek as 'just horrid'.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby James » November 25th, 2020, 1:21 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:I can still remember my late dad's stories about powdered egg during the war years. Sounds awful

To be fair, food science, like most other things, has moved on a bit in the past 75 years.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby Rhyd6 » November 25th, 2020, 3:22 pm

Mum only tried snoek once, apparently it was tinned whale meat - ugh! I too was brought up on Ostermilk, thank you for reminding me of the name I'd been trying in vain to recall it. We were very lucky to live in the country so had planty of "wild" food to hand. Dad was in the Home Guard and most nights when he was on duty up the mountain watching for planes heading to Liverpool he brought home a rabbit for the pot.

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby 6Tricia » November 25th, 2020, 4:06 pm

1945 - school lunches. Brilliant orange scrambled eggs and Spam or whale mince/horse meat with cabbage and boiled potatoes, usually followed by rice pudding or spotted dick! I've probably forgotten other - equally disgusting menus - but the stodgy eggs and the grey of the whale mince have stuck in my mind :evil: .

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby AleisterCrowley » November 25th, 2020, 4:22 pm

Whale meat. As sung about by Vera Lynn

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Re: Powdered eggs

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Postby gvonge » November 25th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:Mum only tried snoek once, apparently it was tinned whale meat - ugh!
R6


It's a fish, not whale meat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyrsites


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