Over at PackitGourmet I had noted the Ova Easy egg mix a couple times and wondered if it would be worth buying. So I finally gave in and picked up a package on my last order.
Awhile back one of the forum members, Outamatches, sent me a neat gift: a one egg fry pan, tiny and light with a hand made lid.
The little pan weighs around 4 ounces with a super slick nonstick coating. It fits perfectly on a small canister stove with a long handle as well. You can find a similar one at Bed, Bath and Beyond and online at Amazon: T-Fal Total Nonstick 4-3/4-Inch One Egg Wonder Pan, Grey
So what I did was see how the egg mix worked – since so often powdered egg mixes come up lacking. This one was well touted so…I took the gamble.
I followed the package directions and placed 2 Tbsp egg mix in a snack size bag. I added in 3 Tbsp cool water to the bag, sealed tightly and shook the bag till everything was mixed up – check the corners, the powder likes to stay in them! I then let the eggs sit there for a couple minutes to meld. (Btw, this equals about 1 1/2 eggs)
I heated the pan over a very low flame (remember, nonstick pans are not meant to be blasted on high heat!) and added in a packet of olive oil:
I added in the liquid egg mixture and instantly it started cooking. Using a small spatula, I popped the edge of the setting eggs and allowed the still liquid part to run under – allowing everything to cook evenly.
As soon as it was set on the bottom and turning golden brown I flipped it over. No sticking, no muss.
It only took a couple minutes from start to finish to have fresh scrambled eggs. They both smelled and tasted like fresh eggs. Add some pepper, maybe a pinch of salt and you are good to go. The stable texture of the eggs would work in making a flat biscuit of eggs to use in a breakfast sandwich or in a burrito. It also would work well added to fried rice, Pad Thai, etc.
I have more recipes coming where I use these eggs. They are the best powdered eggs I have yet to find! And they contain nothing but eggs. How refreshing! The bag is shelf stable as well, you do not need to refrigerate after opening. The bag has a built in zip top as well. They are not cheap at $10.49 for the equivalent of 12 eggs, but well worth it.
Neat side note is the company behind Ova is Nutriom and they are based out of Washington State.
As for the tiny pan, it will be seeing a lot more use! It is a great tool and I see a lot of potential for the lid – pan biscuits for one? Yes!