Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Seattle, WA, USA.
Interest: Backpacking, cycling, rock climbing, cooking, eating, snowshoeing, general hiking, easy scrambles, photography, mycology
The thought of powdered eggs generally makes my stomach turn. The first time I tried them was on a family camping trip as a kid, and they were served plain. It was among the most vile meals I'd eaten. Never touched powdered eggs again until climbing Shasta in '99. The guide service provided meals, and guess what morning 1 breakfast was? Yepper, powdered eggs. The guides dressed it up with chunks of pepper jack cheese melted into it. That made it much more tolerable, almost good. Sat a bit like a rock in the stomach, but other than that, it wasn't bad.
In 2001, Otter and I picked up a packaged Omelette at the Sunrise visitor's center the day we came off the Wonderland trail. It was horrendous. Powdered eggs and cheese, and Freeze Dried veggies, none of which rehydrated or cooked together well. Sat like a rock in the stomach again, and we were tempted to chuck it after one bite (if we weren't so damn hungry).
Personally, I'd try to avoid powdered eggs at almost any cost. If you are going to have them, get just the eggs, don't go with any of the fancy stuff like omelettes. Fortify the eggs with real food (chunks of cheese, veggies, tortillas, sauces, etc.)