Cooking Without Eggs

If you suffer from an egg intolerance life can be difficult. There are eggs in so many foods. This makes avoiding them hard.

How to replace eggs with other ingredients

For example, if you go out for fried chicken the chances are you will have to stick to the chips. Why? That is because egg is likely to have been used to make the batter stick to the chicken. Eggs are used to bind things together that means they are in most sausages and beef burgers often it is used to thicken sauces, so practically any meal that comes with a sauce will include eggs.

Eat at home initially when you need to avoid eggs

If you are trying to avoid eating eggs the best approach is to eat mostly at home. However, even that can prove problematic because most recipes include eggs as a key ingredient.

Fortunately, in most cases you can get around this issue by following the tips below:

Use egg whites instead of a whole egg

egg whitesSurprisingly many people find that they can actually eat egg whites. This is because their body can easily digest the proteins contained in the egg white, but cannot handle those contained in the yolk.

If you are one of those people, simply use the white from two eggs in place of a whole egg. This works exceptionally well.


How to replace eggs when baking

Baked goods contain many eggs, but, fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives. Here are a few of them:

Use silken tofu – in soft and sticky baked goods like brownies replacing an egg with a ¼ cup of silken tofu works well.

Applesauce – replacing an egg with a 1/3 cup of applesauce works, other fruit purees are good too, but be aware of how wet the mix is. For example, pear puree is wetter than applesauce. Bananas work too, but they impart a strong flavour, so you need to think before you use them.

Soy yoghurt – ¼ cup of yoghurt works as a replacement for an egg. Soy yoghurt is normally best because it is less likely to split, but you can use all kinds. The best approach is to experiment. If you are making bread yoghurt is an especially good substitute for eggs.

Vegetable oil – in crispy baked goods like cookies replacing an egg with ¼ cup of vegetable oil works well. Just be sure not to use oil with a strong flavour.

You will have to experiment a bit, but with a bit of practice you will soon be converting your favourite recipes to egg-free recipes.