Cooking without eggs
The role of eggs in cooking and baking is usually to stick the other ingredients together.
In recipes containing but one egg, it can usually be taken out without having any affect on the dish. In other cases, there are other ways to glue the ingredients together:
Mashed potatoes can be used for gluing vegetable pancakes and fritters, as well as for pies. Same goes to potato flour. Corn flour is great for gluing dumplings, and chick-pea flour is great for gluing fried dishes (this is the base, as you know, for falafel). Also regular flour can be used to hold ingredients together, as well as raw tehini (sesame paste – not the sauce made from it), cooked pea mash, soy flour and peanut butter. If banana works for a dish, you can replace each of the eggs in the recipe with half a banana, puréed to "eggish" texture.
In cakes, eggs have the job of giving them the airy texture. Recipes for egg free cakes use soda powder and vinegar instead of eggs.
Even typical egg dishes, like scrambled egg and omelet have egg-free alternatives.
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Egg Replacing Alternatives
When cooking without eggs, one can use the following table. Each of the options is equivalent to one egg:
- 60g apple puree, unsweetened – can also be a healthier replacement for oil
- 60g cooked beans mashed in the food-processor with a little water
- 60g potato mash with a little water
- 60g Tofu mashed in a food-processor with a little water
- 6og peanut butter with a little water
- 60g raw tehini with a little water
- 1 spoon of soda powder with 1 spoon of vinegar (15 ml) – supplies the airness for a cake
- 1 spoon (15g) of flax seeds with 3 spoons of water – grind in food processor. Can be kept in the freezer.
- A mix of 1 spoon of chick-pea flour and 1.5 spoons of oil, with 0.5 spoons of baking powder and 2 spoons of water
- Half a banana – pureed to "eggish" textutre