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I was going to make meatballs but i have no eggs

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MV Mar 10, 2005 07:50 PM

Can this be done?

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    Wayne Keyser Mar 10, 2005 10:51 PM

    Good heavens, yes - I never use eggs in meatballs or meat loaf. They hold together just fine.

    Maybe if you're making itty bitty ones you'd have a problem, but average-size ones should be no trouble.

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      Scottie Mar 11, 2005 06:51 AM

      Lightly soak sm.diced fresh bread with (whole)milk and incorporate well

      1. f
        foodiex2 Mar 11, 2005 02:32 PM

        Use shredded mozzerella cheese along with bread crumbs, tomato paste and milk as a binder.

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          Wendy Lai Mar 11, 2005 04:13 PM

          when I forgot to add eggs once, it sort of fell apart, not complete, but definitly not round.

          but in chinese meat balls (lion head etc.) it doesn't call for eggs. Instead, the meat is mixed until it's really sticky and then it hold itself together...but it might not be a good idea for American meatballs :)

          1. j
            jtc Mar 13, 2005 12:19 AM

            i never use eggs in my meatballs. A hamburger patty stays together just fine without eggs, why would a meatball be much different?

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