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Replacing egg as a binder?

charlottecooks Jan 9, 2008 12:13 PM

I am cooking for vegetarians who do not eat eggs. One thing I'd like to make is a zucchini and carrot fritter- julienned strips help together with egg and cornstarch. Is there a way to bind these without the egg?

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    charlottecooks Jan 9, 2008 02:39 PM

    Thank you everyone! these are all wonderful ideas!

    1. sirregular Jan 9, 2008 02:29 PM

      The best substitute that I've used is one part soya flour, and one part arrowroot to two parts water. This should make for a good stickiness with the batter.

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      1. goodhealthgourmet Jan 9, 2008 02:20 PM

        ok, you're gonna think i'm crazy, but here's a vegan baking substitute for eggs that might actually work...

        Vegan Egg Replacer
        [makes equivalent of 16 eggs - 3 Tbsp = 1 egg]

        ¾ cup ground flax
        2¼ cups water

        bring water to a boil, add ground flaxseed, and let stand for 10 minutes. when it cools, it should be the consistency of egg whites or a lightly beaten egg. refrigerate in a tightly closed container for up to one week.

        if you only need a small amount, for each egg being replaced, combine 1 tablespoon ground flax with 2 tablespoons boiling water.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
          Den Jan 9, 2008 02:27 PM

          What is vegan egg replacer made from?

          1. re: Den
            goodhealthgourmet Jan 9, 2008 02:50 PM

            well, in the "recipe" i posted, it's obviously the flaxseed.

            but there are starch-based packaged products on the market. ener-g egg replacer is the most popular/common, and it's made with potato starch, tapioca starch, and thickeners/emulsifiers.

        2. TrishUntrapped Jan 9, 2008 12:41 PM

          Try making a batter with club soda or beer instead of eggs.

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