Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Jul 23, 2008 01:32 PM

Eggless, dairyless recipe suggestions?

Hi all,

One of my best friends is severly egg and milk allergic. He comes over for dinner quite often, and I am running out of things to serve him! Usually I cook asian dishes, however, it would be nice to serve something "western" every once in a while. Do you have any recipes or "substitution tricks" that you can enlighten me with?

Things that I have tried already:
grated mountain yam instead of egg and bread crumbs for binding (very soft and slimy)
grated potatoes for binding
soba noodles
non-dairy cheese
olive oil instead of butter
being paranoid and reading the ingredients off the label at least 4 times before purchase

Anything would help, really!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Beans are good for thickening soups and stews. It's a little hot for those right now, but keep it in mind for the fall.

    Check out gyoza skins and wonton wrappers. Many are made with just flour and water. You could make Westernized pot stickers like pulled pork with BBQ dipping sauce, or ravioli with a ratatouille filling.

    Don't forget tofu. The silken and exra silken can be used in sweet and savory dishes. I bet there's a conversion site somewhere for what one egg would be in silken tofu. I'll see if I can find something. Vegan sites are also very helpful with substitutions.

    1. Not so sure about the egg part, but my son cannot have dairy. He drinks rice milk. I don't have any specific suggestions, but I have cooked some things using rice milk and they come out okay, as long as its not like a pudding. Soy products are another option. When I give my son (age 22 months) a piece of soy cheese, he throws it on the floor (and I can't blame him!). But when it's melted in something, it's completely fine.

      1. How about a nice steak dinner or roast chicken or good fish filet, with skinny sweet potato wedges roasted in olive oil w/ S&P and maybe a bit of cajun spice, a nice tossed salad with a vinagrette dressing. Dessert can be tofutti with a great warm sauce made from base made of chutney with brown sugar added and bit of coconut milk, if necessary.