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Egg beaters instead of egg whites salt crust

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ski break Dec 29, 2010 08:37 AM

Hi
I want to do a whole Branzino roasted in salt. It calls to mix 3 lbs of kosher salt with 5 egg whites. Anyone know whether i could substitute egg whites with Egg Beaters...not sure why not but don't want to destroy the fish either.

Thanks,

SB

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: ski break Dec 29, 2010 08:54 AM

    you only want the whites to hold the salt together. why are you averse to using them?

    aren't egg beaters supposedly whole eggs? you'll wind up with very salty baked scrambled eggs on top of your fish with this.

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      Cathy RE: ski break Dec 29, 2010 09:02 AM

      You can buy egg whites only right next to the Egg Beaters.

      Whites are used to hold the salt together. Whites won't cook/burn the way yolks will when the fish is cooking.

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        ski break RE: Cathy Dec 29, 2010 10:14 AM

        Egg Beaters are the whites but they have preservatives in them. I know the function of the whites but not crazy about throwing the yolks out or freezing them..maybe I should do a mousse :-))

        Thanks very much and happy New Year ...doing this dish for NYE dinz!

        SB

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          Cathy RE: ski break Dec 29, 2010 10:25 AM

          No. Egg Beaters are made with real eggs, although I think they are 90% whites. That is why they are yellow in color. There is some yolk.

          They also sell 100% whites...
          http://www.eggbeaters.com/products.jsp

          Right next to the regular and flavored Egg Beaters.

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            hotoynoodle RE: ski break Dec 29, 2010 10:34 AM

            give the yolks to the dog, if you have one, or make extra delicious scrambled eggs for yourself. yolks are where it's at for flavah.

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