Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An interesting egg substitute



Image: http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/greenliving/uploads/2015/04/aquafaba1.jpg



I just learned about aguafaba, having read this blog:

http://food52.com/blog/13271-a-magical-new-egg-replacement-that-s-already-in-your-pantry?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+food52-TheAandMBlog+%28The+A%2BM+Blog%29


Here's another link to try:
http://aquafaba.com/

I've read that eggs are going for $7/doz in parts of the US. Cooks need to get creative!

9 comments:

Carrie A. said...

Walgreens has eggs on sale this week for $1.29. Plus Aldi's here had eggs for $1.69.
I'm sure prices vary based on region. I am in Central Florida.

Sandie Apuzzo said...

A tablespoon of soy flour and a tablespoon of water can also replace a whole egg in baking.

Baroness Prudent Spending said...

Thanks for posting this! I am really curious if this will work with chickpeas made in a slow cooker. Hmmm...I'll be making them in about a week or so and will definitely try using the left over water. Very exciting! ~ Pru

CTMOM said...

Carrie, I compare the price of eggs at Aldi's to what Dollar Tree is selling an 8 count package for (equates $1.50/doz), If the price difference between the 2 sizes is 12 cents or less, the larger eggs are a better bargain. Aldi's was asking $1.69, so DT was my source for cooking eggs. I still treat us to organic, free range eggs from my former OBGyn and his nurse who are "gentleman/lady" farmers. He's retired, she still works. They are friends, not a couple, not that it matters. : ) I pay $4 for the organic, SUnday bfst eggs. And yes, there is a difference.

Sandy, yes, I learned that trick from Amy Dacyczyn I think. I still have soy flour on hand, too.

Baroness-I haven't tried this latest trick yet, but it sounds promising!

Belinda said...

My sister mentioned that some restaurants were closing for breakfast because they were unable to get enough of the eggs they needed to serve for breakfast. I am wishing we still had our chickens.

CTMOM said...

Belinda-scary-no? Luckily, we haven't seen the issues that have plagued the egg producers out West and I still have lots of options for easy access to local, free range, organic eggs. I also continue to buy the cheapo eggs for baking/hard boiling.

CTMOM said...

Belinda-scary-no? Luckily, we haven't seen the issues that have plagued the egg producers out West and I still have lots of options for easy access to local, free range, organic eggs. I also continue to buy the cheapo eggs for baking/hard boiling.

Belinda said...

Scary, yes indeed. Hopefully neither of us will see any of that.

Shanna said...

$7 a dozen? Now that's a scary price. Do you remember where this was at? I'm so grateful that our Walgreen's here in Northern Indiana has eggs this wk for $1.29 doz with no limit. I bought 8 doz & while that seems like a lot with my 2 boys I'll be lucky to make that last 3 wks. I've told them to slow down on the egg eating bc of prices. Our eggs are anywhere from $2.49- to over $3 for reg eggs & close to $5 for organic in the grocery stores. We also lucked out & our Aldi had milk $1.69 gal this wk, limit 6. I bought 3 since I already had 2 in my fridge. Every now & then they have a sale like this & I love it!!! It sure is getting harder & harder to feed a family nowadays :(