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Eggless Paleo binder in recipes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I am trying to eat paleo. I do most of the cooking in the house, and we have a roommate who'll eat anything, but he's sensitive to eggs (GI issues, not an allergy). We're also not huge egg eaters either. I get eggs and never seem to be able to use them up.

Is there an eggless paleo binder I can use in recipes?

For instance, I need a eggless paleo ranch dressing recipe.

I also need an alternative for egg a binder in salmon cakes, and paleo hash browns.

If it cannot be done, that's fine. As long as I can get away with as little egg as possible. Small amounts in commercial dressings don't seem to bother him much. The issue seems to be proportional to the amount of egg that is consumed.

Thanks in advanced!

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:57 PM

I would try feeding him three or four fried egg yolks and see if he responds negatively. As for the binder, I think the egg whites is the binding part of the egg -- but the mayo should still work!

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Didn't know there's a difference between the yolk and the whites. Learned something new. He seems to get more issues when there's a whole egg involved and he's definitely not allergic to chicken! Do you think just yolks would work for paleo hash browns (grated veg and egg)?

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Mayo is typically just the yolk, there is only one protein in the yolk (that I know of) which causes sensitivities in humans. This protein is also found in chicken meat. Given that you didn't mention sensitivities to chicken, I assumed his sensitivity was to the egg whites and not to the yolk. Does he have yolk sensitivities too?

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:17 PM

I go by feel. If the mixture feels too wet, I will add a bit of coconut flour and go from there. Sometimes I get a bit overzealous with the coconut flour and have to add some moisture. It doesn't impart any flavor, unless, of course, you go overboard. I've never used it to bread any meat, but I have used tapioca flour to bread liver.

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on August 21, 2012
at 04:05 PM

When I make stuffed peppers, I use coconut flour or cooked rice for the binder. I also add some tomato sauce or paste (depending on the mixture's looseness). I don't think you need to use any oil, though.

9426eec8c8385c90bdf843aa44bd5a4b

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:47 PM

When making salmon cakes and meat loaf, I'll need an oil and maybe some extra moisture? Does that sound about right? I have been contemplating getting some coconut flour for some time now. I actually do not use much bread or flour. If it's multipurpose, I'll justify it as a new kitchen staple. I also am considering using it for slow cooker liver and onions (brown first with fat and flour).

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Most Paleo Mayos have eggs. Are the Grapeseed and Safflower types of mayo, or oils to substitute the mayo with?

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:37 PM

coconut flour, an oil, and a little extra moisture to offset the coconut flour you say? would this work for the hash browns too?

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I use coconut flour as a binder. It works great. Don't go overboard with it though, it is VERY thirsty and will suck up all of the moisture if you use too much. I'd start with a small amount, blend, then add more if you need it.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:17 PM

I go by feel. If the mixture feels too wet, I will add a bit of coconut flour and go from there. Sometimes I get a bit overzealous with the coconut flour and have to add some moisture. It doesn't impart any flavor, unless, of course, you go overboard. I've never used it to bread any meat, but I have used tapioca flour to bread liver.

9426eec8c8385c90bdf843aa44bd5a4b

(200)

on August 21, 2012
at 03:47 PM

When making salmon cakes and meat loaf, I'll need an oil and maybe some extra moisture? Does that sound about right? I have been contemplating getting some coconut flour for some time now. I actually do not use much bread or flour. If it's multipurpose, I'll justify it as a new kitchen staple. I also am considering using it for slow cooker liver and onions (brown first with fat and flour).

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:05 PM

When I make stuffed peppers, I use coconut flour or cooked rice for the binder. I also add some tomato sauce or paste (depending on the mixture's looseness). I don't think you need to use any oil, though.

9426eec8c8385c90bdf843aa44bd5a4b

(200)

on August 21, 2012
at 03:37 PM

coconut flour, an oil, and a little extra moisture to offset the coconut flour you say? would this work for the hash browns too?

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on August 21, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I wonder if it is the quality of the eggs that is bothering him. Are you making sure to get soy free eggs? That can make a big difference in digestability.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Here's an egg free ranch dressing --

  • http://www.paleoeffect.com/recipes/paleo-ranch-dressing-paleo-effect/
  • http://www.paleotable.com/2011/01/paleo-ranch-dressing.html
  • http://cookingcaveman.tumblr.com/post/1382487702/hot-wings-two-ways
  • http://paleofood.com/dressing.htm#ranch

Actually I have a harder time finding a paleo ranch with eggs... Cannot vouch for it as I stick with oil and vinegar.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:57 PM

I would try feeding him three or four fried egg yolks and see if he responds negatively. As for the binder, I think the egg whites is the binding part of the egg -- but the mayo should still work!

9426eec8c8385c90bdf843aa44bd5a4b

(200)

on August 21, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Most Paleo Mayos have eggs. Are the Grapeseed and Safflower types of mayo, or oils to substitute the mayo with?

9426eec8c8385c90bdf843aa44bd5a4b

(200)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Didn't know there's a difference between the yolk and the whites. Learned something new. He seems to get more issues when there's a whole egg involved and he's definitely not allergic to chicken! Do you think just yolks would work for paleo hash browns (grated veg and egg)?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on August 21, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Mayo is typically just the yolk, there is only one protein in the yolk (that I know of) which causes sensitivities in humans. This protein is also found in chicken meat. Given that you didn't mention sensitivities to chicken, I assumed his sensitivity was to the egg whites and not to the yolk. Does he have yolk sensitivities too?

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8eecfc406b1dcdea77930cc58397621f

on August 21, 2012
at 03:24 PM

You can mix a couple tablespoons of water with a tablespoon of ground flax seed. Works great.

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