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I found a burger recipe that calls for egg whites. Is there a vegan substitute I could use, please? Thanks.
 

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I haven't done this personally before, but I've read several places that silken tofu makes a good binder for veggie burgers. let me know how it works out!
 

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Where's the recipe from? Or rather, does it have other binders in it (like oatmeal, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, that kinda thing)? Sometimes (like in the new issue of Food Network Magazine's veggie burger recipe) it may be doable just leaving out the egg white. If there are other binders in there. (That recipe has like 3 binders in it! Sometimes the egg is there just because people will expect it.)
 

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ener-G would be just fine also. It's not just a white replacer, but a whole egg replacer. They probably used egg whites in the recipe to reduce the fat/cholesterol amt in it, instead of the whole eggs....or they didn't want that much liquid going into the recipe.
 

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Where's the recipe from? Or rather, does it have other binders in it (like oatmeal, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, that kinda thing)? Sometimes (like in the new issue of Food Network Magazine's veggie burger recipe) it may be doable just leaving out the egg white. If there are other binders in there. (That recipe has like 3 binders in it! Sometimes the egg is there just because people will expect it.)</div>
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I got it out of a book called, "Veggie Burgers Every Which Way" by Lukas Volger. It has 2 tablespoons peanut butter in it, and 1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.
 

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Soy protein powder works incredibly well as a binder, but make sure it's vegan, since some are produced with or around non-vegan products. For example, I'm not sure about the Whole Foods brand, since it says it's vegetarian, but also has a note below it that states it is produced in a facility with (a few things), including fish flakes. I'm not sure how that's vegan, but that choice is up to you.<br><br>
Seriously, it's like glue.
 

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couverture, most people don't freak over the "manufactured in a plant that shares equipment" statement....it's more for allergy purposes, but to each their own. It's for cross contamination purposes if people are allergic to something.<br><br>
The enerG would work fine then I'd think in this case. You could even try the flax egg if you don't have any.
 

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I put off buying egg replacer for a long time because I thought it wouldn't work that well, but it's really very good.
 

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couverture, most people don't freak over the "manufactured in a plant that shares equipment" statement....it's more for allergy purposes, but to each their own. It's for cross contamination purposes if people are allergic to something.</div>
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I agree, but just thought it was worth pointing out.
 

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<div class="quote-block">It has 2 tablespoons peanut butter in it, and 1/2 cup toasted bread crumbs.</div>
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That could be enough. I'm not experienced enough with burgers to say for sure, but looks like enough to try just leaving the egg out. One helpful hint - make your patties, put them on a sheet pan and leave in the fridge for a few hours before trying to cook them. Don't grill, though. They'll fall through the cracks. Pan fry or bake for better results.<br><br>
Flax snot (OK, my term for it) would work well I think if leaving the egg out doesn't work.
 

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^^^unless you grill on aluminum foil instead.
 

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Thanks, everyone. I hope this works.
 
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