Egg Substitution : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Need to know what I can use, if fresh eggs are not availabe. Not interested in the freeze dried kind. Thanks Judy

-- Judy (, July 29, 1999


You do not say what you want to use eggs for. Eggs can easily be stored for several months. The simpliest way is to freeze them, if you have back up power for your freezer. Just take two to four eggs and break into a half pint mason jar, stir a little, add salt, and put lid on and freeze. They will stay fresh that way for six months or more. Another way is to take a fresh egg, like one day old and never washed, coat the out side with crisco and store in a cool dark place. They will last a couple of months that way. Eggs from the store will not work for they have been washed and are on average two weeks old when you buy them. I am storing my eggs inside a feather lined mobile storage unit which only requires a little corn and water a day.

Apple sauce can be used in making cakes instead of eggs.

-- chicken farmer (chicken-farmer@, July 29, 1999.

Depends on what you want the eggs for. I used to use eggs only in baking (muffins, etc), and I substitute applesauce or another pureed fruit for the eggs. Sometimes I use dried eggwhite instead. I find that apart from this use, we get along pretty well without eggs! Healthier, too, IMO. If I were an fresh egg lover, I would get a couple of chickens this fall. (Food preps are so much simpler for vegetarians!)

-- judy (, July 29, 1999.

You might try, as a back up to real eggs:

"Scrambelettes" (whole eggs) and "Just Whites" by Deb El Foods (Elizabeth-NJ).

Each can contains either 10 whole eggs or 21 Just Whites --- for baking --- in powder form.

Its patuerized and easy to use. I found mine near the real eggs at a grocery store after checking 5 or 6 places.

I coudn't find "powdered eggs" anyplace, but thats what this stuff is.

-- Jon Johnson (, July 29, 1999.

Whole powdered eggs:

-- Old Git (, July 30, 1999.

Just for baking goodies on recipes that call for eggs. I heard the dry kind goes bad after opening the container. I'll try the applesauce suggestion when making brownies this weekend & let you know how they turned out. Thanks alot for all your thoughts & ideas. Judy

-- Judy (, July 30, 1999.

Pumpkin can also be used for eggs in receipes. Applesauce is common in low fat diets.

-- Moore Dinty moore (, July 30, 1999.

Blended or ground flax seed works well in baked goods.

-- Susie (, August 02, 1999.

How much applesauce is used as substitute for one egg?

-- (, August 04, 1999.

Made brownies over the weekend using 2 Tbl spoons of applesauce for for 2 eggs called for on package. I couldn't taste any difference in the brownies & neither could my husband & kids. Plan on ckg. out the small bottles of babyfood apple sauce, saw 12 @ $2 Gerber's on sale. Thanks everyone for taking the time & effort to answer my ? Judy

-- Judy (, August 04, 1999.

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