Egg Substitutes

Egg Substitutes

This article provides an overview of Eggs, what they taste like, their availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make Egg substitutes.

What are Eggs?

Female animals lay eggs from many different species, the most common for human consumption is from chickens. The egg consists of an outer protective shell, a semi-liquid inside, and a yolk. Eggs can be cooked in various ways, including boiled, fried, pouched, and scrambled. Eggs are also important in cooking to bind a mixture together.

What do Eggs taste like?

Depending on how eggs are cooked they have a slightly different taste. The white outer part (egg white) has a much firmer and bland taste and the yolk has a smoother and richer taste. However, they are often mixed together when cooked and seasoned to give a mildly sweet and earthy taste.

Are Eggs readily available in Supermarkets?

Eggs are a household item that should be readily available in various types and sizes in all supermarkets and convenience stores.

What are some alternative names for Eggs?

There is no alternative name for eggs, however, they may be referred to as the way they are cooked, for example, fried eggs. When generically labeled as ‘eggs’ they will almost certainly be chicken eggs, and other eggs such as quail, etc are labeled specifically as such.

What is a good substitute for eggs in recipes?

Eggs are quite unique and hard to replicate however there are still a number of good substitutes for Eggs. These include:

  • In cooking such as stir-frys
    • Tofu has become increasingly popular as a vegan alternative
  • In baking such as cakes, muffins, etc