So…you or your child can’t have egg. It’s obvious that eggs benedict, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon are no longer on your brunch menu! But…egg and egg protein can show up in a lot of places so you need to keep an eye out. ‘Vegan’ baked goods are now your friend. There are lots around these days so you’re in luck.
Nobody is going to be daft enough to serve you scrambled eggs but they might forget the following:
Egg is used as a glaze on pastry so always check, brioche is covered in egg as well.
Egg is the standard binding agent in cakes and cookies so most baked goods are out unless you can check the ingredients and you’re sure they are Vegan
Vegans are your friends – look for vegan bakeries for stuff your child can eat
Soups often seem to have egg in them so don’t assume all is okay – this is particularly true for Asian inspired dishes.
Pasta is not necessarily okay, nor are noodles. You must check that they are egg free.
Many ice creams have egg.
Most breaded/crumbed fish/chicken has egg (the meat in dipped in it first to help bind the coating).
Pancakes and batters will have egg
Mayonnaise is made with egg
Meringues are eggs.
Yorkshire puddings have eggs (and milk…and gluten)
Carbonara sauce has eggs as do custard tarts and quiches.
Most pate’s have egg – go to Waitrose for egg/milk free Pork/Onion pate, Smooth Brussels pate from the Essentials range.
You can find Egg Free mayo at Goodness Direct, JS and Holland and Barrett
Egg replacer is available at Goodness Direct, JS and Holland and Barrett
Egg replacer works in baking but the vegan recipes are better as they are designed to be egg free – I use egg replacer in all manner of baking. There are now two types – the type for baking (organ) and the type for creating scrambled egg (vegan egg). The type for recreating scrambled eggs can be used in quiches etc.
Some vaccines are egg based, as are some anesthetics – always alert medical staff of an egg allergy.