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Alternative to egg for breadcrumbing?

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SkydivingKittyCat Fri 07-Jun-19 21:41:12

Is breadcrumbing a word? It is now...

Trying to use a whole tin of tuna recipe wise for a 6 month old. Was thinking fishcake fingers as one use.

Usually to breadcrumb I'd dip in egg then breadcrumbs. DS appears to be allergic to egg. What else would be a suitable alternative?

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Aquamarine1029 Fri 07-Jun-19 21:46:29

You can simply dip the fish fingers into milk or cream. That should make the breadcrumbs stick fairly well.

SkydivingKittyCat Fri 07-Jun-19 21:53:17

I did wonder if milk would work.

Any other uses for tinned tuna other than pasta bake, gratefully received!

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Aquamarine1029 Fri 07-Jun-19 21:58:04

I make "tuna melties" sometimes. I made up the silly name, lol. I make a quick tuna salad with a bit of mayo, diced onion, diced celery. I then very lightly toast a slice of whole grain bread. Last step is to spread on the tuna, cover with a layer of cheese and then melt it under the broiler. Nothing fancy but it's good and my kids always loved them.

marcus2000 Fri 07-Jun-19 22:10:11

try a stiff bechamel sauce instead of egg ...

Wolfcubisthefemalenominal Fri 07-Jun-19 22:11:29

Pesto works

ExpletiveDelighted Fri 07-Jun-19 22:12:24

I was going to say mayo, that works really well but no good with an egg allergy. Trying to think of alternatives.

FrenchyQ Fri 07-Jun-19 22:12:28

Natural yoghurt works quite well

IdaDown Fri 07-Jun-19 22:18:44

Aquafaba?

It’s the juice from canned chickpeas. Don’t know if it would work but the egg is the (protein) glue and the chickpea juice has enough protein to whip into a meringue, so maybe worth giving it a try.

There’s a recipe for tuna fish cakes by Gordon Ramsey I used to make. DH liked them.

SkydivingKittyCat Fri 07-Jun-19 22:19:50

Maybe I'll have a little experiment and try a few options and see what works best

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BouleBaker Fri 07-Jun-19 22:20:14

Yoghurt works really well, or Creme Fraiche. Anything thick and sticky will do it.

SkydivingKittyCat Fri 07-Jun-19 22:23:29

I was wondering whether I just make the mix quite wet

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LifeIsGoodish Fri 07-Jun-19 22:26:53

Tunacado

It's tuna mayo made with avocado instead of mayonnaise. Really nice!

Simply mash a ripe avocado with lemon juice a a little black pepper, then mix it with the drained tin of tuna.

SkydivingKittyCat Fri 07-Jun-19 22:29:53

He loves avocado, will definitely try that

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canihaveacoffeeplease Sat 08-Jun-19 07:57:57

Milk works brilliantly, I'm a chef and we often use it in cases of allergy to egg

SapatSea Sat 08-Jun-19 10:22:20

MIlk or yoghurt is good but I find just pressing the fish or meat directly onto the crumbs works well too.

FusionChefGeoff Sat 08-Jun-19 11:19:02

Full fat creme fraiche is ace for breadcrumbing.

Also, tuna pasties using shop puff pastries - depending on how severe the egg reaction is. DS can't tolerate actual raw or cooked eggs but is ok with it as a cooked ingredient.

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 08-Jun-19 11:37:11

Tuna and sweetcorn quaesidilla go down well here. Need to use a good meaty cheese like mozzarella.
Will he eat tuna on a jacket potato or sweet potato?

SkydivingKittyCat Sat 08-Jun-19 12:48:47

Also, tuna pasties using shop puff pastries - depending on how severe the egg reaction is. DS can't tolerate actual raw or cooked eggs but is ok with it as a cooked ingredient

Have been told to avoid it completely. He came out in a rash (initially face but spead to almost full body) and swollen around his eyes. Was his first exposure too. I always thought allergies showed on second and subsequent exposures.

Been told to avoid it completely until he's seen the allergy team at the hospital

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SkydivingKittyCat Sat 08-Jun-19 12:49:17

Will he eat tuna on a jacket potato or sweet potato?

He eats anything it'd seem!

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Teddybear45 Sat 08-Jun-19 12:50:52

Chickpea flour mixed with a little water is really good for breadcrumbing.

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