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Had anyone tried the Neat meat replacer products? What do you use… 
18th-Jul-2014 04:20 pm
Had anyone tried the Neat meat replacer products? What do you use instead of egg, do you need it as more of a binder or for texture?
18th-Jul-2014 10:14 pm (UTC) - I haven't heard of these
Who makes Neat? Is it dry or refrigerated or frozen?
18th-Jul-2014 10:58 pm (UTC) - Re: I haven't heard of these
I think it it's own company? It only says Neat on the package. I've never seen it in Wisconsin where I live, but I picked some up while vacationing in Pennsylvania. The only ingredients are pecans, garbanzo beans, organic whole grain gluten free cornmeal, sea salt and spices. Neat Food. It's a dry mix that comes in a packet.

Edited at 2014-07-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
19th-Jul-2014 12:13 am (UTC) - Re: I haven't heard of these
In the future, you could include a link, for the benefit of those who might not know what you're talking about. For instance, I don't know where the Neat products might come from. I found this link, and that's helpful; the company is located in Lancaster, PA, of all places.

The egg is for a binder; you can mix up a 1-egg portion of Ener-G™ Egg Replacer, or even use "The Vegg™" for a yolky, rich flavor and texture.

Edited at 2014-07-19 02:07 am (UTC)
19th-Jul-2014 11:52 am (UTC)
Never heard of Neat.

To replace egg, it depends on why. For binders I have used tofu, pumpkin, banana, nut butters, ground flaxseed/water mixture, chia seeds, etc. For a leavener, I have used cornstarch, egg replacer, baking soda and salt and also vinegar or lemon juice in the same recipe, that sort of thing. I think egg replacer can even be used for egg whites.

I make "egg salad" sandwiches using mashed chickpeas and homemade vegan mayo (I blend blanched almonds and light coconut milk and turmeric and cider vinegar). I make omelets using chickpea flour (besan flour) and water and cook it like a pancake and add spices and fillings and fold it over. You can also blend tofu and either the vegg or nutritional yeast and spices and make a batter that can be used for omelets also.
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