Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
Of course, some people don't like to cook with alcohol for one reason or another - and that's usually the 2nd ingredient on most cans.
WOW! I had no idea I was using alcohol whenever I would use Pam! I went and looked, and sure enough, "grain alcohol" is the second ingredient. Very interesting. I checked another can I have - it's called Professional Bak-Klene All Purpose - and here's it's ingredients: "...a blend of homogenized blend of Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lecithin, Wheat Starch, Natural Flavor, and Propellant." That doesn't sound as bad, except for the propellant part, and that sounds kind of scary.
As far as cooking egg whites goes, just do the little bit of oil in the pan like Michael suggested. It works perfectly.