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Old 06-27-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Cooking egg whites

How do I cook egg whites while on a cutting diet?

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Old 06-27-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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I don't understand "cutting diet". What are you trying to cut?
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:43 PM   #3
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Im trying to cut fat.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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Get a teflon coated pan - spray with something like the Parkway butter spray or something similar (look for something lower in fat) - egg whites cook great in this. Just cook on the slow side versus all out high temp.
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I don't understand "cutting diet". What are you trying to cut?
Silly, it's where you are in charge of cutting everything at a VERY busy restaurant and they never let you eat!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2005, 11:17 PM   #6
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Silly, it's where you are in charge of cutting everything at a VERY busy restaurant and they never let you eat!!!!!
Grasshopper has once again been enlightened by the elfen one!

To add to what elf said .... the nonstick cooking sprays are only 0% fat IF you only use the "serving size" on the can ... that's usually only 1/3 of a second of spray. And, it's not really 0%, it's just below 0.5% - so it can be "labeled" as being 0% by the packaging laws. 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.

Save some money - forget the sprays. Like Elf said - use a non-stick coated pan .... preheat it on medium, add about a scant teaspoon of cooking oil, and then wipe it around inside with a paper towel real good.
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thanks a lot guys.
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I found a pump bottle Michael - I'm pretty sure it's Parkay but not 100% - a couple pumps usually does the trick. I don't think the pump bottles contain alcohol, do they?

I like the oil trick - you could even use just a tad of something like Smart Beat to give it that butter flavor?

ok, just checked - it's I Can't Believe It's Not Butter - while it has no alcohol it does have some stuff I can't pronounce? lol All the nutritional values are 0%.
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:25 AM   #9
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Thanks, Elf - if you haven't noticed - I have a real problem with the US "Nutritional" labeling laws - bacause they can be manipulated and misleading. I haven't seen the "pump" stuff - just the "sprays" like PAM. I'll have to check them (pumps) out.
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:39 AM   #10
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You may could microwave them. I make scrambled eggs in the microwave all the time. I have never tried just the whites.
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