How to replace eggs in cutlets: just one ingredient that will make the dish perfect

Tetiana KoziukFood
Minced meat cutlets in a frying pan. Source: depositphotos.com

It would seem that eggs are the most important ingredient of the cutlet mince. They help the dish to hold its shape and not disintegrate. However, if the mince itself is already fatty and juicy, it is better to abandon eggs, using an alternative.

FoodOboz editorial staff has collected information and will tell you what to replace eggs in minced meat for cutlets.

What to replace eggs in cutlets

The simplest alternative to eggs in cutlets is oat flakes. They are practically not felt in the flavor, in addition, make the dish more tender and juicy. For cutlets, fine or medium grits are suitable.

Important: before adding the ingredient to the cutlets, the flakes should be poured with boiling water and left for a few minutes to infuse.

Foodblogger Julia Simonchuk(cook_julija_simonchuk) shared a recipe for eggless cutlets on her Instagram page.

Eggless cutlets recipe


  • chicken fillet - 600 g
  • hard cheese - 100 g
  • butter - 50 g
  • onion - 1 pc
  • garlic - 1 clove
  • breadcrumbs - 1 tbsp.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Put the onion and garlic in the blender bowl. Grind until smooth.

2. Next, add the chicken and blend again until smooth.

Stuffing for cutlets

3. Place the resulting mixture in a bowl, add room temperature oil, salt and pepper and grated cheese. Mix everything thoroughly.

4. Finally add breadcrumbs and mix.

What to add to cutlets to make them juicy

5. Form cutlets and fry on a frying pan. Done!

Earlier OBOZREVATEL wrote that you can add to cutlets instead of bread.

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