If you have an egg allergy or are avoiding eggs for another reason, these flax eggs work well in recipes that use eggs as a binder. Buy your flax seeds whole and store them in the refrigerator to avoid oxidation of the delicate oils. Use a coffee grinder or spice grinder to grind your flax seed.
makes 1 flax egg
1 Tbsp. freshly ground flax seeds
3 Tbsp. filtered water
Combine ground flax seeds and filtered water in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork and let stand for 5-10 minutes, until water is absorbed and it has a texture similar to egg whites.