I am a little confused about beating the egg whites with a hand mixer. I used 12 large egg whites as the recipe says. However, I did not add cream of tartar as I have none. I have been beating these egg whites for almost 40 minutes with an electric hand mixer and I still have not yet come to the consistency as your photo shows for stiff egg whites. So my questions are, is this amount of time normal for beating the egg whites? And what amount of time would you recommend if this is not the normal amount of time?


Hi John, You could possible try a hand mixer in a bowl instead of the food processor, but I haven’t tried it, so can’t vouch for the results. Most likely the bread would not be as tall because the mixer would completely deflate the first half of the egg whites when you add them to the batter. The second half should be folded so that part will be find. If you try with a bowl and hand mixer, let me know how that goes.

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I had the same problem. Everything blended beautifully, rose in oven, then fell. Toothpick came out clean after 45 min of baking. I let it cool and then cut into it this morning and it has raw spots throughout the loaf. I am so disappointed because I killed a dozen eggs to make it and really don’t want to do it again. I wonder if the oven needs to be warmer and the cooking time needs to be increased? 

Fish cakes can be a great meal to serve for the whole family and since these ones are quick and easy to make, they could become a go-to for midweek dinners. This recipe uses canned salmon which can usually be found cheaper than fresh but still has all the flavor you would expect. These can be served with a salad, salsa or sauce or you can simply tuck in as they are!

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I had the same effect but I used the same pan. The issue I had was the egg whites. I beat them with a mixer for 2 minutes with the cream of tartar and still couldn’t get them whipped. I’d say they were half whipped. I gave up and put them in the loan pan anyway. The bread looked the same and tasted great but it was somewhat spongy. I’m wondering if the egg whites really wouldn’t whip because I didn’t realize they had to be room temp. The bread is great but it won’t hold up for sandwiches. Any tips on egg whipping? I felt egg defeated today!
The two major issues that will lead to a flat loaf is not whipping the egg whites and gently folding them in OR using almond meal instead of a finely ground almond flour. If you’ve tried everything and they don’t seem to be working for you, the next best option will be to make a larger recipe. Try making 1.5x this recipe (it’s easy to do using the servings slide bar) and you’ll have a much larger loaf.

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I don’t comment on recipes often. Maybe 5 times in my life. But I made this tonight, and it is some of the best chicken I’ve ever made; keto or not. One thing I changed, and one I would change next time. I noticed that the recipe called for the skin to be removed. I left the skin on half, and took it off half. I preferred it with the skin. Your mileage may vary. The thing I would change: I would cut the thyme in half next time. It was a little more prevalent than my tastes prefer. But not enough to give this any less than 5 stars! 

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So, I’m newer to cooking, for sure, but I’ve been using your website to expand my horizons while on the keto diet, and I LOVE it! This chicken was amazing. I’ve done various pieces of chicken with it, and it’s perfect! I get that little crunch that I miss for sure. I’ve been cooking for my boyfriend so much more now, and he’s loving it. He’s normally the chef in the relationship, but I’m switching things up. Love your recipes and I look forward to trying so many more. Thank you so much for all your ideas! They are massively appreciated by this novice chef! Bless you!

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Hi Anita, I double checked my carton egg whites. 3/4 cup of egg whites is equivalent to 4 large whole eggs, not 4 large egg whites. Mine has a chart for converting whole eggs, and the conversion for egg whites only is below the chart. It says 2 tablespoons of liquid egg whites are equivalent to the egg white of 1 whole egg. So, 12 large egg whites would be 24 tablespoons, or 1 1/2 cups as written in the recipe. Hope this helps!

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