Hi Ashley, Usually egg whites take just a few minutes to beat to stiff peaks. Definitely not 40 minutes. Old eggs can sometimes be the culprit, or a bit of leftover fat/grease from something else in the bowl can prevent stiff peaks (this is especially common when using a plastic bowl). Lastly, it could be that your mixer isn’t powerful enough to beat that many whites to stiff peaks, but this reason is a last resort and probably less likely. Cream of tartar is a huge help in reaching stiff peaks so you can try adding that next time.
This recipe is one of the low carb options that can help you if you are just starting out on the ‘cut the carbs’ journey, partly because of the rich flavor and partly because they look so good! Using a mixture of smoked and pink salmon gives you the proper salmon flavor but with the smoky note as well. These can be served with the dressing detailed here or with a different one of choice, although a citrus-based one goes well with fish.

Love this recipe! I use all the optional ingredients. A tsp Monkfruit sweetener. Two Tbsp psyllium powder for the best results – firm and slices easily. Tried one without psyllium (I ran out) but it didn’t hold together as well. I wrap the loaf in a lint-free cotton towel and freeze. You don’t need a food processor. I beat the egg whites, move them to a separate bowl, then use the mixing bowl for dry ingredients and proceed. Seems to work just fine and with less cleanup. My favorite way to eat this is to toast it. Delicious, thank you!
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