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CarolynF 10-11-2011 03:50 PM

Ouizoid's tortillas..easy, easy..
These are great and simple dimple..

It's best to use the liquid egg whites unless you have cheap eggs at your house and save the yolks for custards, etc..

One cup of egg whites
3 Tbs. psyllium husks

Let this mixture sit for several minutes and stir once in a while.

In a sprayed non-stick pan that has been preheated, place a couple of Tbs.
of the mixture and tilt the pan to cover the bottom..Flip when top is dry, then cook for a little while and remove and repeat the process.

I'm using these for chicken enchiladas tonight..So easy and good..Thanks

ouizoid 10-11-2011 04:17 PM

great minds Caroline! I am making turkey fajitas tonight! hubby gets regular tortillas and I get mine--I luv 'em!

Iwantlessofme 10-11-2011 04:23 PM

I know nothing about psyllium husks, is it the powder? I assume plain. This sure sounds easy and low carb.


ouizoid 10-11-2011 04:35 PM

I buy my psyllium powder at Trader Joes. Blonde psyllium seed husks. It is 35 calories for 2 TBS, however it is only 1 net carb--10 carbs - 9 g fiber. I confess that I never count the calories in psyllium since it is 90 percent fiber.

jigglenomore 10-11-2011 04:41 PM

This is right up my alley! Thanks you guys!!

rosethorns 10-11-2011 04:45 PM

So now I need to go to Trader Joes. I had it many years ago but I don't remember
if I handle it well. We shall see , I hope so.

I'm going to try Charski's recipe and now this one. Do they have good foldability ladies?

ouizoid 10-11-2011 04:50 PM

perfectly foldable. just like a tortilla. Today I had a turkey cheese rollup for lunch--yesterday I had a pouch of salmon and some queso on one. They work just like a regular tortilla and they are so so easy to make!

Brendajm 10-11-2011 04:53 PM

what do these taste like?

rosethorns 10-11-2011 04:57 PM

Thanks sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!

ouizoid 10-11-2011 04:57 PM

I would say they are super neutral in taste--so I always add some seasonings to give them a little umph. If I am doing savory, I add a blend called Nature's Seasonings, and if I am using them for sweet, I add pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon and a bit of davincis in with the eggwhites. They will taste like what you add. Otherwise, it is pretty neutral--do you agree Caroline?

CarolynF 10-11-2011 09:24 PM

Pretty neutral is right and very foldable..You could add garlic powder and maybe some Parmesan cheese and see what happens.

I bought my psyllium husks at my local food store..Years ago when I first started Atkins, I used to mix 1 Tbs. in water and drink it for fiber...This is a much more pleasant way to get your fiber for sure.

I'm also thinking.....Manicotti noodles....Mix some ricotta cheese with an egg, and mozzarella cheese and stuff and fold...Then put them in a baking dish and add pour spaghetti sauce (with or without meat) over it. Or you could put a meat stuffing in the
"manicotti" too..:)

rosethorns 10-11-2011 10:13 PM

I also drank it for fiber Carolyn. Thanks. Local food store , ok.I want something like this. Thanks ladies.:hugs:

sistertzu 10-11-2011 10:41 PM

Has anyone tried this with whole egg? Does it do better with just the white?

sistertzu 10-11-2011 11:51 PM

Another question! Oh my, I wanted to add psyllium husks to my current order but should I get whole or powdered for this?

Heidinem 10-12-2011 05:33 AM

Wow, this sounds great & so simple. I dont have Trader Joe's though. I'm wondering whether you are using powdered also.

dreeza 10-12-2011 05:50 AM

Doesn't this cause serious bathroom issues?

CarolynF 10-12-2011 06:08 AM

I think I got the husks, not the powder..The powder is like Metamucil..too powdery.

No serious bathroom issues for me..It doesn't have a laxative effect, KWIM?

jandjsmom 10-12-2011 06:43 AM

subbing to remind me to get psyllium next time I go to health food store!

ouizoid 10-12-2011 06:44 AM

Mine are husks

sistertzu 10-12-2011 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by ouizoid (Post 15080806)
Mine are husks

Great they're on my order!!! Thanks!!!

pooticus 10-12-2011 09:31 AM

Could someone take a picture of a mound of their psyllium husks please? I have had a jar of them for ages and don't know if I have the right stuff!!!


ouizoid 10-12-2011 09:50 AM

I'm at work and no camera--but what I have is light coloured, slightly flaky crumbs--I think no matter what psyllium you have it might work--try the recipe and see!

CarolynF 10-12-2011 01:19 PM

Right..the powder might work. Just let it sit until it absorbs the water a bit.

My husks look like wheat bran.

pooticus 10-13-2011 07:28 AM

Thanks ladies! Mine is the powder. Looks like fine sand. I guess the question really is...drumroll please...what would the quantity look like? I can't imagine that 2Tbsp of this would be equal to 2 Tbsp of the husks.

Hey, would you mind weighing your husk measurement on a scale? That way I could weigh mine here and shouldn't that be an equavalent way to measure? I would love to try these!!! TIA if you can ladies!!! :hugs:

Heidinem 10-13-2011 07:33 AM

I had some powder in my pantry & used 2T w/ 2 egg whites to make a savory pancake. It did not come out thin like a tortilla but I didnt mind :-). I added CO to the pan for flavor too.

rosethorns 10-13-2011 09:08 AM

I only found the powder at my local grocery store. I'm going to try this with more egg whites to thin it out a bit. Thanks Heidi you have given me a starting point.
Wish me luck.

Heidinem 10-13-2011 09:19 AM

I gave one of these pancake/tortilla combos to my hubby w/ his Enchilada Skillet Dinner. (Hat tip to Linda, this is my favorite recipe). He thought it was just another low carb treat :).

I emailed my neighbor w/ suggestions for a sweet pancake. She is having major colon surgery next week & has to use metamucil every day, along w/ drinking 64 oz water. I told her to make a metamucil pancake after she quit laughing.

Ideas like these that brings me to this board every day!!:jumpjoy:

Tilly 10-13-2011 11:39 AM

That is easy, And now that I just got back from Walmarts, got to go back and get some egg whites. I am almost out of the powdery stuff, maybe I will try the husks next time I go to the health food store.

Heidinem 10-14-2011 04:20 AM

The one w/ the husks probably tastes better, more chewy.

Brendajm 10-14-2011 09:48 AM

Well I got some husks yesterday,, I am going to try this out this weekend.. I got some chicken to use up so I am thinking quesadillas?

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