When a recipe calls for egg whites only, what do you do with the yolk?

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  1. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 3 years ago

    When a recipe calls for egg whites only, what do you do with the yolk?

    I want to make a recipe that calls for 10 egg whites. But, I don't like the idea of throwing out the egg yolks. What do you do with your egg yolks that are left after separating the egg whites?

  2. Diana Lee profile image82
    Diana Leeposted 3 years ago

    Freeze them for later use. Scrabble them for breakfast or a meal for your pet. Egg yolks help make a healthy coat shine on both man and beast.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Diana, that sounds like a tasty idea. I don't have any pets, but maybe I can treat the neighbor's pet.

  3. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Great question, Marlene!  I have always wondered about that too, but ten yokes is a lot.  I see you already have one answer.  This may actually be a great idea for a hub.  I am looking forward to reading the answers.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Faith, it is for an Angel Food Cake that my husband asked me to make from scratch. Never made it before. So, I'm looking forward to the answers, too.

  4. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    Marlene.....You can find small cartons of pure egg whites only,  in the diary aisle of your grocery store.  No need to waste egg yolks or find a use for them, unless you insist.  I've used the egg whites several times.  I don't remember what they cost, but whatever it is...you're not "wasting" 10 yolks!

    When I make an omelet, I use 3 whole eggs and 2 egg whites......My cocker spaniel sits waiting eagerly for those extra yolks!!  LOL
    Congratulations on your 100 hubber score!!  That takes work!

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Paula, I have never seen just the egg whites in the store, but I will now look for them. Thank you so much for the tip.

      And, thank you for the pat on the back. I don't know how long I'll be at that score, but it feels nice for now.

  5. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 3 years ago

    Sauces (hollandaise, creme anglaise, aioli, carbonara), pasta, dough, creme brulee, ice cream, pudding, lemon curd, flan...

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow IslandBites! You are a true culinary expert. I have never heard of some of these sauces. I'll have to look for recipes and try at least one of them. Thanks!

  6. Niecey Doc profile image76
    Niecey Docposted 3 years ago

    Sometimes I make custard, or I stick them in a bag and freeze them. Or if it's only 1 or 2 yolks, I give them to the dogs or cats. But now that eggs are getting more expensive my pets are getting fewer treats..

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Niecey Docherty, I didn't know they could be frozen. I might give it a try.

  7. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 3 years ago

    As I have chickens here on my farm in Brazil, we go through a lot of eggs and I am always looking for ways of using them.
    I tend to make custard, lemon curd (I just wrote a hub about that one), and cream puffs.
    The custard I put into pies such as banana cream or coconut cream. Also into my cream puffs.
    I also have dogs who help me out. :-)

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Mary. I like your ideas. I'll go find your lemon curd recipe. It's fun to try new things.

  8. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
    LoisRyan13903posted 3 years ago

    As Paula says they sell cartons of egg whites.  And that's what I usually do if a recipe calls for some.  I think they are called egg beaters.  But for me the best part of the egg are the yolks.  I just love the taste of dipping buttered toast in them and eating them.  Maybe I will do that next time.

    1. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      They are actually called something like  "Real Egg Whites"....Egg Beaters are the egg substitute.  The egg whites are true whites of real eggs.  They do come in the same kind of carton & will be displayed w/ egg beaters......smile

    2. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Lois. One of the best things about poached eggs is the runny yolk. But, for recipes that call for a lot of egg whites I'll look for the egg whites in a carton. Before this question came up, I didn't know there was such a product.

  9. profile image55
    srijithrposted 3 years ago

    egg yolks have a ton of useful stuff in them so its a bad idea to discard them. you can apply it to your hair to make your hair smooth and shiny. alternatively, you can also use it as a face mask. it helps to remove the excess oil from your skin and reduces the blackspots and keeps your skin healthy. you could also make an omelette with some cheese and pepper toppings smile

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer srijithr. I like the idea of using it as a hair conditioner. I've never heard of that before now, but it is certainly worth a try. Your other ideas are also creative and worth trying, as well.

    2. profile image55
      srijithrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Np. However I advise you that it may have a very strong smell and may also cause allergic reaction on certain skin types

 
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