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