Sometimes in the midst of cooking and baking we are left with several egg whites, and it would be a shame to throw them away right? I always have a bit of a mental dilemma on what to do with any leftover egg whites, should I make something interesting or save them for another day…or simply fry them up into a quick omelette and call it a day. I’m going to help everyone, including myself, figure out this dilemma. I scoured the internet since I don’t have any only egg white needed recipes posted…yet.
So here you go, hopefully some will be useful, starting from the basic to the more complicated.
1. Freeze Egg Whites - The most basic thing to do with leftover egg whites is to freeze them. Once defrosted, and brought up to room temperature, they are as good as fresh ones. The best method to freeze egg whites is to place one egg white into an ice cube tray, then once firm, push them out and place them in a freezer bag for future use. This method is great because you know exactly how many egg whites are frozen, one egg white per cube, then when popped out and put into a freezer bag they are nicely separated for future uses without drying out.
2. Egg White Omelette - Whether it’s for a solo omelette or for a big breakfast, egg whites are a perfect light option for breakfast. From a small 2 egg white omelette, to a spinach egg white omelette to a family breakfast of egg white omelette cupcakes. Those little cute omelette cupcakes look adorable in the hand made liners and the turkey bacon inside is a great idea. Or you can always try my hangover frittata with only egg whites.
3. Seven Minute Frosting – Frosting with egg whites might sound odd, but in actuality with egg whites, a little goes a long way. Egg whites beaten with sugar can more than double and triple in size. This amount of fluffy frosting can cover an entire cake without any butter and has been a traditional frosting dating some time back. Here are some classic seven minute frosting recipes to try: Martha Stewart’s version, King Arthur’s version, and even a blushing pink one.
4. Marshmallow Meringue Frosting - Staying with the topic of frosting, there is also meringue frosting. It is very similar to seven minute frosting but I wanted to include this one because it has some additional heat added to it, well literally a torch. These recipes for meringue frosting are also really fluffy looking but have that great charred meringue pie look and taste. S’mores cupcakes, Blueberry Lemon Tres Leches with Toasted Meringue, and if that wasn’t enough, we need some more chocolate. The frosting is the easy part, I didn’t say anything about the rest of the recipe, but those are just some ideas on what to do with it.
5. Marshmallow Fluff – Or marshmallow creme if we want to be fancy. This isn’t the stuff in those jars, this is real life fluff. You can put this stuff on anything or use in a bunch of recipes for candy, cakes and fudge. Chowhound has a great one to try, as well as this site that has a chocolate version too. Sweet.
6. Meringue Cookies - Who doesn’t love a sweet cookie that melts in your mouth as you eat it. They can be made almost any flavor you have in mind, with just a few egg whites you can make a huge batch and share the love. The Kitchn has several variations in one handy post. Oh and check out these strawberry rhubarb ones!
7. Mini Angel Food Cakes - With 6 egg whites you can have 14 mini angel food cakes! Or trim the recipe in half and make 7. This is a recipe I was eyeing this past weekend, until I decided to make an omelette instead, you know, since I ate too many cakes this month. Angel food is not only simple, but it’s a great light as air treat, top with fresh whipped cream and some fruit and you are set.
8. Coconut Macaroons – How could I forget macaroons right? I have a thing for coconuts and I hope you do too. Anything coconut and I’ll eat it, coconut ice cream bars, toasted coconut cake, coconut greek yogurt (omg), and any sweets with coconut. This recipe is for the easiest coconut macaroons, I feel this is a must try, especially for those coconut addicts like myself.
9. Soufflé - One favorite of mine that I eat way too little of, it’s one dessert I forget about and I have a slight fear of making, so I have never tried. Yet I can still gather recipes along with courage to make a few soon! I think a raspberry soufflé will do or this gluten free chocolate one, I could live with either one…right now.
10. Oily Hair Mask - No I’m not crazy, we need recipes for beauty too. I saved this one for last because after you’re done baking something you can jump into the shower and try this neat trick. Egg whites help remove unwanted oils for stubborn oily hair by creating a mask. This post doesn’t only give you a great reason for using leftover egg whites for your hair, but also has some other great beauty tips for all types of hair.