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What to do with Leftover Egg Whites

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with Leftover Egg Whites, here are some delicious recipe ideas for you to try! Never waste another egg white again!

What to do, what to do when you’re making a recipe that doesn’t call for whole eggs, and instead requires only egg yolks (like a pound cake, tarts, curd or cookies)? Don’t throw out the egg whites, there are many delicious ways to use them up!

Freeze Leftover Egg Whites

Yes, you can freeze leftover egg whites! Just store them in an air tight container in your freezer for up to 3 months, then de-thaw completely before using them. Once de-thawed, they whip up beautifully! One way I like to do this is to freeze individual egg whites in an ice cube tray (make sure to cover it tightly), that way I have individual portions. But if I have a big bowl of egg whites, I will just freeze them in a container and label it with how many are in there.

Make a Pavlova

Pavlovas are delicious desserts that use a lot of egg whites…the recipe I use all the time calls for 6, making it a perfect recipe for using up egg whites. Here are my favourite recipes for Pavlova: Lemon Meringue Pavlova, Festive Wreath Pavlova and Chocolate Pavlova. Eton Mess is another fantastic recipe for egg whites. You can also make little ‘meringue cookies’ with a Pavlova recipe.

A top down view of a raw pavlova

Make an omelet, frittata or scramble.

You can make fluffy egg white omelets or add extra egg whites to frittatas and crustless quiches. I also really enjoy scrambled egg whites with spinach, onions and peppers for breakfast or a light lunch…so good.

Use them in Pancakes.

Many pancake recipes call for whipped egg whites to be added to the batter…it makes pancakes extra fluffy! This recipe for Cottage Cheese Pancakes (this is a gluten free recipe, but you can make it with regular flour too) is one of our favourites.

a image of a mixer whisk covered in whipped egg white. in the background is a cracked brown egg

Use them as a binder.

Egg whites are great used as a binding agent in recipes like meatballs or meatloaf. If I have leftover egg whites on hand, I will substitute a full egg for an egg white in the ingredients.

Make Cookies

Cookies like Macaroons only call for egg whites, so they’re perfect for leftovers! This is my favourite recipe for Chocolate Chip Coconut Macaroons.

a tray of freshly baked coconut macaroons with chocolate chips

More ways to use leftover Egg Whites:

  • Make Candied Nuts
  • Use them to dredge chicken fingers or onion rings before you cover them in bread crumbs or panko.
  • Make homemade marshmallows.
  • Make an egg wash. Use an egg white/water wash to brush the tops of pies before you bake them.
  • Make a Lemon Meringue Tart or Pie
  • Make Angel Food Cake
  • Have you ever tried making a souffle? I haven’t but they use a lot of egg whites, and one day I will make a cheese one!
  • Meringue frosting is another good use for egg whites.
  • If you’re a cookie baker and decorator, then royal icing is a great way to use egg whites.
a top down view of a tray of 18 white eggs. one egg is cracked open and you can see the yolk. a silver whisk lies across the tops of the eggs

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Never waste whole eggs again…now you’ve got ideas on what to do with egg whites, and more ideas here on what to do with egg yolks! And don’t miss my Kitchen Tips Section for even more helpful ideas

Have a delicious day!

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