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What do I do with egg whites

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 02, 2010 at 6:09 AM

I always end up throwing away egg whites whenever I make an emulsion sauce or creme anglaise using egg yolks. Does anyone have a suggestion for using the albumen?

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:51 PM

The only problem with these macaroons is that ate them all in 1 day!

9dce97b4c4762a78a577a11585eef8f2

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on January 11, 2011
at 05:09 AM

I can't wait to try this!!! Where do you get the freeze-dried, fine-cut coconut?

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on July 06, 2010
at 03:05 AM

Right, it'd be a shame to just throw it out. That's especially since I am almost always in the mode of thinking how to consume more protein and taste is mostly irrelevant anyway (to me).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 19, 2010
at 04:32 AM

That's a great idea- I'm going to try it with my last cup of almond flour I brought down from the States.

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on March 19, 2010
at 12:13 AM

surprisingly, I hardly notice any flies except for a few right near the compost during certain times of year. But where I live it doesn't rain in the summer.

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:36 PM

How is the fly population ? lol ..........maggots are baby flies ugh !

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:35 PM

How is the fly population ? lol ..........maggots are baby flies ugh !

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:32 PM

We have been feeding raw prey model ( AKA franken Prey) to all our 9 GSDs dogs & 3 cats for almost 15 yrs. They regularly are fed whole eggs or l.o. whites along with the meat fed. Only fallout would be if you fed too many at once you could possibly cause dire-rear ;-( In order to destroy biotin you would have to feed buckets of raw e.w. HTH, shirley & the 9 kitchen wolves and 3 moggies >^'-'^<

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 18, 2010
at 02:03 PM

That was my elephant-memory evil side coming out! ;-)

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on March 18, 2010
at 11:00 AM

LOL, nice one Anna!

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on March 04, 2010
at 01:08 AM

Maggots eat anything dead that comes their way, and love meat. Not sure if worms want to eat egg whites or an old piece of meat, etc. They don't create as much soil as a normal compost- I don't know how the worm comparison goes. Interestingly you can clean wounds with maggots because they only eat dead tissue. I have also heard that they are more nutritious than worms for you or your chickens, but I haven't really looked into this stuff yet. They just showed up in my compost and took over, which is alright with me.

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on March 03, 2010
at 11:18 PM

I'm curious what you mean by maggot compost. Does it have some advantage over worm compost?

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 02, 2010
at 09:53 PM

The best scrambled eggs I have ever had were from duck eggs- huge yolk, little white.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2010
at 07:34 PM

That's right Jodi- I forgot that trick.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2010
at 07:34 PM

Good idea gilliebean!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 02, 2010
at 05:03 PM

I suggest using stevia extract instead of Splenda.

9e2180e7bfd688eb52d4f0c536172024

(2004)

on March 02, 2010
at 04:00 PM

Cream of tartar helps to stiffen the whites, too.

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 02, 2010
at 03:49 PM

Feeding raw egg whites to a dog is going to deplete your dog of biotin. This comes up on google pretty quickly as something that will ruin their coat.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2010
at 02:44 PM

PS You could even fold in some ground nuts to this recipe after the egg whites are whipped.

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on March 02, 2010
at 01:49 PM

I thought that sugar was integral part of the physics of meringue, rather than just being a sweetener. Thanks for setting this right! I'll definitely try to make a less sweet meringue at some point. Do you have a fun recipe?

9e2180e7bfd688eb52d4f0c536172024

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on March 02, 2010
at 01:07 PM

You can use a little artificial sweetener, if that's not a problem for you. It wouldn't have to be very sweet if you were adding coconut, nuts, spices, etc.

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on March 02, 2010
at 11:58 AM

I also thought meringue. However, the other main ingredient is sugar.

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45dca96afa2a203d48032852d9c3d729

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on March 03, 2010
at 02:51 AM

From Eat Fat Lose Fat by Dr Enig and Sally Fallon:

Coconut Macaroons

4 egg whites, pinch of sea salt, about 2 1/2 cups freeze-dried fine-cut coconut

300 oven. Beat egg whites & salt to stiff peaks. Fold in coconut. Roll into balls and place on baking sheets lined with buttered parchment paper. Bake 30 min. Reduce temp to 200 for 1 hour until chewy, or for several hours for crisper cookies. Remove from oven. Allow to cool before removing from paper. Store in airtight container.

These are so easy and very delicious. They are the perfect use for all those egg whites and don't need any sweetner.

9dce97b4c4762a78a577a11585eef8f2

(1239)

on January 11, 2011
at 05:09 AM

I can't wait to try this!!! Where do you get the freeze-dried, fine-cut coconut?

C8f6506a69e8f7760940340abdaa30dc

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on November 08, 2011
at 09:51 PM

The only problem with these macaroons is that ate them all in 1 day!

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D2f68674c2d09d1c63fa3d8628744a6b

on March 18, 2010
at 10:54 AM

Here's what I do: mix one white to a cup of almond flour, add whatever spices/flax/sesame, roll out on parchment paper, score with a knife bake in a 350 oven till brown: boom: crackers.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 19, 2010
at 04:32 AM

That's a great idea- I'm going to try it with my last cup of almond flour I brought down from the States.

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F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on March 02, 2010
at 12:05 PM

You can freeze egg whites in ice cube trays, if you're not going to use them right away. Use them as a protein filler for stir-fries, or as a less wholesome substitute for whole eggs in omelettes or frittatas.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2010
at 02:43 PM

Meringues can easily be adapted to "sugar-free" by substituting Splenda for the sugar- they still work fine.

Whip 2 egg whites until stiff, add Splenda to taste (maybe 1/3 c.) and a dash of vanilla (or some cinnamon, or cocoa, or instant coffee).

Drop in spoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie tray and bake at 300 degrees F. for about 30 minutes (watch because if your oven temperature is off they could brown too much).

Then leave them to dry with the oven door ajar.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2010
at 07:34 PM

That's right Jodi- I forgot that trick.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 02, 2010
at 05:03 PM

I suggest using stevia extract instead of Splenda.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 02, 2010
at 07:34 PM

Good idea gilliebean!

9e2180e7bfd688eb52d4f0c536172024

(2004)

on March 02, 2010
at 04:00 PM

Cream of tartar helps to stiffen the whites, too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 02, 2010
at 02:44 PM

PS You could even fold in some ground nuts to this recipe after the egg whites are whipped.

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8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

on July 06, 2010
at 10:05 AM

Take four egg whites and whisk them until they're frothy.

Take about a cup or so of your favorite nuts (pecans, walnuts) and toss them in the whites, making sure they're covered. You might be able to add a few more nuts in there, depending on what's left in the bowl.

Once the whites are pretty much all over the nuts, add:

  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • maybe 1 tsp cocoa powder (if you like)

and then spread the nuts on parchment and put in a 350 degree oven for maybe 10-15 minutes. The whites act as "glue" to keep the spices on the nuts. We used to run these as a bar snack at a restaurant I worked for.

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Df27c9579b5f55ab3b57de9d27571bbe

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on March 03, 2010
at 05:55 AM

I feed them to the dog. Makes his coat shiny.

4
A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 02, 2010
at 05:05 PM

Adding the extra egg whites to your next whole egg batch of scrambled eggs = more fluffy scrambled eggs!

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 02, 2010
at 09:53 PM

The best scrambled eggs I have ever had were from duck eggs- huge yolk, little white.

424563ee2575f0620ea221badabb40d7

(272)

on July 06, 2010
at 03:05 AM

Right, it'd be a shame to just throw it out. That's especially since I am almost always in the mode of thinking how to consume more protein and taste is mostly irrelevant anyway (to me).

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Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 02, 2010
at 03:55 PM

Sally Fallon has a few suggestions, one of which is to feed it to pigs or chickens. Although I wonder if they would risk biotin deficiency also. Mine goes in my maggot compost, so at least I know I am returning it to the the soil.

6b73f0c4b971e2dde7147920e329fe7f

(2041)

on March 03, 2010
at 11:18 PM

I'm curious what you mean by maggot compost. Does it have some advantage over worm compost?

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 04, 2010
at 01:08 AM

Maggots eat anything dead that comes their way, and love meat. Not sure if worms want to eat egg whites or an old piece of meat, etc. They don't create as much soil as a normal compost- I don't know how the worm comparison goes. Interestingly you can clean wounds with maggots because they only eat dead tissue. I have also heard that they are more nutritious than worms for you or your chickens, but I haven't really looked into this stuff yet. They just showed up in my compost and took over, which is alright with me.

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:35 PM

How is the fly population ? lol ..........maggots are baby flies ugh !

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 19, 2010
at 12:13 AM

surprisingly, I hardly notice any flies except for a few right near the compost during certain times of year. But where I live it doesn't rain in the summer.

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:36 PM

How is the fly population ? lol ..........maggots are baby flies ugh !

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 18, 2010
at 03:44 AM

Well, whatever you do, don't try to palm them off on HealthRediscovery!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 18, 2010
at 02:03 PM

That was my elephant-memory evil side coming out! ;-)

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

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on March 18, 2010
at 11:00 AM

LOL, nice one Anna!

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on March 04, 2010
at 07:54 AM

Face mask that can be used regularly! http://www.themedicinehut.com/facial-masks.html

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03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98

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on March 02, 2010
at 02:07 PM

Jon, that's a smart idea.

You could also give them to any bodybuilders you might know. Hehe. I have some friends who compete in natural bodybuilding, and eat the whites and throw away the yolks!

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9e2180e7bfd688eb52d4f0c536172024

(2004)

on March 02, 2010
at 11:55 AM

You can make meringue cookies. You can also put them over your dog's food -- they love it.

Eae21abfabb19c4617b2630386994fd9

on March 02, 2010
at 03:49 PM

Feeding raw egg whites to a dog is going to deplete your dog of biotin. This comes up on google pretty quickly as something that will ruin their coat.

F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on March 02, 2010
at 01:49 PM

I thought that sugar was integral part of the physics of meringue, rather than just being a sweetener. Thanks for setting this right! I'll definitely try to make a less sweet meringue at some point. Do you have a fun recipe?

F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on March 02, 2010
at 11:58 AM

I also thought meringue. However, the other main ingredient is sugar.

9e2180e7bfd688eb52d4f0c536172024

(2004)

on March 02, 2010
at 01:07 PM

You can use a little artificial sweetener, if that's not a problem for you. It wouldn't have to be very sweet if you were adding coconut, nuts, spices, etc.

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on March 18, 2010
at 08:32 PM

We have been feeding raw prey model ( AKA franken Prey) to all our 9 GSDs dogs & 3 cats for almost 15 yrs. They regularly are fed whole eggs or l.o. whites along with the meat fed. Only fallout would be if you fed too many at once you could possibly cause dire-rear ;-( In order to destroy biotin you would have to feed buckets of raw e.w. HTH, shirley & the 9 kitchen wolves and 3 moggies >^'-'^<

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on July 07, 2010
at 03:28 PM

I too add them to my scrambled eggs to give them a protein boost. But that coconut/egg white recipe at the top of this thread looks good. I'm going to give that a try!

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on July 06, 2010
at 01:10 AM

All my ideas have already been covered, but I didn't see anyone mention hair gel. :-) That's what my daughter uses to "scrunch" her hair.

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on July 06, 2010
at 12:37 AM

Whip them 'til stiff, add seasonings (garlic, salt etc), then fry them in a ton of fat (butter/ghee, bacon grease etc). You can fry them in one big 'pancake' or in smaller globs. They will deflate and brown (squoosh them down if you like to speed things up), and soak up most of the fat. They make an amazing side dish!

(A chef acquaintance of mine on a forum suggested this, and it really does taste AMAZING)

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on March 04, 2010
at 09:14 PM

I thought about using my leftover whites to clarify my homemade stock for certain recipes... I'm not sure about doing this all the time in case removing all those tiny suspended particles would also take away nutrients.

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on March 03, 2010
at 10:06 PM

They actually make a great toning face mask, or an ingredient in a homemade face mask (you can google for recipes).

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on March 02, 2010
at 04:11 PM

You could make an egg white omelette (sacrilage!). Nothing on one containing the yolks (and thus all the nutrients) of course, but if you beat the whites with a bit of cream (to add back the fat) and/or add some cheese (if lacto-paleo), then there's nothing wrong with them.

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