Waste Not, Want Not!
Waste Not, Want Not!

Waste Not, Want Not!

Waste Not, Want Not

I have had a bit of a dilemma lately, I have been cooking a lot of recipes which use either the whites or the yolks of the eggs, but not both.  Now, I absolutely hate wasting food, so this has been a real problem for me. There is no way I could throw away perfectly good product.

I have been looking for ways of using the residual ingredient.  Trouble is I am in search of quick and easy recipes. I need recipes which use the leftover part of the egg and gets me out of the kitchen with barely any extra effort.

I am looking for lots of recipe suggestions! Can readers help me by contributing ideas?  Email me with your thoughts on ways of using up egg whites or egg yolks.  As I try the recipes I will add it to my recipe page, complete with pictures and acknowledgement of the contributor.  For easy reference there will also be a list of recipes updated to this page including the contributors name or website.

Here is the start I have made;

Egg Whites

Turkish Delight Meringue

Turkish Delight Meringue

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Egg Yolks

Greek Shortbread

Greek Shortbread-2

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Mayonnaise (I am looking for the tastiest, easiest recipe)

Lemon Curd (I’m not happy with the recipe I have so please suggest)

Thinking caps on please people. I need your help! In the meantime I have a recipe to show you an example, Greek Shortbread, pictured above.

I have been making macaroons lately, and my recipe uses three egg whites, and no egg yolk.  Once I have piped the macaroons on a tray and they are waiting the half hour before they can go into the oven, I make Greek Shortbread to use up the egg yolk.

This biscuit is made in the food processor it takes about 1 min to pulse the ingredients into a ball. The macaroons go into a slow oven and by the time they are cooked I have shaped the shortbread.  Macaroons come out of the oven and in goes the shortbread. Clean up gets done and the shortbread comes out of the oven.  Two recipes completed in the same time as it would have taken to do just the macaroons

So help me out readers email me, or add your suggestions in the comments section.

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Comments

  1. 12 together is an impressive amount!! I usually freeze leftover eggwhites 2-3 together in ziplock bags, and often use then to make egg white omelettes for a healthy breakfast.

    As we are heading into hot weather, you could use leftover yolks to make ice cream? Or if it’s a chilly night, make some custard 🙂

  2. Greek shortbread – one of my favourites!!

    You can of course add the leftover part of the egg to things like the egg wash when you are crumbing meat or fish! I used some this way when crumbing fish last night!

    Thanks for stopping by my site – hope you will continue to visit!

  3. I also hate wasting food, and always look for creative ways. I hope you get lots of great recipe ideas so you can share with us. The ones you have look great.

  4. just add an extra egg to yolks or white-which ever is left over,bbeat to mix. cook 1/2 cup basmati rice or jasmine rice. stir fry the egg and rice in butter and add pepper. n have a yummy lunch or dinner!! nothing beats this taste =)

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