13 Smart Uses For Leftover Egg Whites And Yolks

Delicious, too.

As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

A lot of us home cooks -- especially bakers -- find ourselves with leftover egg whites or yolks, depending on what we've been whipping up in the kitchen. We don't want to throw them out, because that would be a waste of good egg and good money. And we don't want to wait too long to use them either because once an egg is cracked it has a shorter shelf life, roughly 2-4 days.

Well, when life hands you leftover yolks you make lemon curd. Or ice cream. Or chocolate pudding. If an abundance of egg whites is the problem, now's the time to tackle French macarons -- or turn them into a healthy omelet. Here are a few more delicious ideas to make sure none of your eggs go to waste.

Egg White Ideas:

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Half Baked Harvest
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Egg White Omelet
Gimme Some Oven
Get the Mexican Egg White Omelet recipe from Gimme Some Oven
Candied Nuts
Damn Delicious
Get the Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts recipe from Damn Delicious
Meringue Cookies
Bakers Royale
Get the Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookie recipe from Bakers Royale
Angel Food Cake
The Faux Martha
Get the Angel Food Cake recipe from The Faux Martha
Boulder Locavore
Get the Peruvian Pisco Sour recipe from Boulder Locavore

Egg Yolk Ideas:

Lemon Curd
Completely Delicious
Get the Lemon Curd recipe from Completely Delicious
Homemade Mayonnaise
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Get the Homemade Kewpie Mayonnaise recipe from Hannah Kirshner via Food52
Ice Cream
How Sweet It Is
Hollandaise Sauce
Cook The Story
Get the Easiest Hollandaise Sauce recipe from Cook The Story
Key Lime Pie
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Mini Key Lime Pies recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
Chocolate Pudding
Five Heart Home
Get the Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe from Five Heart Home

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