10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

10 Ways to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

Christine Gallary
Jun 17, 2014

Made mayonnaise, custards, ice cream bases, or lemon curd recently? If so, you're probably staring at a big pile of leftover egg whites. Give those whites renewed purpose and turn them into delicious foods that'll make you glad you didn't just throw them into the compost.

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One of the best things about egg whites is that they freeze incredibly well, so if you're short on time or don't have enough egg whites to make a recipe yet, just freeze them and defrost when you're ready or collected enough!

When you're ready to get cooking, here are ten recipe ideas, from food gifts to desserts and cocktails, for using up all those leftover egg whites.

Edible Treats

Spread some happiness by making edible gifts:


Ditch the obvious egg-white omelet and incorporate egg whites into your breakfast in other ways:

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Using egg whites instead of whole eggs lightens these delicate desserts:


Egg whites add body and delicious froth to cocktails:

What do you like to do with leftover egg whites?

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