Don’t Throw Egg Whites, Know These Hacks To Use Them Better
- Deepali Verma
Updated : September 03, 2022 10:09 IST
Cakes, cookies, and even cocktails can be made with leftover eggwhites
There are times when a recipe only calls for egg yolks, leaving you with a surplus of egg whites that you might not know what to do with. What else can you do with extra egg whites besides freeze them or add them to omelettes or scrambles? Fortunately, there are a variety of creative ways to use the egg's clear portion that all contribute to lessening food waste. Learn more about the advantages to your health as well as what to deal with any unused egg whites by reading on.
What Is An Egg White
Egg whites make up over two-thirds of an egg, despite the fact that it may not appear that way when you crack one open. The albumen, or egg white, helps shield the yolk from potentially dangerous germs.
Furthermore, if you've ever cracked an egg and observed an odd-looking white string, don't panic! A chalaza is the name of that string (pronounced kuh-LAY-zuh). Prior to cracking the egg, it prevents the yolk from rupturing. The American Egg Board's guidelines state that the highest-quality eggs should have a noticeable chalaza, whereas eggs with no chalaza at all may be of poor quality or old.
How To Use Up Egg White Leftovers
Use In Cookies
Egg whites serve as stabilisers, adding structure and volume to a variety of sweets and baked items, notably those made without flour. With chocolate chips and a melt-in-your-mouth texture without any grains, a batch of flourless chocolate cookies is a sure bet. Egg white, which gives meringue cookies their light and crisp texture, is a key component.
Use In Cakes
Having no desire for cookies. Try pavlovas! Despite having a cake-like appearance, it actually has a texture more closer to meringues. When you're ready to serve, prepare your Pavlovas in advance and top them with cranberry-ginger sauce and slivered almonds for a festive dessert. But if you're not in the mood for meringues, egg whites are often used as a leavening agent in traditional cake recipes.
Use In Cocktails
You might be shocked to learn that a lot of traditional drinks contain egg whites. However, don't anticipate an eggy taste to transfer! Egg whites give your beverage a frothy top layer and a velvety mouthfeel.
Add egg whites to your next batch of chicken wings to serve as a binder, whether you're on a ketogenic diet or just want to try something new. Then, serve the chicken warm over a bed of greens with a classic lime dressing.
How To Store The Egg Whites
After eating the yolks, don't throw away your egg whites if you're not quite ready to use them. Egg whites that are still raw and uncooked should be put in an airtight container and put in the refrigerator right away. Use them up within two to four days, if possible. Try freezing them instead if that's still too little time.
Eggs may not always be what they seem to be because of conflicting facts, however egg whites do provide a couple of health advantages:
They have a lot of protein: One egg has roughly 4 grams, which may not seem like a lot, but it adds up! To feel full throughout the morning, try starting your day with an egg white and salmon sandwich.
They're low in calories: An egg white has only 17 calories, so if you're limiting your calorie intake, this is a good substitute for a complete egg.