25+ Egg White Recipes and instructions for storing Egg Whites in the refrigerator and freezer.
“Waste Not” is a series dedicated to reducing food waste in the kitchen. You can find older posts in this series for:
- What to Do With Leftover Pesto
- What to Do With Leftover Whipping Cream
- What to Do With Leftover Buttermilk
- What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin Puree
- What to Do With Leftover Egg Yolks
- What to Do With Leftover Half and Half
- What to Do With Leftover Tomato Paste
Up this week: Egg Whites.
Since I make mostly small-batch recipes for the site, and small-batch recipes often call for using only part of an egg, I end up with a lot of extra egg whites.
Instead of throwing those whites down the sink, here are a few alternatives.
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What to Do With Leftover Egg Whites
Store Egg Whites in the Refrigerator
Can you keep egg white in the fridge? Yes! Egg whites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
To make storing simple, when separating your eggs, separate the whites directly into an airtight storage container (like these 1-cup pyrex storage containers), add the date and number of whites to the lid on a piece of masking tape, and store in the fridge for later use.
Freezing Egg Whites
Egg whites also freeze well. You can store whites all together in an airtight container in the freezer or freeze whites individually in an ice cube tray before transferring egg white cubes to a freezer bag and storing for up to a year.
To defrost, place whites in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight, and they’re ready to use.
Add Egg Whites to Your Scrambled Eggs
This my favorite way to use up extra egg whites. Whisk one to two extra egg whites into two whole eggs for a scramble. It really beefs up the volume while adding very few calories and a without changing the flavor and texture too much (two whites will change the texture more than one).
But if you don’t feel like scrambled eggs this week, there are a whole lot of other things you can do with leftover egg whites:
Egg White Recipes
1 Egg White
Small-batch Chocolate Banana Muffins
Small-batch Frosted Sugar Cookies
Small-batch Lemon Sugar Cookies With Strawberry Frosting
Small-batch Pumpkin Cupcakes
Small-batch Chocolate Chip Muffins
Small-batch Blueberry Muffins
Small-batch Orange Muffins
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
One Banana, One Bowl Small-batch Banana Muffins
Cinnamon Apple Crumb Muffins
Small-batch Vanilla Cupcakes
Easy Mini Chocolate Sheet Cake
2 Egg Whites
3 Egg Whites
Strawberry & Rosé Wine Macarons from Baking Sense
Royal Icing with Egg Whites from Fine Cooking
Copycat Starbucks Egg White Wrap with Spinach and Feta from Rachel Cooks
Basic Chocolate Mousse from Chow Hound
Peanut Butter Clouds from Once Upon a Chef
4+ Egg Whites
(4 egg whites) Easy Marshmallow Frosting
(4 egg whites) Christmas Meringue Cookies from Salt and Lavender
(4 egg whites) Cherry Vanilla Baked Alaska from What The Fork
(4 egg whites) Lemon Pavlova with Toasted Almonds & Coconut from The Unlikely Baker
(4 egg whites) Haselnussmakronen (German Hazelnut Macaroons) from Adamant Kitchen
(5 egg whites) White Cake Recipe from Live Well Bake Often
(5 egg whites) Italian Meringue Buttercream from Cooking With Carlee
(12 egg whites) Classic Angel Food Cake from Life Made Simple