15 Easy Recipes to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

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Have you made mayonnaise, custards, ice cream bases, lemon curd, or a recipe that relies heavily on egg yolks recently? If so, you’re probably staring at a big pile of leftover egg whites. Whatever you do, do not toss them. Instead keep a running list of good egg white recipes handy, so you have a plan for this versatile leftover.

From savory to sweet, and even drinks, there are a lot of different ways to use up egg whites, whether you have just one or a dozen. But if you’re short on time or don’t have enough egg whites to make a recipe yet, remember that leftover egg whites freeze incredibly well. And so do the yolks for that matter. Simply freeze them and defrost when you’re ready or collected enough!

When you’re ready to get cooking, here are 15 recipe ideas, from Japanese pancakes to clustery granola to desserts and cocktails, for using up all those leftover egg whites.

Christine Gallary

Food Editor-at-Large

Christine graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, and she has worked at Cook’s Illustrated and CHOW.com. She lives in San Francisco and loves teaching cooking classes. Follow her latest culinary escapades on Instagram.