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December 31, 2009 1:06 PM   Subscribe

What can I do with a bunch of egg whites? Complexity is not a vice.

Every so often, I make creme brulee (like today). But I'm usually at a loose for what to do with the 8 egg whites that get left over (or when I double the recipe, the 16 egg whites). I thought I'd ask to see what everyone's favorite recipes are for using just egg whites. It can be simple as a favorite cookie recipe or deep into molecular gastronomy. Savory or sweet, my kitchen is well stocked, and my abilities love to be stretched.
posted by thebestsophist to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This has been asked before. Are none of those appealing?
posted by jedicus at 1:11 PM on December 31, 2009

posted by _dario at 1:13 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Jedicus: My search-fu failed me thanks for that one. Although, I was also hoping for more savory recipes.
posted by thebestsophist at 1:20 PM on December 31, 2009

posted by hindmost at 1:32 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

There is a world of souffles. If you don't want to enter the world of souffles, egg whites are a key ingredient in making consommé.
posted by voronoi at 1:56 PM on December 31, 2009

Well, meringues, macaroons, tiramisu. I know of some civilizations used to use it to build walls. I don't exactly know how they use it, but it works as a binding agent.
posted by kuju at 1:57 PM on December 31, 2009

Seven Minute Icing on Devil's Food Cake is my absolute favorite cake...
posted by cinemafiend at 2:48 PM on December 31, 2009

Meringue cookies.
posted by artdrectr at 3:18 PM on December 31, 2009

Combine with salt to make a whole roasted salt-encrusted fish
posted by donovan at 4:31 PM on December 31, 2009

I had a lemon chiffon pie with meringue crust recently and thought it was wonderful.
posted by lakeroon at 6:12 PM on December 31, 2009

I just made these cheese puffs about an hour ago. They are really yummy and since they freeze well, you could make a big batch of them and have them on hand for snacks.
posted by dogmom at 6:15 PM on December 31, 2009

Many cocktails call for egg whites.
posted by kenko at 6:36 PM on December 31, 2009

I love to cook, but I always just end up using my egg whites for omelets, (I don't like yolks in them), usually with parmesan and garlic. Sorry it's not exciting, but yum.
posted by monkeymadness at 7:30 PM on December 31, 2009

you can use some of it as a face mask, though this has nothing to do with cooking....
posted by saraindc at 8:10 PM on December 31, 2009

A twist on standard meringue: Pavlova. It's great with whipped cream and strawberries.
posted by Cody's Keeper at 9:26 AM on January 1, 2010

Pisco Sours.
posted by Kurichina at 11:50 AM on January 1, 2010

I use those egg whites that come in a carton to make quiche. 1/4 C egg white = 1 egg.
posted by BoscosMom at 6:54 PM on January 2, 2010

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