So you've made a mayonnaise, hollandaise sauce or ice cream and find yourself left with egg whites. Maybe you buy 3 cartons of egg whites at a time from Costco and can only make so many egg white omelets.
No matter how you got here, you've found yourself asking "what can I do with leftover egg whites?" and I'm here to give you all the ideas you need and then some. If you need uses for the yolks check out my guide on using up egg yolks!
What Can I Use Instead of Egg Whites?
The best substitute for egg whites is Aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid left over from canned chickpeas and you need 3 tablespoons of it to equal 1 egg white.
There are many substitutes for whole eggs, but the best replacement by far for recipes that call for egg whites only is aquafaba.
General Ideas to Use Egg Whites
- If you don't feel like cooking, you can freeze egg whites in either a clean mason jar or in 1 tablespoon allotments in ice cube trays.
- Use egg whites as an egg wash on baked goods as a browning agent.
- Use egg whites to purify broths and stocks - see the consomme recipe below.
- Any breakfast recipes using eggs can be made with just egg whites. Quiche, frittata, omelets, scrambled eggs - the list is endless.
Recipes Using Egg Whites
Using 1 Egg White
Chocolate Souffle - Chef John (1 egg + 1 egg white)
3 Minute Fruit Mousse - Serious Eats
Dalgona Matcha Latte - Proportional Kitchen
Whisky Sour - The Kitchn
Puffed Cheddar Cheese Twists - Fifteen Spatulas
No Knead English Muffins - Serious Eats
Using 2 Egg Whites
Spiced Cocktail Nuts - The Food Network
Skinny Meatloaf - All Recipes
Egg White Wraps - The Protein Chef
Financiers - Rasa Malaysia
Royal Icing - The Food Network (3 ounces)
4 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Tart - The Food Network
Coconut Macaroons - Mom on Timeout
Granola - Recipe Tin Eats
Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies - Serious Eats
Coconut Marshmallows - The Food Network
Using 3 Egg Whites
Foolproof Macarons - Broma Bakery (100g)
Soft Amaretti Cookies - She Loves Biscotti
Fat Free Bread Pudding - Food.com
Chicken Consomme - The Spruce Eats
Billionaire Fried Rice - Eggs.ca
Chocolate Satin - Epicurious
Homemade Marshmallow Fluff - Liv for Cake
Using 4 Egg Whites
Egg White Chocolate Brownies - Foodie Baker
Fluffy Egg White Omelet - Healthy Recipes Blog
Homemade Marshmallows - David Lebovitz
Swiss Meringue Buttercream - Sugar Hero (6 ounces)
Peach and Passionfruit Pavlova Roll - Taste.com
Using 5 Egg Whites
Using 6 Egg Whites
Using 8 Egg Whites
Using 10 Egg Whites
Using More Than 10 Egg Whites
Egg White Frittata with Green Chilies and Spinach - Rachel Cooks (3 cups)