What to do with eggs yolks?

Over the Easter season I’ve made a couple of dishes using egg whites. As I hate wasting food I’ve been a little stumped as to what to do with the yolks. Egg yolks don’t freeze very well so here are a few ideas I’ve picked up and tried out:

Egg yolk omelette/ scrambled egg

I tried to make an omelette and just added more milk. However it was harder to flip than a regular omelette, as it had a thinner consistency. If you struggle to flip it you can just start to scramble it and make scramble egg instead.

Baby food 

I have started to research weaning recipes and found a lot of baby recipes use egg yolk, as egg whites are a top allergen. One of the easiest recipes I’ve come across is egg yolk mash, which is literally scrambled milky egg with your baby’s preferred mashed vegetables, all mixed up together.

Lasagna 

I added egg yolks to my lasagna filling to add more depth, flavour and help stick the cheese together.

Binding agent 

I used some egg yolks as a binding agent when making homemade burgers. Sometimes no matter how hard you roll and press the mince together it just won’t stick, by adding egg yolks this prevented this from happening and stopped the burgers falling apart during cooking.

Technical bakes 

For more advances bakers/cooks or if you have a little more time you can try making custard, hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise.

Hair and face mask

Egg yolk is packed with vitamins, which can aid healthier hair and skin. They also smelt better than any shop bought mask I have purchased and left both my hair and face feeling super soft. The easiest hair  and face recipe I have come across is:

Hair mask 

1 banana

2 egg yolks

1 cup of oats

1 tsp of baking powder

Blend all the ingredients together and apply all over your hair, leave for 10 minutes, then rinse and wash as normal

Face mask 

1 tsp egg yolk
1 tsp honey
1 tsp almond oil

Apply before your shower or bath, leave for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Let me know in the comments if you have any more uses for egg yolks

 

 

 

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