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Dec 19, 2004 07:55 AM

What to do with extra egg yolks?

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I'm making the incredible Fire and Spice Nuts recipe from Epicurious (link below). Depending on how many batches I make, I'll have 2, 4 or 6 egg yolks left over. I hate to just throw them out, what can I do with them? I don't want to make anything sweet....



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  1. use them to thicken a creamy pasta sauce with some bacon and peas, that's what I am doing tonight and I will have some eggs whites over. So I will look at your nuts recipes.

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    1. re: mdibiaso

      Do a nice hollandaise or bearnaise sauce to accompany your veggies, or fish, or steak.

      1. re: Moyn

        You can let your hollandaise cool to room temp. then add about half as much sour cream to it, plus mustard to taste. This cold sauce will happily sit in the fridge without solidifying, and be good on many salad-y things. I've used it as the dipping sauce for a meal of cracked crab and artichokes, and it was very successful.

    2. They freeze well. I usually freeze 2 per package and thaw before use.

      1. You can always add them to scrambled eggs. If you're holding them for longer than a day or so, as one poster said, you should freeze them.

        1. i've avoided that problem by buying small containers of whites available in supermarkets. they come in 4-ounce containers, 3 to a package.