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Uses for hardboiled egg yolks

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My preschooler has a new favorite food. Hardboiled eggwhites, with no yolks. Today she ate 7 egg whites and wanted more. Now, none of us really need more egg yolk in our diets - but I also hate to throw them all out. Any suggestions for things to do with cooked egg yolks?

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  1. mash them up with a little mayo, relish, salt and pepper. definitely not low fat but makes a very good spread. you could also put in a bit of grated cheese.

    1. Make an "egg salad" sandwich.

      Mash the egg yolks and mix with some cubed tofu, season as you would with regular egg salad.

      1. grate and use as a garnish on green veggies like asparagus or green beans, or on top of salads.

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          1. can use to thicken and slightly emulsify a vinigrette then grate or top salad with a bit more.

            I also fed my dog egg yolks with no ill effect. howver an incidence of dog poisoning in our household caused me to do some reasearch. It is not reccommended, which I found strange and haven't asked my vet? ( My bird loves eggs.......

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            1. re: coastie

              Perhaps dogs have cholesterol problems, too.

            2. I normally put eggs into my potato salad (so you can try it minus the whites): potatoes, eggs, green onion, frozen peas/carrots/green beans, pickles, mayo, touch of mustard and salt and pepper. It might not sound very "gourmande", but everyone absolutlely loves this salad. Maybe not great on nutritional value though!

              1. Actually, the egg yolk is the most important part of the egg nutritionally. It contains cholesterol that our body need to for any number of functions, including hormone regulation, maintaining healthy cell membranes, proper retinal function, and on and on. If your child really doesn't want them, then you should eat them. If you are concerned about the fats and cholesterol in your diet, you might want to check out Mary Enig's book, Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils, and Cholesterol, or simply search the internet for articles on cholesterol and egg yolks. If anything, we need more, not fewer, sources of cholesterol and high quality fatty acids in our diet.