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Leftover egg yolks - help!!!

tredarrup May 29, 2010 02:43 PM

Can anyone please advise me what to do with frozen egg yolks? We're hooked on pear flan so I'm using lots of whites and stashing the yolks. Already done custard, but need new ideas. Cheers. JM, Romford, Essex.

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    NE_Elaine May 29, 2010 03:15 PM

    When I saw your title, I was going to post that you should make flan because my flan recipe uses 6 egg yolks and 5 eggs, but then I read your post and decided that was not the solution for you. So, I guess m suggestions would be to make creme brulee or banana cream pie or quiche.

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      smtucker May 29, 2010 03:27 PM

      Quiche. 2 whole eggs, 3 yolks
      Mayonnaise, great with egg yolks only
      Bernaise sauce, same as mayonnaise

      or just move next door to me. I have the opposite problem; I use the yolks and have tons of whites in my freezer.

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        Cherylptw May 29, 2010 03:56 PM

        Make meringues with your egg whites. I made some a couple of days ago using Ina Garten's recipe...delicious! Mine came out tasting a little like pralines as I hiked up the heat just a tad...so they were golden and so good. Perfect for a summery dessert filled with berries & cream.

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          smtucker May 29, 2010 04:40 PM

          I tried that. I really don't like meringues it turns out and my husband hates them. They went into the trash.

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          Emme May 30, 2010 03:06 PM

          gosh were i you, i'd be making macarons!!

        3. Glencora May 29, 2010 03:30 PM

          lemon curd

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            NE_Elaine May 29, 2010 03:35 PM

            lemon curd!!! Oh, that is a good one!

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            1. JerryMe May 29, 2010 03:52 PM

              If I had a bunch of yolks, I would mix in a little cream or milk and make french toast or a strata.

              1. Cherylptw May 29, 2010 03:53 PM

                Fruit curd; lemon, lime, pink grapefruit..also try cantaloupe curd. Also, egg crepe & egg drop soup.

                1. 2m8ohed May 29, 2010 04:11 PM

                  If you have 8 yolks, you can make the Momofuku "Crack Pie."

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                      MFalk May 29, 2010 06:49 PM

                      Ice cream! No ice cream maker required.

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                        MollyGee May 30, 2010 11:43 PM

                        Like a semifreddo?

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                        LauraGrace May 29, 2010 06:54 PM

                        Carbonara. And variations! I like an egg yolk in just about every creamy sauce for pasta.

                        1. vicki_vale May 29, 2010 08:25 PM

                          Make pasta with yolks only. And then add some to your shampoo. Then your hair will look great while you cook.

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                            roxlet May 30, 2010 12:19 AM

                            But don't rinse with hot water!!! Made that mistake as a teenager!

                          2. hannaone May 30, 2010 02:39 AM

                            Make egg garnish to use on soups, salads, stir fries, use in wraps, rice and ___ rolls, dumplings........................
                            Beat the yolks (lightly salt & pepper if desired), spread into a pan, and lightly brown over medium heat. When the top just barely sets, flip & brown the other side. Cool and slice into thin strips.
                            Do the same with leftover egg whites to have some color contrast.
                            Cooked egg strips can be frozen for later use.

                            1. souschef May 30, 2010 08:18 PM

                              I find it unusual that you are using whites in a flan. I always think of a flan (creme caramel, specifically) as using more yolks than whites, and I use the extra whites to make almond tuiles.

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