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help me use up 12 egg whites!

smilingal Dec 23, 2013 09:11 AM

searching for ideas - want to use as many as possible in one recipe. I have a chocolate mousse recipe but only uses 2 for serving 4. I looked at Smitten Kitchen s'mores cake - but that only uses 4. Hoping you can help!

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    akalish Dec 26, 2013 07:54 PM

    Angel food cake! Did someone say it already? That's ok--it's so good, it needs to be said twice!! :)

    1. Melanie Wong Dec 25, 2013 02:03 AM

      I made stracciatella and escarole soup for Christmas Eve dinner to use up the seven egg whites left from making rompope. Easy peasy. Pulled a quart of turkey stock out of the freezer that I made before Thanksgiving, diluted with an equal amount of water, wilted a chopped head of escarole in it (cooking time about 3 minutes). Blended the egg whites with grated parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper. Brought soup up to boil, swirled with a whisk to create a vortex, kept stirring while adding the cheese-egg mixture. Done!

      And I just learned that this is a traditional soup to serve at Christmas time.

      1. CocoDan Dec 23, 2013 10:39 AM

        I would go with the fritatta. I just made one with eggwhites and it came out delicious. A little side salad and a chunk of crusty Italian bread and you'll be in heaven.

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          smilingal Dec 23, 2013 10:09 AM

          Oh - NEver mind with the frittata! I am excited to make an Angel food cake - In the many many MANY years of cooking and baking, I have never made one! I even have the pan! Thank you all for the great ideas! Now which recipe? I will look at the one that was suggested.

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          1. re: smilingal
            justbeingpolite Dec 23, 2013 10:36 AM

            Chocolate mousse

            1. re: smilingal
              Siegal Dec 24, 2013 07:14 AM

              I used the pioneer woman angel food cake recipe (in her strawberry sparkle recipe). It works nicely

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              jpc8015 Dec 23, 2013 09:59 AM

              Egg white omlettes.

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              1. re: jpc8015
                rockycat Dec 24, 2013 07:53 AM

                I started this morning with 8 egg whites. Two egg white not-McMuffiny breakfasts later and we're down to maybe about 3 whites left. One more breakfast tomorrow.

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                smilingal Dec 23, 2013 09:56 AM

                I am thinking I will use them in a frittata - with stuff I have in the house - for dinner tonight (not usually our style!). Turkey bacon, fried onions, potatoes, and topped with cheese - can't be too bad!?!

                1. Jpan99 Dec 23, 2013 09:41 AM

                  An Angel Food Cake recipe would use up those egg whites. Doesn't have to be plain, try an orange one or some other flavor, maybe chocolate peppermint.

                  1. Berheenia Dec 23, 2013 09:41 AM

                    One old fashioned Angel Food Cake.

                    1. LaureltQ Dec 23, 2013 09:38 AM

                      Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate angel cake!

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                        autumm Dec 23, 2013 09:36 AM

                        Pavlova. Its basically a big meringue cake. The last time I made one I think I used 9 whites

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                          MamasCooking Dec 26, 2013 10:11 PM

                          So delicious and unique. My daughter who lives in New Zealand now made one for me when she was here in April.
                          It is NZ.'s *national* desert. Then she served it with freshly whipped sweetened cream and fresh sweetened berries.

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                          Clams047 Dec 23, 2013 09:34 AM

                          Peppermint Meringues - A Christmas treat in our household for some 40+ years.

                          8 egg whites
                          1/2 teaspoon salt
                          1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
                          3 cups sugar
                          2 cups (2 packages) semi-sweet chocolate chips
                          2 teaspoons peppermint extract

                          Beat egg whites until foamy, adding salt & cream of tarter.

                          Beat until they hold a peak.

                          Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition.

                          Fold in chocolate chips.

                          Drop (2 tablespoons) onto parchment paper.

                          Bake 300F about 25 minutes until slightly brown. Remove from paper after cooling and keep in tin box to keep them dry.

                          Makes about 6 dozen (recipe can be halved).

                          http://tinyurl.com/l5e9scr (rotate clockwise)

                          1. juliejulez Dec 23, 2013 09:22 AM

                            Meringues? http://www.joyofbaking.com/MeringueCo... Doesn't use up all 12 but will use up some!

                            ETA: I like to add chocolate chips to mine.

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                            1. re: juliejulez
                              smilingal Dec 23, 2013 09:39 AM

                              I forgot about meringue cookies - thanks for suggesting it. I
                              never added the chocolate chips but I like the idea - do they melt?

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                                juliejulez Dec 23, 2013 09:48 AM

                                Not really... they get a bit soft while cooking of course but harden back up... the temp you bake the meringues at is so low I guess it's not high enough to totally melt them. I've also seen recipes that add cocoa powder to the egg whites to make the extra chocolatey.

                            2. weezieduzzit Dec 23, 2013 09:22 AM

                              Ramos Gin Fizz

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                                deet13 Dec 26, 2013 08:36 PM

                                Or twelve Pisco Sours...

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