Have you ever noticed how egg whites are treated as second-hand citizens in many recipes? I have. After all, anytime a recipe instructs me to separate my eggs and use only the yolks, I dump the whites down the sink without a second thought. But then I got to thinking “what if I could actually use those for something?” That’s when I did some research and found out just how versatile egg whites really are. Here are a few surprising things you should start saving your egg whites for, starting today.
DIY Face Masks
Before you throw egg whites out, put them in a bowl to whip into an effective little DIY face mask. I know, I know. Putting food on your face doesn’t seem natural. However, you can’t knock it until you try it. It turns out that egg whites contain an impressive amount of protein, which can help tighten the skin and mop up excess oil.
It’s really easy to make a face mask with egg whites. Simply separate the yolk from the white, mix it with juice from half a lemon until it gets nice and frothy, then apply it to your face in a thin layer. Let it dry for approximately 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. It’s as easy as that! Oh, don’t forget to avoid your eyes. Lemon juice and eyes don’t go together well.
Egg whites probably aren’t the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of candied nuts. But I learned that they’re a key ingredient for creating a nice crunch and binding the dry ingredients to the nuts. Practically every candied nut recipe calls for the humble egg white, and if you omit it from your recipe, you’ll soon see why it’s necessary. If you plan to make candied nuts this holiday season, get ready to learn how to use egg whites in a creative way.
Eggs and marshmallows don’t seem to go together, but it turns out they’re a match made in heaven. If you have the ability to whip egg whites, you have the ability to make pillow-soft homemade marshmallows. All you need are a couple packages of powdered gelatin, sugar, egg whites, light corn syrup, water and a little flavoring. You can find many different homemade marshmallow recipes online. Give several a try until you find your favorite.
Adding egg whites to cocktails may seem strange or even gross to you, but it’s a practice that’s been going on for longer than a century. Egg whites can make your cocktail creamier and foamier than it would otherwise be. Don’t worry, your drink won’t end up tasting like eggs. Unpasteurized egg whites are almost tasteless and odorless. Their primary purpose in cocktails is solely textural.
To create frothier cocktails, separate the egg whites from the yolks. Then, work the egg whites into a frothy consistency using the dry shake method. This involves shaking the egg white, along with the other cocktail ingredients, in a cocktail shaker (without ice) for at least a minute. You’ll get tired, but it’s a great way to get rid of those flabby underarms!
After a minute, add ice, then shake the egg whites cocktail mixture for at least 30 more seconds. Strain it into your glass using a double-straining method to make sure the foam layer is nice and clean. That’s all there is to it! your guests will most likely ask you what your trick is. Feel free to tell them, or keep your egg white cocktail secret to yourself.
Try Your Own Egg White Recipe
These are just a few of my favorite, surprising egg white recipes. There are many more uses for egg whites that you can research. Give one a try the next time you have extra egg whites to use up.
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Love the recipes and tips .
I had bad acne when i was in high school. I tried all the over the counter stuff, watched what i ate, nothing helped. One day my grandma said she read an article in one of her natural, organic magazines which said apply egg yolk to face let it dry and then egg white over that.let dry then wash off. So i did this every night. IT WORKED. No more acne and my skin just glowed. To this day i will apply for a week to get that baby skin feel and glow again and I’m 76 years old. Thank you grandma.
Thanks to grandma and Adele Davis i eat organic and use your products, essential oils, and vitamins.
Under the cocktails section you say to use the yolk twice when I think you mean the white part of the egg.
I will love a recipie that does not Gain weight Thanks
Is there a typo in the cocktail instructions as it says to use the yolk and not the egg whites?
Hello there! You are totally right! It was a typo! It should be the egg whites and not the yolk. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. 🙂
Hi there! You are right! It should be the egg whites and not the yolk! Thank you for letting me know. It’s fixed! Have you gave this one a try? 😀
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