"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Eggs, Cheese & Dairy
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2007, 12:44 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 13
What to do with the yolk after separating?

I've noticed that in many recipes for things such as meringues the egg white is supposed to be separated form the egg yolk. But they never say what to do with the yolk. Are you just supposed to throw it away? That just seems wasteful. Has there ever been a recipe that has found a good use for it?


rfwu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 12:54 AM   #2
Head Chef
Caine's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
Add it to your breakfast omlette.

Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
Executive Chef
miniman's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Basingstoke, England
Posts: 4,687
Scambled eggs, make a cake & just use egg yolks, make any batter a little richer. If make lemon meringue pie, the yolks are use in the filling.
You also use the yolk for binding meat in burgers or if you want to breadcrumb something.
miniman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
Head Chef
skilletlicker's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,043
Or make mayonnaise, custard or ice cream. My hunch is that if you have recently found yourself making meringues you will very quickly discover many uses for the yolks. Here is a link with some helpful information.
Old bachelor cook

skilletlicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
Executive Chef
AllenOK's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
Hollandaise and Bearnaise!
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 10:14 AM   #6
Head Chef
auntdot's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
Totally agree with previous posters.

There is little better than an omelet or scrambled eggs made with a double yolk egg.

Here you have the equal.
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 08:40 PM   #7
Senior Cook
wysiwyg's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 446
Send a message via MSN to wysiwyg
You can keep it to make Zabaglione or Hollandaise sauce as stated above.
Or just simple brush it over meat or a pie before going to the oven.
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
wysiwyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
Executive Chef
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
I believe you can also freeze them to use later in a recipe calling for all yolks.By the way one yolk is one TBL egg whites equal 2 TBL.
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 11:53 PM   #9
Head Chef
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 1,129
Send a message via AIM to college_cook
Creme brulee! Creme anglaise! Or your other favorite custard...
college_cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2007, 06:21 AM   #10
Executive Chef
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 3,381
Lemon curd!

Practice safe lunch. Use a condiment.
Loprraine is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.