12 things you didn't know you could do with leftover egg yolks

Posted by Emily Eades on 4 May 2016


Lemon curd

Lemon curd is delicious on toast, drizzled on yoghurt or just licked direct from the spoon (we won’t tell if you don’t). With a little stirring power, some lemon zest, egg yolks, butter and sugar, you’ll be enjoying a citrus-y blast in no time.

Lemon curd

Homemade mayo

Making mayo is easier than you think and it’s a great way to make use of surplus egg yolks. Delicious with chips or spread in your favourite sandwich. Yum.

Homemade mayo with sandwiches
A beautiful mess

Frozen ice cream

Impress friends and family by pulling together leftover egg yolks, baking cupboard scraps and transforming ingredients into delicious homemade ice cream.

Frozen ice cream
Shuttestock: Slavica Stajic

Protein smoothie

Kick-start your day with a homemade protein-packed smoothie. This recipe contains pasteurised egg yolks for energy, and tasty almond milk and dates for sweetness. So much cheaper - and tastier - when you make your own.

Protein smoothie with cinnamon
Vital Proteins

Spaghetti carbonara

Hosting a dinner party? Then step away from the takeaway menu and try this super impressive and utterly delicious egg yolk-topped pasta dish instead.

Spaghetti carbonara
Foodness Gracious

Hollandaise sauce

There’s no need to go out for expensive brunch when you can make eggs benedict just as easily at home with what you already have in your fridge.

Hollandaise sauce with eggs benedict
The little green spoon

Cured egg yolks

What is a cured egg yolk we hear you cry? A yolk that’s been preserved in sugar and salt is what. Fun to make and delicious grated on toast, pasta and steamed veg. Innovative indeed.

Cured egg yolks

Freeze them for later

Got no use for egg yolks right now but happen to have some in the fridge? Yolks can be frozen in ice cube trays to thaw out and use again at a later date.

Egg yolks in an ice tray
Fabulous farm girl

Homemade custard

No need to buy fresh custard if you have egg yolks in the fridge. Follow this simple recipe and a delicious desert is yours in no time.

Homemade custard
Charlotte's lively kitchen

Key lime pie

Who knew that with three egg yolks and a little bit of recipe following, you could make a delicious and zesty pudding? The tastiest way to transform something otherwise destined for the bin.

Key lime pie
Shutterstock: Warren Price Photography

Crème brûlée

Tap the top of this sugar-crisped pudding and sink into the creamy ambrosia below. Eggs, sugar, whipped cream and some good old-fashioned fun with the oven grill is all you need.

Crème brûlée
Shutterstock: Tatiana Bralnina

Chocolate pudding

We wager that once you’ve tried this cocoa-laden mousse you’ll never throw out an egg yolk again.

Chocolate pudding
The Kitchn

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