But what do you do with the yolks..?

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    Nov 10, 2010 5:41 AM GMT
    I've recently switched from eating whole egg scrambled eggs to scrambled egg whites only - much better for my cholesterol levels, I know.

    What I'm stumped on, is what to do with the yolks. I hate waste.
    Aside from passing them on to my dog to nom on (and he probably shouldn't be eating quite as many egg yolks as I am egg whites) I don't really know what to do with them food-wise that will still be good for me.

    Suggestions?
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
    r_evolutionary saidI've recently switched from eating whole egg scrambled eggs to scrambled egg whites only - much better for my cholesterol levels, I know.

    What I'm stumped on, is what to do with the yolks. I hate waste.
    Aside from passing them on to my dog to nom on (and he probably shouldn't be eating quite as many egg yolks as I am egg whites) I don't really know what to do with them food-wise that will still be good for me.

    Suggestions?


    Much of the theory on egg yolk being bad for you has been debunked. Are you absolutely sure they have been contributing to a rise in your cholesterol levels or are you just riding the myth?
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    Use Egg Beaters. Then you won't throw anything away.
    http://www.eggbeaters.com/
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    My grandma used to rub raw egg-yolks into her hair; supposedly that's good for them...
  • grnranger99

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    Use them to make Ice Cream/frozen custard
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    I always eat the yolk -- eating just egg whites is like pancakes without the syrup.
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    grnranger99 saidUse them to make Ice Cream/frozen custard
    Why do I have a feeling that might not help the cholesterol
  • FredMG

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Plant an herb garden and use them as fertilizer. Then you can convert the yolks into something healthy to eat.
  • LJay

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    Nov 10, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    An old recipe, but you will probably like the taste of it:

    Mix an equal number of egg whites [say 2 or 3] with egg yolks, add a small splas of milk and some salt and pepper.

    Melt a nice pat of butter and a bit of olive oil in a small skillet, add the mixture and stir gently over very low heat until it coagulates.

    Eat with toast.

    Per Michael Pollan:

    Eat food. Not too Much. Mostly plants.
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    Nov 10, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    I keep them in a jar in the fridge and then later on they can be used for baking or omelets for those who are not into healthy eating lol
  • CAtoFL

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    Nov 10, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    Egg whites belong to me. Egg yolks belong to the cat. It's a House Rule.

    OR, you can buy Egg Beaters or All Whites. They're 100% egg whites and easy to use.
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    Nov 10, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    I buy a brand called Nulaid Reddi-Egg. Tasted bettter to me than Egg Beaters for some reason.
  • iowaguy000

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    Nov 10, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    Throw em out. And stay away from substitutes, like egg-beaters.
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    Nov 10, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

    Don't be a tool know the truth.
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    Nov 10, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    iowaguy000 saidThrow em out. And stay away from substitutes, like egg-beaters.


    Why?
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    Nov 10, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    I do a mixture of free-range eggs and egg whites. It is interesting to note where the nutritional value is located, but I also use egg whites for additional protein.

    It's probably a good idea to just keep an eye on your cholesterol levels in general and notice how YOUR body reacts to changes in your diet over time.
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    Nov 10, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Yolks are the best part. I rotate scrambled eggs and fried eggs (love that yolk smeared on toast). I always have at least one yolk in the mix.

    There are some great nutrients there. The yolk contains a higher proportion of the egg's vitamins than the white and about half the total protein. All of the egg's vitamins A, D and E are in the yolk. Egg yolks are one of the few foods naturally containing vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin). The yolk also contains more phosphorus, manganese, iron, iodine, copper, and calcium than the white, and it contains all of the zinc.

    Generally, I'll mix regular egg with egg beaters or do a one full egg to every two egg whites mix. I don't waste the yolks. I keep them to mix in my dog's dry food. She loves it and it is very good for them. You can save them as long as they do not dry out. Baking, cooking. If you don't want them for cholesterol reasons, you probably won't use them to cook.
  • healthseeker

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    Nov 10, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    According to Jackie Warner (the trainer on Bravo), the lecithin in egg yolks helps your body break down fat.
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    Nov 10, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    Tempera paint is made by mixing equal parts egg yolk and powdered pigment with the addition of a small amount of linseed oil. Tempera painting lasts a VERY long time. Examples from the ancient egyptians still exist. Michelangelo sometimes painted with tempera and modern artists still occasionally use tempera paint.
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    Nov 11, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    Wow, thanks for all the responses folks.

    My cholesterol levels are actually fine (I get them tested 2x a year as part of my six monthly regular health check ups), the reason I was steering away from eating yolks is that 1. I'd read a lot/bought into the whole egg-yolks-are-bad speel, 2) I've upped my egg intake per day and 3) eating whole eggs sometimes makes me feel a bit nauseous.

    I'm not too keen to buy packaged egg whites as I try to stick with raw/whole/unprocessed food as much as possible.

    But after reading all this, and in particular the link you provided mnboy (thanks for that) I'm thinking I might go for a 50/50 ratio.. eat half of my daily egg consumption whole, the other half egg whites only, and following on from the suggestions here send the yolks the way of my dog and my herb garden. Perfect.
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    Nov 14, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    r_evolutionary saidWhat I'm stumped on, is what to do with the yolks. I hate waste.

    To people who give me flack for throwing out most of my yolks, I ask them "What did you pay for breakfast? I get my eggs on sale, $1.49 for 18 count large. That's a $.48 breakfast of a half dozen egg whites at $.08 per egg, so I'm throwing away at most $.24 worth of yolk a day." Btw, that means my complete daily breakfast shown below, including the egg whites, steel cut oatmeal, almonds, fruit, flaxseed, chia seed and honey, while not to everyone's taste is still under $1.50.

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  • timmytwister

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    Nov 14, 2010 7:49 AM GMT
    I buy tons of these:
    i_simply.jpg

    They are 100% natural egg whites - not a substitute. I'm assuming that the yolks are sold to food manufacturers who use them in pastries, puddings and what-not.
    Details about this product here:
    http://www.burnbraefarms.com/consumer/our_products/liquid_simply_egg_whites.htm
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    Nov 14, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
    eat them. Stop obsessing.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 14, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    RowBuddy saidCan they be used as lube?


    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
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    Nov 14, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    RowBuddy saidCan they be used as lube?


    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.


    Now we know the real answer to the question posed by RowBuddy's Why-Am-I-Single-Despite-My-Online-Profile thread.