Main Ingredient Monday-20 Uses for Leftover Egg Yolks

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LAst Saturday, in preperation for our Super Bowl party I made cupcakes, a cake, sugar cookies and frostings. At the end of the day I had 8 egg yolks left...EIGHT! I could not bear to toss them so I ran off to find creative ways to use them. Who knew there were so many options? And even if you can't use them immediately, you can freeze them and use them in one of these recipes later.

20 ways to use up egg yolks from Too Much Time on My hands

 My Top 20 Uses for Leftover Egg Yolks


Chocolate pudding from The Kitchn

Hair and face mask from Abe's Market

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Alfredo sauce from The Slow Roasted Italian

Garlic gnocci from The Primative Palate

Hollandaise sauce from The Kitchn


Homemade mayo from The Kitchn

Caesar salad dressing from

cream puffs...perfect for leftover egg yolks (which I will have after I make the smores cupcake recipe) Calls for 5 egg yolks+ 1 egg white.:

Cream puffs from Annie's Eats

Alton Brown's Recipe for Lemon Curd This is a very easy recipe with lots of flavor and not much work. I am putting it in between my cake layers for Easter.:

Lemon Curd from Alton Brown

*The best* Carbonara ever: Pro tip from Rachael: "Many recipes for carbonara include cream, but I never add cream. The creamy quality of the sauce should come from the tempered eggs emulsifying with the cheeses and pasta." #delicious #dinner #italian:

Classic carbonara from Rachel Ray

Egg Yolk Raviolo with Truffle Butter Recipe | The Chronicles of Ms I-Hua & The Boy:

Egg yolk ravioli from Msihua

Duchess Potatoes. A delicious mashed potato mixture is made richer with egg yolks and then piped into mounds for individual servings!:

Duchess potatoes from The Pioneer Woman

Heavenly Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate truffles from Inspired Taste

mazemen: broth-less japanese ramen with ginger garlic beef, miso gravy and eggs -

Mazemen from I am a Food Blog

Homemade Eggnog using Leftover Egg Yolks #glutenfree

Eggnog from The Cookie Writer

A premium, homemade Vanilla Ice Cream that's so creamy, decadent and absolutely delicious! Only recipe you'll ever need, it's the best!:

Vanilla ice cream from I'm Bored Let's Go

Pastry Cream is a silky, sweet French custard that is quite easy to make. Today I'll walk you through my tutorial on How To Make Pastry Cream | by Life Tastes Good that can be used in many different dessert recipes.:

Pastry cream from Our Life Tastes Good


Soaked oatmel custard from Real Food Family

You've never tasted anything like this Salt & Honey Pie. It is the most rich, decadent, and downright delicious dessert that is perfect for the holidays.

Salt and honey pie from Self Proclaimed Foodie

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  1. Not going to lie, this is the kind of list I was looking for when I needed a way to use up leftover egg yolks! Thanks for the awesome round up (and including my recipe!)

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