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15 Egg White Recipes to Put Those Leftovers to Good Use

If you’ve whipped up homemade mayonnaise, lemon curd or ice cream lately, then you probably have a couple of spare egg whites hanging around in the back of your fridge. Instead of making a sad omelet or tossing them in the trash, put those egg whites to good use with one (or all) of these 15 tasty egg white recipes instead.

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1. Angel Food Cake

This light sponge cake is an excellent vehicle for fresh berries and dollops of whipped cream.

2. Foolproof Macarons

When you master this classic French dessert, people will think you’re a professional patissier or something.

3. Avocado “fries”

Yep, we’re combining two of our favorite things. (The egg white helps the coating stick and crisp up.)

4. Candied Nuts

Almonds + pecans + cinnamon sugar = the perfect afternoon snack.

5. Homemade Milano Cookies

Skip the grocery store and whip up a batch of these sweet little sandwiches from scratch instead.

6. Chocolate Mousse

Egg whites transform this rich, indulgent dessert into a light-as-air treat.

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8. Blood Orange Bourbon Sour Cocktail

This classic cocktail gets a deliciously citrus twist from blood oranges.

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10. Grapefruit Pisco Sour With Orange Bitters

This classic Peruvian cocktail gets its frothy top and creamy texture from shaken egg whites.

11. Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

They’re moist and chewy on the inside, but crispy on the outside.

12. Lemon Meringue Cookies

It’s like if lemon meringue pie and sugar cookies had a very delicious baby.

13. Grapefruit Meringue Stacks

These cuties only look complicated. Once you bake the meringues, it’s just a matter of assembly.

14. The Ultimate White Cake

Egg whites are the secret to giving this classic cake a light, airy crumb.