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.

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2. Foolproof Macarons

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

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3. Avocado “Fries”

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

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4. Candied Nuts

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

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5. Homemade Milano Cookies

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

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6. Chocolate Mousse

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

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7. 5-Ingredient French Meringue Cookies

They’re as pretty as they are tasty.

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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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9. Gluten-Free Lemon-Raspberry Pavlova

It’s so light and airy, you can have two three slices.

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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.

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11. Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

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

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12. Lemon Meringue Cookies

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

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13. Grapefruit Meringue Stacks

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

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14. The Ultimate White Cake

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

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15. Cauliflower “Tater” Tots

They’re crispy, satisfying and ideal for dipping. Need we say more?

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