My husband has Crohn's and has discovered that egg whites aggravate his condition, but the yokes do not. He likes to boil the eggs and eat just the yoke. And, since we keep ducks and get about 6 eggs/day, this means we end up with a LOT of extra boiled egg whites. I simply cannot eat 6 eggs worth of boiled egg whites/day. I really don't want to throw them in the trash and add them to a landfill. I'm trying to figure out a way to put these egg whites to use. The ducks and chicken don't want to eat them. We don't have a cat or dog. And, I'm afraid that if I put them in our open compost pile, we'll just be feeding mice and rats.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to sustainably put to use all these egg whites? Should I just store them in the freezer until I have enough to bury under a tree? Any other ideas?
I compost everything from dead chickens to ground squirrels to rotten eggs.
If you bury them in a compost pile even say a few inches the critters won't generally be able to get into them. I once had a fox steel rotten eggs from a pile, but I figure hey, if it's that motivated...
Wow, I can't imagine having such a bonanza of good protein going to waste.
Since I make "Mom's Famous Slop & Glop" to feed to my chickens, I'd just add it to the mix. In order to get them use to eating novel foods, I grind it all up. Currently I use an old kitchen garbage disposa because I'm dealing with volume, but in the beginning I used a blender or a meat grinder. I cook everything first, then grind it. Add it to some chicken mash or old dogfood. Let it soak up the liquid, then feed it.
Of course you could bury it in the garden among the veggie plants. Just space it out and don't bury too much in any one spot. Or add it to a hot compost pile.
If you know of someone near by with a dog or pig, you could offer it to them. Store a week's worth in the freezer then have them pick it up.
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posted 2 years ago
I would find a way to boil just the yokes so I could do the other things with the uncooked egg whites since there are so many ways to use them. There used to be a little plastic cooker for doing just that. Can't find it on the internet now but there is a shell less egg cooker called Eggies that might work Just put all the yolks in instead of whites and yolks.