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 3 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.
While fresh I would make them into sandwiches and pass them to homeless people that they make a good use of it by eating it.
Also, put them in washed jars and pass them as boiled white eggs to homeless people. I keep the jam, honey or other jars and I pass on any food I would like to share.
I feel it will be good food for anyone since you actually have chicks and ducks and they have lots of nutritional value. Why to be wasted?
I know it is extra work but a little bit of kindness go lots of way.
Not sure if food banks will take them but if you find someone who needs food it ll be the best way to use them.
Ii personally make them some hot drink like tea or coffee and also give them water in a bottle or jar.
I really believe all this spreads love and even if you cannot do it frequently still it is a nice way to help others.
I have always had a liver that produces very little protein. As long as I can remember I've had to consume egg whites for that specific type of protein. It is a protein that the body utilizes better than most. Use to get the gallon size jar of egg white protein shake from the health food store back in the day. Not popular anymore because people focus on highest protein per serving instead of kind of protein. When I've raised chickens, ducks and turkeys I've taken the extra eggs (whites) and dehydrated raw and boiled. Great space saver. Gallon of whites yeilds about 2 cups of powder. Boiled whites around double that. Keep in tightly sealed jar away from light. They say it keeps for 2 years. I personally am still using jars I've had stored for 5 years. Powdered raw can be added to recipes where eggs are used. Whole egg to eggwhite conversion can be found online. Can also add oil to rehydrate for scrambled egg whites. Powdered boiled is what I use to make almond milk protein milkshake but use your imagination for other uses.
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