One of the main problems in the kitchen is where to put the yolks that are left after cooking. It’s a pity to throw them away, but in case they come in handy. And indeed, they come in handy! For various dishes and even drinks!
Bright and sunny yolks are the ingredients of a million dishes. Almost no type of baking is without this important part of the egg: dough, pies and cakes, buns, a variety of desserts, cookies. Everything gets its desired and delicate consistency thanks to them.
Think at least about the unforgettable and great pasta Carbonara! And the delicious and fluffy puddings and creams for desserts? Juicy, rich sauces like mayonnaise or hollandaise? The conclusion is obvious: yolks are versatile and indispensable in any household.
Salads and Appetizers with Egg Yolk
This easy egg yolk salad is made with cooked chicken yolks, homemade mayonnaise and fresh green onions. Serve on whole-grain bread as a spread, or as a stand-alone dish.
Invented in the American South. Very simple and unpretentious to make. Mix cooked egg yolks, rye garlic croutons, one teaspoon of dried mustard, freshly ground black pepper and apple cider vinegar. It turns out hearty and tasty.
There’s nothing more perfect for a picnic than boiled egg yolks mixed with mustard, mayonnaise, crisp celery, lettuce and green onions. Gently spread the filling on hamburger buns or fresh baguette. Top with freshly squeezed juice or wine.
4. Caesar salad
Cooked hard-boiled egg yolks can make a base for light dinners, such as a Caesar salad. To make the dish as rich and appetizing as possible, don’t spare the Parmesan.
Mix together the egg yolks, onion, pork, dill, and black pepper. Form into balls the size of golf balls. Fry in deep fryer. Wrap in pita bread, add to porridge. The inimitable taste of creamy balls will be remembered forever.
These salted egg chips are fried until golden and crispy. Their taste is so memorable that once you’ve tried chips like these at least once, you’re unlikely to want to go back to potato chips.
A light and delicate Dutch sauce made with egg yolks pairs perfectly with English baguette, spicy Canadian bacon, and juicy poached eggs.
A simply indispensable snack for noisy evenings out with friends, or quiet and cozy movie nights. It is incredibly fast to make. If you want, you can make popcorn both sweet and salty. For example, pouring homemade caramel, or sprinkled with cheese and herbs.
Spicy Asian dish. Usually eaten with white steamed rice or egg noodles. It’s also a good snack with strong alcohol and white wine.
This is a universal appetizer. Great for celebrations as well as simple, everyday breakfasts. Serve on a slice of fresh bread with tomato slices and dill.
Have a gorgeous color and unconventional appearance that your guests will appreciate. They are not just green, but also very tasty and healthy, so hurry to the store for spinach and buckwheat flour. The filling for such pancakes is better to choose a salty one. Brynza, chicken in cream sauce, cream cheese with greens will work well.
12. Spicy egg snack
Keep your eyes peeled-don’t go too spicy! A mix of egg yolks, red and black peppers, paprika, parsley and dry mustard will pleasantly and gently satisfy your appetite. For a festive version, stock up on tartlets, or bake breadcrumbs from white bread.
Serve in tartlets, on toasted garlic baguette, or paired with main dishes. Avocado is a finicky vegetable that is best not cooked in advance, as it tends to darken and change color. Take canned fish – salmon or mackerel. Treat your invited guests for any occasion and without it.
Sauces Made with Egg Yolks
One of the easiest and most accessible sauces is sour cream sauce. It is based on egg yolks and sour cream of medium or high fat content. To achieve a brighter flavor, boiled egg yolks are added. As additional ingredients to the sauce, use mustard, garlic, pickles, capers, or herbs.
Once you’ve made a sauce like this, you probably won’t take similar ones from the supermarket again. A sauce with olive oil, soy sauce, egg yolks and mustard – what could be more perfect for a salad dressing or as an accompaniment to meat?
What could be without it? The most striking representative of sauces based on egg yolks. It comes from France, where it is most popular. It’s easy to prepare: mix heated chicken yolks seasoned with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and butter.
17. Alioli sauce
Goes well with French fries, garlic croutons, baguette, beef and pork, white saltwater fish. It’s easy to prepare and doesn’t take much time. You don’t have to go to a restaurant or order delivery to enjoy Alioli
Soups with Egg Yolks
It’s light, yet filling at the same time. The peculiarity of this soup is that only the yolks that were taken out of the chicken when cutting it can be used for it, so, alas, you can’t do without a trip to the market. Have patience, you can’t try this dish anywhere, the only chance is to cook it yourself.
The main secret of this soup: add a lot of finely chopped fresh coriander, spiced with turmeric. Any kind of meat will do. This dish will warm you up and satiate you in no time. For extra spice add one tablespoon of wine vinegar.
A recipe born in the north of France. Somewhat reminiscent of cheese fondue. Cheese soup with egg yolks is very rich and filling. It combines well with rye bread. Garnish generously with bacon to give a juicy, meaty character.
It is the chicken yolks that give this soup its unique and extraordinary taste. Egg yolks rub together with butter and cream (you can replace it with cream cheese). Add the chicken broth. Decorate however you like with your imagination. The classic recipe is pumpkin seeds, peppercorns, cilantro and sorrel.
Scones with Egg Yolks
22. Egg yolk buns
Making them won’t take much time or nerve. A good idea for those parents who are puzzling over what to give their child to bring to school. Egg rolls are very bunny and appetizing, times better than the ones they make at school
A classic Tatar pie with potatoes, minced meat, onions, and zira. And you can’t be stingy with the last ingredient. It will please not only with its unique flavor, but also a pleasant feeling of fullness.
24. Chicken rolls
An important point: cook exclusively in butter. As for the meat, do not bother, choose any kind. You can choose either smoked chicken or boiled chicken with mixed greens. A great option for a Saturday, leisurely breakfast.
Desserts Using Egg Yolks
Egg yolk and chocolate chip cookies are crispy on the outside and very juicy on the inside. Other, similar recipes use a whole egg, but if you want to make a more delicate dessert, limit yourself to just the yolks.
This creamy homemade ice cream will not only please children, but also adults. You can make it even if you do not have an ice cream maker. The recipe is extremely simple and uncomplicated. And, by the way, low-calorie.
27. Banana bread
For all the real sweet-tooth eaters out there. Banana bread is very similar to banana cake, the only difference in them is the name. Some chefs advise adding a whole egg, but if you do with just one egg yolk, the dessert will be much more delicate in texture.
A feast for the taste buds! Completely weightless and light dessert that doesn’t contain many calories. Try an upgrade to the recipe: add chopped fruit and almond crumbs.
29. Mango custard
This delightful dessert will win the hearts of both mango and custard lovers. A must: instead of a whole egg, add an egg yolk. This is the only way to make the dish soft and tender.
30. Banana pudding
Banana pudding is a classic South American dessert that locals love so much for its bright banana flavor and creamy texture. No party, children’s birthday party or family celebration is without it.
If you can’t find limes, substitute lemons. The pleasant sourness will give the pie a unique flavor. Garnish with whipped cream or condensed milk.
32. Coconut pie
Coconut devotees will go crazy for this creamy and juicy cream pie. The dessert has an ineffable tropical flavor. Although exotic, it goes great with cherry compote and fruity green tea.
Drinks and Cocktails with Egg Yolks
A striking representative of the classic New York bar culture. It consists of: young bourbon, brown port, cane syrup, heavy cream and egg yolk.
A specific Asian drink. A bit like eggnog, but with some differences. It consists of soy milk, egg yolk, egg white, cream, and sugar. Sometimes soy milk is substituted for almond milk.
35. Red Eye cocktail
For the strongest and toughest. A cocktail consisting of: thick tomato juice, light beer, vodka, red pepper flakes, egg yolk and egg white. Under no circumstances, do not add the whole egg.
Surprisingly, there is not a drop of champagne in this drink. Instead, gin, baking soda, egg yolk, and lemon or lime juice go with it. It tastes fresh and sour, and looks exquisite.
Main Dishes with Egg Yolks
37. Pasta Carbonara
A simple yet ingenious classic of Italian cuisine. No self-respecting Italian establishment dares to ignore this dish in its menu. It is necessarily garnished with an egg yolk and grated parmesan.
In other words, shrimp in tempura. A dish for true seafood connoisseurs. The batter is made simply – egg yolks, cold water and flour. If you want to enjoy a shrimp special Asian sauces. The best ones are wasabi sauce, sweet and sour or rich soy sauce.
39. Ramen carbonara
A version for those who can’t decide which cuisine they prefer: Japanese or Italian. Replace the pasta with udon noodles, do everything the same as the classic version.
A sophisticated and memorable dish that not everyone will appreciate. The reason for this is raw meat. However, you won’t know until you try it. Garnish with egg yolk, pine nuts, turnip or Jerusalem artichoke chips and pickled ginger
The most tender cutlets made of veal and potatoes. Cooked without adding onion and garlic, so the taste promises to be creamier than in the usual meat cutlets. Of the unusual: we add peas, egg yolk and freshly frozen lingonberries, and fragrant spices. It’s more of a holiday option than an everyday one.