Saving Leftover Egg Yolks or Whites

Sometimes recipes call for egg whites and you are left with the yolk or vise versa. Saving the extra yolks or whites for use in another dish later is easy and a great way to reduce food waste. This is a page about saving leftover egg yolks or whites.

I separate my eggs daily due to dietary constraints and recipe requirements. Storing them properly saves me a lot of time and money.

Egg whites can be kept covered in the fridge for a few days, but if you have several, it's best to freeze them. Pour each egg white into a compartment of your ice cube tray and freeze. When you want to use them, defrost them at room temperature.


Egg yolks dont freeze well and can dry out after a day in the fridge by itself. In an airtight container, cover with a bit of water and place in the fridge. They will keep for 2-3 days. Just drain the water before using.

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With all the holiday cooking, there is bound to be some that use only half the egg.

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