I made two Leche Flan the night before last, each calling for 10 egg yolks...so, I was left with about 20 egg whites. I've stored them in the fridge in a tupperware container. How long are they good for? What can I make with them (other than scrambled egg whites and frosting)?

  • Hi, I'm afraid both parts of your question would have to be closed. The general shelf life of raw proteins is the same, 3-5 days in the fridge, shared with any other perishable food, and this is described in our canonical question on food safety (which I used as the duplicate parent). "What can I do with X" is a culinary uses question, and our rule for it is: if it is a normal ingredient and would not get thrown away, we don't allow questions about it. – rumtscho Sep 25 '14 at 17:20
  • @rumtscho I thought the rule was no requests for recipes (which this question is not asking for)? I had a feeling that the first part would be duplicate, but considering quantity and that they are stored together, I took a chance on it not being a duplicate. – jsanc623 Sep 25 '14 at 17:24
  • @jsanc623 Recipe requests are indeed off topic, but they're not the only thing. We also don't take recipe idea/menu planning questions, i.e. anything of the form "what should/can I make...". – Cascabel Sep 25 '14 at 17:43
  • For "what can I make with X?" see meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/740/… – Cascabel Sep 25 '14 at 17:46
  • @jsanc623 Jefromi is right, this is a separate rule for off-topic questions. In fact it is a subtype of the "poll" or "opinion based" question type, which is never accepted, just as on any other site on the network. But the culinary-uses questions are so frequent for us that we have discussed them specifically. Beside the question Jefromi linked, there is also meta.cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1058/…. – rumtscho Sep 25 '14 at 20:13

I can't really answer the question on what to do with the egg whites but the question how long the egg whites are good: two to four days.

Hmm, what about macaroons?

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  • Macaroons I'll have to dabble with :) thanks! – jsanc623 Sep 25 '14 at 17:19

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