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Old 05-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
Katherine Derbyshire
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Egg whites

After much contemplation, I have decided to relax my anti-egg white stance. Yes, it is okay to make an omelette with egg whites rather than whole eggs.

PROVIDED that you use the yolks to make ice cream.



(Just got an ice cream maker and realized that about half the recipes use yolks rather than whole eggs.)

(Yes, I know ice cream isn't paleo. Do you think I care?)

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Old 05-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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Re: Egg whites

Do you have links to said ice cream recipes? I had no idea yolks went into making it. Is that normal?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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Do you have links to said ice cream recipes? I had no idea yolks went into making it. Is that normal?
These aren't the specific recipes I'm using, but they're a readily Googled representative sample. (WFS)
http://www.sendicecream.com/recformakice.html

The protein in the eggs helps support the creamy structure. Whole eggs make a lighter texture, yolks make a denser, more custardy texture. Commercial ice creams can often get away with not using eggs because they (a) freeze faster and (b) often use other additives instead.

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Re: Egg whites

Thanks. That tidbit about the differences in texture is news to me. I don't have an ice cream maker or anything but if it ever comes up I'll know what to do. Yolks FTW.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:30 PM   #5
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Re: Egg whites

I thought once you put egg in it it was called gelatto?
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:09 PM   #6
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I thought once you put egg in it it was called gelatto?
The difference in gelato is butterfat content and density:
http://cookingequipment.about.com/od...ovicecream.htm (WFS)

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Old 05-06-2010, 07:02 AM   #7
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Re: Egg whites

Katherine, sounds awesome. I've been planning to make some ice cream for a while. As I don't have an ice cream maker semifreddo might be a better option. (WFS)

Another good use for egg yolk is hollandaise sauce. Asparagus is in season at the moment and it's delicious with homemade hollandaise. Here's a link to an easy recipe. (WFS)
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:39 AM   #8
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Re: Egg whites

As long as you eat the yolk at some point, it's fine.

I love icecream.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:41 AM   #9
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Re: Egg whites

Ice cream and coffee are basically my only vices any more.
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Another good use for egg yolk is hollandaise sauce. Asparagus is in season at the moment and it's delicious with homemade hollandaise. Here's a link to an easy recipe. (WFS)
Hmmm. I love asparagus, but don't care for hollandaise. Maybe a good recipe will change my mind. Although the asparagus currently in the fridge is planned for a chicken curry.

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