25 Best Egg Yolk Recipes

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Are you looking for the best egg yolk recipes?

From cookies and waffles to savory chicken dishes, these are all the things you can do with that special ingredient.

There’s no doubt in my mind that egg yolk is one of the most versatile ingredients around.

Whether it’s used as a binding agent in ravioli or a glaze on waffles, it has quite a variety of uses.

So why not use it in all your favorite dishes, and see what you come up with? These egg yolk recipes are beyond easy, delicious, and kid-approved.

Let’s get to it!

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1. Leftover Egg Yolk Recipe

Egg yolks have already earned their place in the kitchen.

 Why not make them into a creamy sauce?

This recipe calls for whole eggs and cream to get the most out of your yolk.

The result will be a rich, smooth mixture that is perfect for mixing with other dishes at your next dinner party.

2. Egg Yolk Cookies

Egg yolk cookies are a simple treat you can make at home.

They look simple, but they’re packed with flavor and texture.

You’ll start by whisking together some butter, flour, and egg.

 Mix the mixture until it comes together to form a dough.

Roll out your dough about ¼-inch thick, cut into circles for sandwiches or rectangles for cakes, and bake!

3. Salt Cured Egg Yolks

If you’re a fan of briny, salty food (like I am), these salt-cured egg yolks are the perfect snack or appetizer.

They’re wonderfully thick and creamy and feature a beautiful blend of spices, herbs, and sugars.

The best part?

You can whip them up in just 30 minutes, so they’re ideal for busy weeknights!

4. Egg Yolk Waffles

If you’re a fan of the sweet breakfast, this recipe is the one for you.

A delectable blend of egg yolk and milk pairs perfectly with crispy waffles.

The key to making them is in the batter: whip your egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then add that to the waffle batter.

 It creates a light airy texture.

For best results, serve these hot with maple syrup or jam.

5. Buttery Egg Yolk Scrambled Eggs

Eggs are already so versatile; why not add some buttery yolkiness to the mix?

While scrambled eggs are an excellent breakfast option, adding a bit of cream and a touch of cheese is even better!

Be sure to let your scrambled egg cool for about five minutes before serving.

Just be sure you don’t get any in your mouth when you add it to the pan!

6. Fried Egg With Perfect Runny Egg Yolk

If you’re looking for a dish that’ll wow your guests, look no further than this fried egg with perfect runny egg yolk recipe.

This dish is one of the best ways to enjoy eggs, and it’s a breeze to make! It only requires five ingredients and 30 minutes.

The result is an incredibly flavorful dish that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.

Serve it with toast or French bread for a delicious meal.

 Or just enjoy it on its own.

 Either way, it’s delicious!

7. Egg-Yolk Sponge Cake

This sponge cake is dense and moist, with a rich buttery flavor.

It’s flavored with vanilla extract and topped with strawberry jam.

This recipe uses almond flour for its nutty flavor and to provide an added boost of protein!

The secret to this recipe’s success is the egg yolk infused into the batter.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious cake that tastes like heaven.

8. Egg Yolk Sauce

If you’ve ever made a batch of egg yolk sauce, you know how delicious it is.

It is so silky smooth, creamy, and decadent!

This recipe brings everything you love about that sauce all in one pot.

It’s served with steak and chicken, but the result will be similar to any kind of pasta dish.

The only difference is that this is more like a meal than a side dish.

9. Egg Yolk Crepe

If you’re having a hard time deciding between butter and eggs this holiday season, try out this crepe!

It’s packed with savory flavors thanks to the addition of grated garlic.

It’s also topped with perfect amounts of mayo and cream cheese.

Just because it looks fancy doesn’t mean it has to taste bad, right?

10. Salted Egg Yolk Wings

Salty egg yolks are a forbidden ingredient in the Wingsmith community.

But these salted egg yolk wings are a welcome addition to that forbidden food.

They’re cooked in butter and seasonings, then coated with salt and pepper to represent salty, flavorful wings.

The hardest part is waiting for them to cook!

11. Foolproof Vegan Egg Yolk

If you’ve ever had traditional egg yolk and wondered what it would be like to make a vegan version, then you’ll want to try this recipe!

Egg yolks are one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients in the world.

They can be used for everything from sauces and soups to baking and eating.

The trick to making these yolks foolproof is to use a food processor for the best results.

While all foods require some form of processing, the egg yolks need more than just pureeing.

So if you want them perfectly smooth, don’t worry about blending everything together until they’re completely smooth.

 Just pour them into your blender jar, add whatever mix-ins you like, and blend away!

12. Salted Egg Yolk Chicken

I’m not sure what I love more about this chicken recipe: the tender, delicate flavor or the salty, savory goodness that you get from the yolks.

It doesn’t matter to me which one I love more.

 This chicken dish is simply delicious and perfect for any occasion.

Serve it alongside rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

 Or pair it with grilled vegetables for a veggie-friendly dinner.

Don’t forget to top it off with a side of fresh green veggies!

13. Marinated Egg Yolk – Hiroko’s Recipes

If you want to add some extra flavor to your yolks, try marinating them in a combination of soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar.

There are several recipes on the internet that call for this mix.

However, I find it works best if you add just white vinegar.

 Soak for about an hour or so before cooking.

The mixture will also make your egg whites shine with a nice golden color.

14. Sunshine Cake

When it comes to desserts, the sun is always the best option.

Light and refreshing, this cake is just what you need for a sunny day.

It’s a moist and fluffy sponge cake with a light and airy cream cheese frosting.

 It’s also filled with a rich chocolate buttercream that’ll make your mouth water.

This easy dessert is perfect for summertime celebrations!

15. Egg Yolk Ravioli

You’d make egg yolk ravioli for any occasion, but Christmas is a special time for this classic Italian dish.

It’s unbelievably rich and creamy, loaded with chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and juicy eggs.

 It’ll leave you feeling full but also energized.

As an added bonus, this recipe is gluten-free!

16. Egg Yolk Brioche Bread

In this case, it’s a brioche bread recipe for egg yolk brioche bread.

It’s quite similar to the savory croissant you just made above – soft, buttery, and just slightly sweet.

But like the savory one, you can use any flavor of cheese that you have on hand.

The photo shows a variety of cheeses to show what they look like.

 But they’re all good.

I think coriander is the most popular choice.

(If you want something more unusual, try using different types of herbs instead.)

17. Fresh Egg Yolk Pasta Dough

This egg yolk pasta dough is the perfect way to sneak in a little extra protein, too.

It might sound intimidating at first, but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make!

Just mix all your ingredients together and roll them into a ball.

Then cover them with flour and bake for about 30 minutes.

This dish will stay nice and light once it’s baked, so don’t worry if it looks like it got undercooked.

 It won’t.

18. Salted Egg Yolk Prawns

This salted egg yolk prawn recipe is the perfect way to get your weekly fix of seafood without turning on the oven!

Salted egg yolks are often used for stews and soups, but when you layer them with savory prawns, they’re a must-make.

You can use this in any type of pasta or steamed rice dish, and everyone will love it.

It takes just 10 minutes to make and is perfect as an appetizer or lunchtime meal.

19. Egg Yolk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These egg yolk chocolate chunk cookies are ridiculously delectable and require no baking.

 You just stir the ingredients together and pop them in the oven.

They’re sweet, salty, and nutty.

 Dipping them in chocolate makes them even better.

I’ve never had a cookie that tastes this good before!

20. Asian Salted Egg Yolk Popcorn

This is the perfect way to enjoy salted egg yolk popcorn, and it’s a great way to kick off your Halloween party.

Each bite of this salty snack will make your mouth water, while the flavorful popcorn makes it even better.

You won’t have to worry about having too many snacks tonight!

21. Japanese Egg Yolk Sauce

If you’re a fan of the sweet, syrupy-sweet yolks you get from donuts, then you’ll go nuts for this Japanese egg yolk sauce.

The sauce has a lovely balance of sweetness and savoriness.

 It’s thick but not too viscous, so it won’t pour over your food when it’s added to a dish.

It takes 30 minutes to make and yields one delicious serving.

22. Sriracha Aioli Recipe

Sriracha aioli is the perfect way to dress your steak.

The tart and spicy sriracha adds a burst of deliciousness to the creamy aioli, while the fresh herbs provide an earthy touch.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves steak but also likes their food to be as flavorful as possible.

Plus, it’s so easy to make! Just whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix until they are smooth.

Serve with steaks or burgers on Sunday brunch.

23. Salted Egg Prawns

Salted egg prawns are a delicious way to enjoy the salty goodness of the ocean.

The prawns are cooked in a blend of butter, garlic, and cayenne pepper, making them wonderfully flavorful.

Plus, they’re served with a sweet and spicy honey mustard sauce that makes them even more irresistible.

They’re also easy to make! Just slice the prawns and then cook them until they turn golden brown.

Top each serving with some creamy horseradish sauce for an awesome presentation.

24. Vegan Egg Yolk

I don’t know what it is about egg yolks, but they just make everything taste better.

That said, this egg yolk adds a touch of richness to all your soups and stews.

It takes only 10 minutes to whip up and is perfect for those who want to cut down on the amount of eggs in their meals.

The best part? It’s vegan!

25. Egg Yolk Coffee

Egg yolk coffee is a delicious drink that’s perfect for any occasion.

It has just the right amount of sweetness and spice, and it pairs well with almost anything.

Plus, it’s so easy to whip together!

All you need are eggs, sugar, cinnamon, a splash of milk (or water), and some instant espresso powder.

You can have this ready in just 15 minutes.

 It’s an excellent way to start your day on an energizing note.

25 Best Egg Yolk Recipes

Egg yolk brioche bread

In this case, it’s a brioche bread recipe for egg yolk brioche bread.
It’s quite similar to the savory croissant you just made above – soft, buttery, and just slightly sweet.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 58 kcal


  • 1 oven
  • 1 measuring cu


  • 500 grams about 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons salt
  • 80 grams about 3/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 200 millileters whole milk warm
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 60 grams about ¼ cup or 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature


  • Spread the yeast over the warmed milk in a measuring cup. Let to settle for 5 to 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
  • The yeast mixture should be added gradually while the mixer is on low. Your dough could seem to be dry.
  • One at a time, add the egg yolks and stir until combined.
  • Add the butter gradually until the dough is glossy, smooth, and malleable. for a further two to three minutes on low.
  • Make a dough ball and place it in a bowl with oil. In a warm environment, cover and allow to double in size.In a warm environment (I preheated my oven to 175° F, turned it off, and set my bowl inside), cover and allow to double in size.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces when it has risen. Place each piece in a greased 9″ x 5″ loaf pan after rolling it into a ball. Let to rise and double once more for about an hour under cover.
  • Set the oven to 350 °F. Bake the bread for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top appears golden, after brushing it with a beaten egg.
  • Before to serving, allow the bread to cool.





Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 20mgSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 260IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Egg yolk brioche bread
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