Eggs…all They’re Cracked up to be and More

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A few years back I learned that there are more than one way to crack an egg. Really! Who knew? An egg can be cracked with one hand? Amazing!

I had been taught to crack an egg by hitting the egg on the side of a bowl and then, using two hands, carefully pull the shell apart. Voila, the egg is cracked. Then I found out that you can crack an egg with one hand. I was fascinated at this concept and having never tried it before set out to crack my first one-handed egg.

I watched some you-tube videos (my go to for all new attempts) and had the directions I needed to give it a go. Let’s just say it wasn’t as easy as it was cracked up to be. Not that it is super hard or anything, however, it does take a little practice. Once I got the hang of it, I never looked back. I was obsessed with the one handed egg cracking and got such a thrill out of my accomplishment.

Thinking I am now the egg pro, imagine my surprise when watching my favorite cooking show, Masterchef, Gordon Ramsay shows the contestants how to separate eggs using his fingers. What! You’ve got to be kidding! Fascinating! Apparently, the egg is cracked over the hand (Good thing I can crack an egg with one hand!) and the yolk is caught in the palm while the whites drip through the fingers and into a bowl. Wow!

So I checked out the Masterclass website and find out that I use the traditional method of separating eggs. But that’s not all. There are even more ways to separate eggs. There is the egg shell or traditional method, the slotted spoon method, the water bottle method, the funnel method, and the hand method as shown on the show. So my method is not wrong, it’s just not the only way to do it.

I think my new obsession will be learning to separate eggs with my fingers. Sounds messy, challenging, and exciting!

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