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There are many different ways of going about the simple kitchen task of how to separate an egg, but I'm going to keep it simple show you just my two favorite methods.

 
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Step 1: Choosing Your Eggs

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I make an effort to buy free range, organic eggs when I can. Not only because I want what's best for my body, but because the yolks are stronger, which makes them easier to separate without breaking them. I'm not sure of the science behind why this is the case, but it's been my experience that it's pretty consistently true.

Also, I find that eggs fresh from the fridge have a stronger yolk than room temperature eggs. (Again, a bonus when trying to separate them.) So if you're following a recipe that calls for room temperature eggs, I would separate them fresh out of the fridge and then let them sit covered until they've reached room temp.

woeisme4 months ago
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vincent75205 months ago

For all concerned viewers : didn't you learn this with your mother ??? (I'm talking to men and women as well). What the worl is going to ? (end of the old grumpy lament of the day - lol)

The important thing about an egg is wether it is rotten or not. For this there is one solution, and only one : open it and you will know. If you feel (and smell !…) the National Guard has entered your kitchen and flooded it with tear gases, then I would advise you not to eat it (if you could stay in the kitchen that is !…).

This is why you should always open your egg on an empty bowl : if the egg is bad it will be the only one lost. But if you open it over the bowl into which you already threw eleven then it is the whole dozen that will go to the drain, leaving you to face an angry bunch of people dying of hunger … They'll will come after you and you won't have even a rotten egg to throw at them !!!… LOL

So open each egg over the bowl, put the content of the one egg bowl into the larger bowl and repeat the process. I learned this when I was blue sailing. We didn't have fridge at the time and we kept eggs for more than two weeks (other crews happened to keep them for much longer periods) : spoiling 10 eggs in a row was out of the question … not to mention the smell in a tight space as a cabin at the 04:00 am watch !…

ajensen275 months ago
i have used the first method but seen the bottle being squeezed and unsqueezed to suck out the yellow as a better option

Yes, in fact i just used an empty dish soap bottle because it is a little more robust and provides ample suction

JoeySartin6 months ago
Another good approach: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_AirVOuTN_M
randofo6 months ago

I am partial to method 2.