This is a very easy way of separating the yolk and white of an egg. This method was taught to me by my Mother (who assisted with the photos) when I was a child and is very simple and easy making it great if teaching children to make recipes requiring only the yolk or white of an egg.
Forget messily straining the egg through your fingers, deftly shuffling the yolk back and forth between the two shell halves etc or sucking up the yolk(s) with a plastic soda bottle both of which are a bit hard for little hands!
For this method you will need;
1. Small plate or saucer.
3. As many eggs as you like.
4. Jug or something to pour egg whites into.
5. Something to store egg yolks (not shown)
The Eagle Eyed among readers will notice I cheated and photographed this while making Scrambled Eggs as there are yolks and whites in the jug! ;-)
Step 1: First Crack Your Egg.
Crack the egg onto the plate and set eggshell aside.
Step 2: Invert the Egg Cup
Take the egg cup and carefully invert it over the egg yolk.
Step 3: DONT PRESS!
DO NOT PRESS DOWN just let the egg cup's own weight do the work.
If you press down with some larger egg yolks the cup will cut the edge of the yolks membrane.
Step 4: Separating the Egg
Now holding the egg cup gently in place lift the saucer and pour the egg white off the plate into the jug or other receptacle.
Step 5: FINISHED! :-)
Remove the Egg Cup and Voila one neatly separated egg yolk! :)