WARNING – This may be unsettling. I didn’t realize it was a controversial topic until recently.
What is the best way to crack an egg??
I eat egg whites. Many, many egg whites. A few whole eggs, but mostly egg whites. Every weekend when I’m doing my food prep for the week, I crack and separate literally dozens of egg whites. I think I’ve developed a talent for cracking and separation of eggs. I’ve got a few skills.
Actual eggs in my actual kitchen.
Most people fall into two camps with their egg cracking – tap it on the edge of a bowl or tap it on a flat counter top. I’m a “counter top” gal. My husband, Paul, is an “edge of bowl” guy. HUGE discussion about the proper method for cracking an egg a few weeks ago in our kitchen. It got heated. I consulted Google for a definative answer and found both methods described. And everyone was SURE their method was the best way to crack an egg. I think people are somewhat emotional about this egg cracking business.
Videos illustrating each method and subsequent separation of yolk from whites…
Edge of Bowl (Paul’s way):
Counter Top (the best way as recommended by anonymous pastry chefs and me):
An alternative method not tried – the EZ Cracker:
If you don’t want to eat the egg, there is fun to be had…if you’re a kid:
So how do you crack your eggs? Comments welcome. Play nice, though. I know it’s controversial. Don’t want you to get EGG on your face! Hahahahaha!