Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Eggshells

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Cracking eggs often results in tiny shards of eggshell falling into the bowl. Those slippery little devils cling to the egg white, and are hard to fish out with a fork or even a finger.

Did you know that using a piece of the discarded egg shell as a scoop makes this an easy task? The eggshells are attracted to one another and you can remove those little pieces quickly and easily.

Upping your egg cracking technique can further eliminate the problem from the source.

There is great debate as to whether you should crack the egg on a flat surface, such as a counter top, or use the side of the bowl or pan.

Advocates of the flat surface technique claim that they get less shell fragments that way, as they tend to stick to the membrane vs. getting forced back inside the egg itself.  Gently smash the side of an egg on the counter top and using your thumbs to separate the shell, open the egg over the bowl or pan taking care not to break the yolks. That’s it. Hopefully,this eliminates the need to go yolk diving, but if you happen to have a mishap, no worries. You now know how to easily remove them.

BTW, uncooked eggs are a source of salmonella. Always wash your hands after handling raw eggs. poultry and meat.

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2 Responses to “Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Eggshells”

  1. Angie G. Says:

    Awesome tips! I’ll need to remember them! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Bebe Says:

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

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