How to crack and separate an egg with a knife

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This is a great tip for how to crack and separate an egg with a butter knife.  When I was teaching Home Economics I learned this trick from the Kentucky Egg Council and it works like a charm.   I always use the blunt side of a butter knife to crack my egg instead of the side of a bowl or my counter.  The butter knife gives a clean break and works especially well on Eggland’s Best, Cage Free, Organic and Farm Fresh Eggs because the shell is harder than normal eggs.

Here is how you do it:

Step 1: Strike the egg with the blunt side of a butter knife.

Step 2: Using the opening spread your egg open.

Step 3:  Split your shell in half.

Step 4:  Gently use the shell to separate your white from your yolk using the broken shell.

Step 5: Separate your yolk into one bowl and your whites in another.

Recipes That Use Separated Eggs:

Homemade Tiramisu

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownie

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

Homemade Twinkies

Banana Layer Cake

Comments

  1. I’ve always used the broken egg shell to separate eggs, but I never knew about breaking the egg shell with a knife. Definitely going to try this next time.

  2. Heather Pfingsten says:

    Ok… I admit that I am a dork. I kinda want to go in, get an egg and give this a whirl lol. I have a feeling my husband will beat me to the kitchen since he just read this over my shoulder. ;)

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