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.
How to crack and separate an egg with a knife:
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.
This is a useful tip and requires no additional kitchen equipment than a butter knife!
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