How To Separate An Egg

I know that many of you know how to cook, but I also know many of you are new to cooking. I hope this series on Cooking Basics is something that all of you will enjoy.

My goal is to show those of you that are new to cooking, that it is really not that hard. I am hoping that these tips will help you try new things that you have been afraid to try, or that you have not known how to do.

For those of you that are more experienced cooks, I hope you might learn a new tip, or a new way to do something, along the way. I also encourage you to leave comments with tips that you use for similar things. I love hearing your ideas, so please feel free to leave them.

Today, I have another vlog for you. This vlog shows how I separate eggs. I know there are many ways to separate eggs, but this is the way that I have found to be easiest.

How do you separate eggs?

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This post linked to Tutorial Tuesday.

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  1. I’m so with you Lynn! That’s exactly how I do it too. Every so often I’ll do it the same way except with a slotted spoon to catch the yolk instead of my hand. That works too for anyone who doesn’t want to touch the raw egg.

    But personally…it doesn’t bother me either, and I didn’t even grow up in the country. :)

    Great vlog! You are doing so great with these. I think I need you to give me some pointers.
    .-= Kate @ Stolen Moments´s last blog ..Sour Cream & Jam Muffins =-.

  2. Same technique, except I use the two halves of the eggshell instead of my hand. You can pour it back and forth if you need to, or use the edge of the shell to help things along if the white is being cantankerous about separating.

  3. Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!
    Separating eggs is something I absolutely hate to do.I always had a scrambled mess with shells.I would actually buy those boxes of egg yolks and egg whites when I wanted to bake.I’m 42 I should be able to do that by
    Now I know I can do it :-)

  4. I use the shells to pass it back and forth… but I’m not bothered at all by the sliminess, so I may have to give your method a shot!
    .-= JessieLeigh´s last blog ..Noodles with Marsala Cream Sauce =-.

  5. Lisa Bishop says:

    If the yolk should break in your hand, I suppose you would just have to wash up before breaking the next egg in order not to get yolk traces in subsequent egg whites, right?

    • @Lisa Bishop, This is why I keep a third bowl, after each egg, I pour the white into the one bowl. And break the next one into the empty bowl. That way if I get yolk into the white, I am only ruining that one white, not my whole bowl of whites. Does that make sense? Then if I get egg into that white, I can just use it in something else or scrambled eggs. I hope that helps.

  6. Darlene says:

    I just read about separating eggs, and the article said that it works best when the eggs are cold. Guess I will have to test that one.

  7. Hi lynne! Nice to “See” you! I do something similar, but I use the shells since I hate getting egg on my hands (C:

  8. I also use shells to pass the yolk back and forth but since I’m not bothered by the slimyness, I’ll have to try your method. Looks a little quicker.

    I enjoy your blog a lot and like your new videos. I’m trying my hand at using dry beans for the first time after watching that vlog.
    .-= Vicki´s last blog ..May 8 Garden Update =-.

  9. I like to go back in forth between the eggshells. Happy to know about your site — will be back for other tips.
    .-= Betsy (Eco-novice)´s last blog ..Baby Eats Normal Food: The Cheap, Lazy and Green Way to Feed Your Baby Solid Foods =-.

  10. Thank you for participating in my Tutorial Tuesday link up! This is a great example of basic kitchen skills that we all need!

  11. Ruth Pruitt says:

    I cannot view your vlog. I have even had the resident computer expert check it out to no avail. I get your notices by email so I click “here” just to get sent to another of the same sight to click “here” and so on and on and on. Bummer.

  12. I use a funnel. The white slides right through, and the yolk stays in the top. Your method looks like a great alternative, though, when I’m too lazy to search through my drawers.

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