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7 WAYS TO SEPARATE AN EGG

Learn seven ways to Separate an Egg.  Video and step by step pictures included.

Many recipes require egg whites only or egg yolks only.  You may eat egg whites to reduce your cholesterol.  Whatever your reasons, here are seven ways that will help you separate an egg and avoid breaking the yolk.

At the bottom of this posts, you will find recipes that require egg yolks and some that require egg whites.

Separate An Egg With Plastic Bottle

SEPARATE AN EGG WITH A BOTTLE

If you have a plastic empty, clean bottle, this method is the fastest and most fun way to separate an egg.

  1. Be sure to crack your egg on a flat surface such as a countertop, to break open the shell.
  2. Place the egg whites and yolks in a bowl.
  3. Grab you clean plastic bottle.
  4. Squeeze the bottle and place it over the top of the yolk.
  5. Release the squeeze to expand the bottle.
  6. As you are releasing the squeezed bottle, the bottle will suck up the egg yolk.
  7. Squeeze the bottle to release the yolk.

SQUEEZE TO SEPARATE AN EGG WITH EMPTY BOTTLE

RELEASE PRESSURE OF THE BOTTOM TO RELEASE THE EGG

Use A Slotted Spoon

  1. Be sure to crack your egg on a flat surface such as a countertop, to break open the shell.
  2. Place the egg whites and yolk on a level slotted spoon.
  3. The whites will drip through the wholes.
  4. It works best if you have two slotted spoons to transfer the egg yolk back and forth.

SEPARATE EGG WITH A SLOTTED SPOON

USE SLOTTED SPOON TO SEPARATE AN EGG

Hand Method To Separate An Egg

This method is fast, but you do need to make sure your hands are extremely clean.  You will also need to clean your hands thoroughly after separating the eggs.

  1. Wash hands well.  You may want to put gloves on your hands.
  2. Crack an egg on a flat surface such as a countertop, to crack the shell open.
  3. Gently transfer the egg yolk into your fingers over a bowl.
  4. Keep draining the yolk until you only have yolk left.  You may want to separate your fingers a little bit or transfer the yolk to the fingers on your other hand.
  5. You’ll be left with a perfect, and I mean perfect, round, separated yolk.

7 WAYS TO SEPARATE AN EGG

SEPARATE EGGS WITH HANDS

Store Bought Egg Separator

Use an egg separator which holds the yolk suspended while the whites run out.

SEPARATE AN EGG WITH A STORE BOUGHT EGG SEPARATOR

A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORE BOUGHT EGG SEPARATOR

Funnel

A funnel works well too, and similar to a store bought egg separator.

After cracking the egg, drop the egg whites and yolk into a funnel and let it drain.

Egg Shell Method To Separate An Egg

  1. Be sure to crack your egg on a flat surface such as a countertop, to break open the shell.
  2. The yolk should be in half of an eggshell over a small bowl.
  3. Gently transfer the yolk back and forth from one half of the egg shell to the other half.
  4. Allow time in between transferring the egg for the egg whites to drop into the bowl.
  5. Transfer the egg yolk until you only have a yolk left.

SEPARATE AN EGG WITH EGG SHELL

Turkey Baster Bulb To Separate An Egg

  • Unscrew the bulb from the baster handle, and you have a suction device the right size for grabbing yolks.
  • Crack the egg in a bowl.
  • Next, squeeze and let go to pull the yolk up into the baster.

Using a turkey baster is my least favorite way to separate an egg because the turkey baster bulb is difficult to clean.

USE TURKEY BASTER TO SEPARATE EGG

Recipes With Egg Yolks

Recipes With Egg Whites

7 WAYS TO SEPARATE AN EGG

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