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Old 05-21-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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Breaking Eggs

I tap the egg on its side to crack it. Then I hold both ends and lifting turn the halfs of the eggs shell in opposite directions to keep shells from getting in the food. Then I toss the ex egg shells into a can to be dispossed of.
How do you break eggs?

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Old 05-21-2006, 04:43 AM   #2
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on a bowl, or similarly sharp, right angled surface.
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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I tap the egg on its side to crack it. Then I hold both ends and lifting turn the halfs of the eggs shell in opposite directions to keep shells from getting in the food. Then I toss the ex egg shells into a can to be dispossed of.
How do you break eggs?
Oh my God....I always used a hammer.....
Jokes apart, it depends if I have to mantain or separate the whites. If it's not necessary, I hold egg in a hand, crack it on the cup, and with the same hand open the shell, pouring the egg.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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Depends what I'm cooking, sometimes on the edge of the bowl, sometimes I hit the shell with a knife, can't do it one handed though.
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:04 AM   #5
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Two at a time, one in each hand.

It takes a bit of practice but it is very easy to do.

Otherwise just hit the egg on a sharp object, i.e. the side of a pot, and spread it open.
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:21 PM   #6
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Auntdot, I wish I could do that! I just tap it on the side of the bowl, then use my thumbnail to open the egg, leaving more of a 'hinge'. I break it through if I need to seperate the yolk from the white.

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
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I crack it on the nearest metal edge and then use my thumb to open it.

It isn't the most effective way and I get egg shells sometimes.
And egg on my thumb. But it works for me.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:15 PM   #8
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first I toss it from right to left hand, then behind the back to the right hand again, then over the head to the left while I flip the cleaver out of the chopping block with my foot...then a cross flip to land on the upturned blade of the cleaver which splits the egg perfectly in half, shells dropping into the waste, yolk and white into the bowl. any questions?
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:28 PM   #9
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Interesting!

Everyone cracks the shell on a sharp edge. Apparently no one pays attention to all the Food TV shows that repeatedly tell you to never do that. They always say to crack the shell on a flat surface to minimize the risk of getting shell fragments in the egg.

I'm not being critical, just making an observation. I do both.
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:09 PM   #10
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first I toss it from right to left hand, then behind the back to the right hand again, then over the head to the left while I flip the cleaver out of the chopping block with my foot...then a cross flip to land on the upturned blade of the cleaver which splits the egg perfectly in half, shells dropping into the waste, yolk and white into the bowl. any questions?
I'm gonna practice this one. Does it help to have any particular music playing in the background? Should I wear special socks?
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