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Old 02-02-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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Separating egg whites

Just a quick question, does anyone know an easy way to separate egg whites? Ive been making a few things that need 10 or more eggs and it takes me forever to separate them all.

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Old 02-02-2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:07 PM   #3
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I've seen some people use the little plastic thing you can crack your egg over and it catches the yolk.

Here's a couple different ones:
a normal looking one:
http://www.shopping.com/xGS-Egg_Sepa...kin_id-3055959
and a silly one
http://www.stupid.com/stat/EGSP.html

I usually do it by hand but have never had to do that many.
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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I either use the shell or my hands, the whites just run through your fingers, and they are not as sharp as sometimes the shell can be.
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Also especially when I want to use an undamage yolk I'll crack a hole on either side of the egg.
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Old 02-02-2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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Also especially when I want to use an undamage yolk I'll crack a hole on either side of the egg.
UGH lugaru, that reminds me of my childhood, watching my mother make my father a 30 second boiled egg, he poked a hole and sucked out the contents. hurl
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30-seconds???? 2 1/2 minutes for me, no less, no more
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:03 PM   #8
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Both of my grandmothers used the "4-bowl & a hand" method. They would break an egg into bowl #1, then pour it into their hand over bowl #2 and let the white run between their fingers, the yolk then went in bowl #3, and the white from bowl #2 was poured into the whites bowl #4. It sounds like a lot of work but it's quicker than it sounds. It's also a good safety net - really prevents screwing up a batch of egg whites if a yolk breaks.
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Yes Michael - that's a great idea. The few times I have had to separate more than 3 eggs I will put each new egg white into a bowl and keep the yolks in a separate one - I learned a lesson when there was a bad egg and I had to start over.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:11 PM   #10
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Thanks that helped a lot. Just wondering though, when I separate them I always get a long stringy bit of white that is attached toe the yolk, your not meant to put that in with the white are you?
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