Did You Know – Egg
Did you know that when you crack a raw egg you should never crack it on the edge of a bowl? Doing so pushes the shell into the egg, allowing a better chance of getting shell fragments into your food.
You should always crack the egg on a flat surface, like the counter, for a cleaner break.
Once it is cracked, open the shell and place the raw egg into a small bowl before adding it to your ingredients. That way, should a piece of shell fall into the bowl it is easier to remove.
Categories: Cooking Tips, Did You Know, Eggs
Hmm, I shall try this! I usually end-up with a splash of egg down the side of any bowl!! 🙁
Even when I crack them on the counter, I place a paper towel down first for the same reason.
Maybe after all these years, I should try that too! 😉
And now I know I’ve been doing this wrong for forty years…
Lol I still find myself cracking them on the side of the bowl when I’m not thinking.
Wow. I’m sometimes left picking pieces of egg shell out of my ingredients. 🙂
We’ve all been there! 🤣
I’m always learning something from you, my friend! Thanks for the tip!
You are so welcome! ❤️
Thank you so much for reblogging 💕
Yes! And did you ever notice that if a piece of shell does go into the raw egg, it is impossible to get it out with your finger. Instead, use the bigger piece of shell to get it out. That way you will avoid playing tag with the small piece in your bowl.
I have heard that but never tried it JC. It’s nice to know it works and I will try it next time. Thank you❣️
That’s what I always do Diane but nice to have it confirmed
I’m not surprised Sheree! Thank you💕
That sure makes sense.
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Thank you Mitzy🥰
Good to know! I have learned to crack the egg into a small bowl before adding it to most of my recipes. Picking egg shells out of my batter or whatever is so frustrating, but it was a good teacher. 🙂
I think it was when my guest got a piece of egg shell in my baked goody, years ago, that I changed. I also learned to crack one egg at a time into a small bowl then put it into the big bowl, it’s easier to remove a piece of shell with only one egg. Thank you Patty❣️
Yes absolutely the best way to crack eggs!
Thank you, nice to know others do it this way too. 🥰
And cheers to
Thank you, you CRACK me up! 🤣
And your readers will be egging you on for more because this post was hard to beat!
Hope your weekend is going well
You too, take care!
Now you tell me! I’m old as hell and no one has properly explained how to crack an egg. Flat surface, not on the edge of the bowl. This changes everything, hugs, C
And they say you can’t teach an old dog a new trick! 🤣😂🤣 Thank you Cheryl you made me smile and I read your comment to my hubby! 🥰
Good advice! Plus by cracking it into a small dish first, you make sure your egg is fresh. I always advise that when I give away my hen’s eggs.
From the mouth of the expert!!!! You heard it here folks. Thank you🥰
I’ve tried it both ways and the first time you crack it on the counter and the whole egg ends up there, you rethink it. I know Jacques Pepin agrees with you, but I guess I’ll keep doing it the way mom did, on the side of the bowl!
You have to learn how hard to hit the counter and once you do you won’t have a mess. Everyone has their own way of doing things and we do what works best for us. Keep doing what you’re doing Dorothy! 🥰
I have always been looked at strangely for doing this lol
No one else I know cracks them on the counter and yet, somehow I have been doing this for many years because I find it easier to crack, less shells, and I don’t break the yolk as easy either. People always say I’m weird though. At least now I can say I’m not the only one!!
You’re not weird Angie, you brilliant for doing it right all these years. 💕
Thank you June 💕
Good to know – cuz I definitely crack on corner of bowl or plate!
Thank you Ab!
Egg-cellent advice! 😉 I tend to break eggs with a knife, but that yields the same problem as cracking it on the edge of a bowl. I’ll have to give the counter a try.
Good one Beth! (Egg-cellent) As for the knife, I have never seen that done before.
I didn’t know…
Took me 60 years! Hahaha
No but crack eggs when baling on cooking board with flour and salt yeast and crack eggs on board next to them. With hands mix the old fashioned way .Which I like .We have Kenwood chef food mixer but lost dough hook so back again on marble slab board making breads . I do it this way as mother did it this way .So she was right break eggs on flat.Now I know dear lady thank you for saying so.
Thank you Kevin!💕
Well who knew?
Will try next time.
I never knew it until I saw it on a cooking show. WP won’t let me log in to comment on your blog Nancy. I can comment on all the other’s so I don’t know what’s up with that. So sorry I couldn’t comment. 😔
Thanks for letting me know. I have reported it. Some can and some can not. Let’s hope they can fix it!
Supposedly it’s a bug. They are trying to fix. 😬😳
Yep, been there 😁
It took a cooking show for me to get it! Lol
How interesting, I’ve never known this.
Thank you Pooja❣️
My pleasure 😊
I’ve always cracked them on the counter and didn’t know it was better…but I do now! I do admire those instagram bakers who crack them on the side of the bowl with one hand tho.
They hide the egg shell that goes in the bowl. 🤣😂🤣
Such a simple but helpful tip. Are you also less likely to get egg gunk all over when you do that? I almost always leave egg white on the edge of the bowl when I crack it there.
I had to learn how hard to hit the egg on the counter to avoid getting the egg on the counter, I find it quite easy to do though. I love the clean crack it leaves in the shell.
Thanks for sharing some good egg advice!
You’re very welcome❣️
My husband normally uses a fork to crack an egg – according to him, then the fork is nearby to whisk the egg 😉. The reason I always break the egg in a small (seperate) bowl is in case the egg is past its sell-by date or is rotten … then I don’t have to throw everything away that’s already in the bowl.
Yes, we know how to do it! 🤣
Interesting Diane and I was thinking you’d say the shell might be dirty and contaminate the bowl rim.
Yes, I read they clean them but there is still a chance of salmonella being on the shell.
I know that salmonella scare with the eggs was bad a few years ago, no matter how clean they keep the farms. I was thinking when I read your post, when I worked at the diner, we just cracked our eggs right on the grill. It was a large grill and we made everything on the same surface (eggs, bacon/ham/sausage and hamburgers). So anything on the shell would contaminate all food cooked on the grill. Maybe the grill was too hot – I don’t recall any customers getting sick nor the employees.
The heat kills it on the grill.
That explains why no one got sick at the diner then. 🙂
I Always cracked the egg with back side of the fork. Diane, thanks for the tip.🌝
You are welcome Suni!
I’ve been trying to figure this one out for years!! Fantastic to know!!
Thank you it works really well. 💕
Thank you for this awesome tip!
You are welcome and thank you Tierney! 💕
I’m forever grateful for this tip! I switched to this method as soon as I read your post and the result…perfect egg placement in the pan every time. Thank you💜
I’m so glad it worked for you Jonetta. You are welcome. ❤️
Excellent advice, Diane. I knew this, but always forget when I’m in the middle of making something. And then I always spend extra time digging out little bits of eggshell. My problem is, I need to slow down and take my time.
Thank you! I think we do it the same way for so long we forget to try a new way.