Did You Know – Egg White

Do you ever have trouble trying to separate the egg white from the egg yolk successfully?

If you have ever made meringue, then you know that if any egg yolk gets into the egg white, it can ruin your meringue.

Instead, crack your egg into a bowl.

Using your hand, scoop up the yolk, pulling all of the white away from the yolk.

Do this one egg at a time, setting the yolk aside for another use, or discard it, and place the egg white into your mixing bowl.

Repeat with any additional eggs you need, one egg at a time.


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  1. We make meringues a lot at Christmastime. We add chocolate chips and nuts to them, drop little tablespoon-sized scoops onto a foil lined cookie sheet, place into a preheated oven, turn the oven off, and go to bed. In the morning they’re baked, cooled, and crispy, and we just peel them off the foil. (We call these cookies “Nighty-nights.” 😉 )

  2. I discovered the hard way about making sure there is no yolk in the whites for a meringue to be successful. Le sigh. My mom has a cool Tupperware gadget that helps separate the yolks from the whites. It’s very handy.

  3. We’ll there’s an easy way to do this! Here I am with shuffling it back and forth from half egg shell to another half egg shell. 😂

      • I have to tell you I’m squeamish and I’m not sure I’d do that with the yolk. Yes, silly and I want to tell you that I likely will never stuff a bird in my lifetime, but I’d watch my mom through the years when she pull stuff out of the chicken, wash the cavity, stuff it with dressing … nope, couldn’t do that.

      • That would be me Diane – that clammy, cold chicken. I just could not. My mom used to make buy chicken legs and dip them in Shake and Bake years ago. I’d watch her picking up and rolling the chicken legs in butter, then the mix and knew I couldn’t do that. Mom would say “you’d better not have kids as you’ll be touching a lot more than clammy chicken pieces!” (I know you’re smiling at that sentence Diane, having had kids and spending a lot of time with your grandkids.)

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