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PastryGoddess

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« Reply #4845 on: October 18, 2013, 11:59:00 PM »
I crack my eggs against one another rather than on the edge of the bowl/cup.  the only exception is when I'm cracking eggs to separate into the yolks and whites. Then I will crack on the edge of a cup/bowl

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« Reply #4846 on: October 19, 2013, 07:38:02 AM »
I crack my eggs against one another rather than on the edge of the bowl/cup.  the only exception is when I'm cracking eggs to separate into the yolks and whites. Then I will crack on the edge of a cup/bowl

I saw that at an omelette bar in a hotel, I was mesmerised by how easily the guy did it.

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« Reply #4847 on: October 19, 2013, 09:54:19 AM »
I crack my eggs against one another rather than on the edge of the bowl/cup.  the only exception is when I'm cracking eggs to separate into the yolks and whites. Then I will crack on the edge of a cup/bowl

I saw that at an omelette bar in a hotel, I was mesmerised by how easily the guy did it.

I don't even think about it anymore.  I just automatically pick up an egg in each hand and start cracking. I've never had any problems with shells getting into my eggs.

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« Reply #4848 on: October 19, 2013, 11:14:06 AM »
I crack eggs onto the flat counter top. It works very well, and doesn't inject shell inside the egg. Learned that from Alton Brown's Good Eats.
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« Reply #4849 on: October 19, 2013, 11:15:09 AM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

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« Reply #4850 on: October 19, 2013, 11:18:37 AM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

Seriously? That's the kind of thing that had me trying not to roll my eyes back in the day...on the rare occasion that I need to separate eggs, I just use the two halves of the shell. Works fine, you just have to be careful not to break the yolk.

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« Reply #4851 on: October 19, 2013, 11:28:10 AM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

Seriously? That's the kind of thing that had me trying not to roll my eyes back in the day...on the rare occasion that I need to separate eggs, I just use the two halves of the shell. Works fine, you just have to be careful not to break the yolk.

Yup.  It's what I did when her back was turned!

PastryGoddess

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« Reply #4852 on: October 19, 2013, 12:02:35 PM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

wha... ::) I just use my hand

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« Reply #4853 on: October 19, 2013, 12:46:04 PM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

wha... ::) I just use my hand

A spoon works, too. :)

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« Reply #4854 on: October 19, 2013, 01:09:10 PM »
A motorcycle dealership.

DH found a motorcycle online that he wanted to buy. Friday he called the dealership, verified that it was in stock, and said that he wanted to come look at it first thing in the morning. They said that was fine, they opened at 10 AM. He went to the bank and got pre-approved for the loan, and took the day off work so he could purchase the bike.

He rode his old bike 45 minutes in freezing rain to get there this morning, arrived at 10 AM, and was informed that the sales manager had taken the bike home with him for the weekend. The salesman basically said "Oh well, guess you'll have to come back Monday".

He won't be going back at all.
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Snooks

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« Reply #4855 on: October 19, 2013, 01:29:24 PM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

wha... ::) I just use my hand

A spoon works, too. :)

I'll tell you what doesn't work - the egg separator that came with my measuring spoons. Luckily I tried it over a cup.

Lorelei_Evil

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« Reply #4856 on: October 19, 2013, 02:11:34 PM »
A motorcycle dealership.

DH found a motorcycle online that he wanted to buy. Friday he called the dealership, verified that it was in stock, and said that he wanted to come look at it first thing in the morning. They said that was fine, they opened at 10 AM. He went to the bank and got pre-approved for the loan, and took the day off work so he could purchase the bike.

He rode his old bike 45 minutes in freezing rain to get there this morning, arrived at 10 AM, and was informed that the sales manager had taken the bike home with him for the weekend. The salesman basically said "Oh well, guess you'll have to come back Monday".

He won't be going back at all.

That's astounding.   >:( >:(

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« Reply #4857 on: October 19, 2013, 03:01:06 PM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

wha... ::) I just use my hand

A spoon works, too. :)
Or a plastic water bottle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AirVOuTN_M

My MIL flipped out when I cracked eggs against the edge of the bowl.  That was WRONG!!!!!  (And in MIL-land, doing it wrong, after she had told me the right way to do things = criticizing MIL.) I might get egg on the outside of the bowl, and have to wash it.  I was all  :o and  ::)   because once I was done with my baking, I was going to have to wash the bowl anyway, right?
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Elfmama

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« Reply #4858 on: October 19, 2013, 03:18:26 PM »
A motorcycle dealership.

DH found a motorcycle online that he wanted to buy. Friday he called the dealership, verified that it was in stock, and said that he wanted to come look at it first thing in the morning. They said that was fine, they opened at 10 AM. He went to the bank and got pre-approved for the loan, and took the day off work so he could purchase the bike.

He rode his old bike 45 minutes in freezing rain to get there this morning, arrived at 10 AM, and was informed that the sales manager had taken the bike home with him for the weekend. The salesman basically said "Oh well, guess you'll have to come back Monday".

He won't be going back at all.

That's astounding.   >:( >:(
Not as much so as when we bought our first new car.  We went to the Datsun dealership in Fairbanks on Friday, picked out a car, and gave them a downpayment to hold it.  Told them we'd be back on Monday with the rest of the money, since someone was buying our old car and paying us then.  Neighbors gave us a lift into town on Monday since we no longer had a car. And "our" car was gone! They had sold it out from under us!  So we had no old car, and no new car.  They were like "Gee, we're sorry, what are you going to do?"  It took a threat of going to the BBB before they gave us a loaner until they could get another of that model up from Anchorage.
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« Reply #4859 on: October 19, 2013, 07:20:31 PM »
I'm going to try the flat surface thing next time I have eggs.

I did have a home ec teacher who insisted we had to use a tea strainer to separate yolks and whites  :o

wha... ::) I just use my hand

A spoon works, too. :)

I do the juggling thing. crack the egg and transfer the yolk back and forth a few times over a bowl.
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