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Lorelei_Evil

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« Reply #4875 on: October 18, 2013, 08:58:27 PM »
I've done that more than once, too.

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« Reply #4876 on: October 18, 2013, 09:09:15 PM »
I crack eggs on the flat counter top, with a paper towel underneath to soak up the little bit that dribbles out.  It works well, and I almost never end up with bits of shell where I don't want it.
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Dindrane

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« Reply #4877 on: October 18, 2013, 09:48:05 PM »
You can also crack eggs on the inside of the bowl (instead of the edge). Then you aren't making so much of a mess if you misjudge the force necessary.


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« Reply #4878 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

Snooks

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« Reply #4879 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.

PastryGoddess

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« Reply #4880 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 #4881 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.
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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« Reply #4882 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 #4883 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.

RingTailedLemur

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« Reply #4884 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 #4885 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

darling

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« Reply #4886 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 #4887 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 #4888 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 #4889 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.   >:( >:(