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    Getting eggshell pieces out of eggs

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    No doubt that at some point when cracking eggs, some fragments of eggshells get into the mixture and they're a pain to get out. By accident one day I found that if you run your fingers under ice cold water for a few seconds then immediately go after the eggshell it seems to cut through the egg white like a knife and I can pin the shell to the bowl and drag it up and out.

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    Good to know. Not sure if I will remember it, but still, thanks.
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    I learned to do it by using the egg shell to pull the chip out. It's like it attracts it or something.

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    I heard that cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of the lip of whatever the eggs are going into helps to prevent shell pieces from getting into the eggs. I don't think I've gotten any shell in with the eggs since I've started doing that.

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    If you slowly pour the eggs from the container you've cracked them in into another container the egg shell will usually stay behind.

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    Good tips. I have a kinda off-topic, but sorta related question: Any tips on keeping the yolks from breaking (as a result of cracking the shell and during cooking)? It doesn't happen too often, but it does every now and then and it annoys me as I almost always eat my eggs overeasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    I learned to do it by using the egg shell to pull the chip out. It's like it attracts it or something.
    I do this too, works like a charm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonized View Post
    I heard that cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of the lip of whatever the eggs are going into helps to prevent shell pieces from getting into the eggs. I don't think I've gotten any shell in with the eggs since I've started doing that.
    Yup, flat surfaces are always best. Sometimes it still happens though, but very rarely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    Any tips on keeping the yolks from breaking (as a result of cracking the shell and during cooking)? It doesn't happen too often, but it does every now and then and it annoys me as I almost always eat my eggs overeasy.
    lightly cracking the egg (on a flat surface might help) and just drop it into a hot pan from a few inches up...at least i have the most luck with that. you could try dropping it slowly, but i think it has more to do with moving smoothly rather than slowly.

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    I always crack eggs with a knife. Sharp tap and you get a really clean break which cracks open without shell fragments.

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