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Separating Egg Whites from the Yolk

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My recipe for Angel Food Cake calls for 12 egg whites which takes a dozen or more eggs for me, depending on how many yolks I break. After breaking a yolk on the sharp edge of an egg shell, I found it easier to pour the yolk in my hand and let the remainder of the white slip through my fingers.

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The last cake I made took only a dozen eggs. I make a lot of Angel Food cakes and I'll be using this method from now on.

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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

I think egg separators are more sanitary and less messy.

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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for telling me this.

I agree, however, it was the only thing I had at the moment. It was not hard to clean up the mess and the eggs were washed before I cracked them. The second time I did it, I put the egg shells in a container of water. I wash out the sticky stuff, set them aside to dry and then I crush them and add to my collection of egg shells I have saved over the year. I put them in the hole when setting tomato and pepper plants. It helps to eliminate blossom rot.

I'll have to invest in an egg separator. I definitely need one. I've never run across one. Where can I find one?

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March 18, 20170 found this helpful

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March 9, 20170 found this helpful

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March 13, 20170 found this helpful

I don't think it is gross at all. I use my hands all the time when I am cooking. They are my favorite tool and wash easily.

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March 11, 20171 found this helpful

I think this is a great tip. I have seen people do this on cooking shows too. I try not to have too many uni-taskers in my kitchen. As I rarely need to separate eggs, I will be trying your technique the next time.

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March 12, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks, Jess. I just saw in another article by likekinds that was submitted 2 years ago. He had discovered the same trick. It is quick and easy and I just may keep on doing it this way. I love gadgets that have multiple uses and my hands are one of them.

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