Crack an Egg With One Hand

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Hi, you are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how you can crack an egg with one hand. Many times when you see people crack eggs they are cracking it incorrectly. Cracking an egg incorrectly means any time in which you strike it on a hard edge. This is a bad way to crack an egg for two reasons. The first being because when you crack it on a hard edge the shell is pushed into the egg where it can break off. Then when you open the egg, it falls out with the egg and you will have a piece of shell in your egg. The second reason this is a bad idea is that the sharp edge, that cracking an egg incorrectly creates, can cut open the yoke of the egg. This would prevent you from cooking the egg in any way, which requires an intact yolk, for example, over easy.

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    What we are going to need is our egg, our cutting board, a bowl or two depending, and some napkins in case we make a little mess.
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    I prefer a cutting board to the counter because it is much easier for me to pick it up, put it into the sink, and wash it.
    You may prefer to use your counter or something else. The reason for the cutting board or a counter, as may be the case, is that you want to tap on a hard flat surface with your egg. When you do that, you are softly mashing in the side of the egg.
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    Then you take your two fingers, here on the top and the bottom, and you just pull.
    Just like here with this finger, you can almost pull it with two hands.
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    Let me demonstrate that for you.
    You take the egg and hit it.
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    See it opened and a little bit of egg white came out.
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    Now, you just put it over your bowl you move your finger and out comes the egg.
    Just like that, broken shell is no problem we can throw that away or I can set it on the cutting board, but I am going to go ahead and throw it in the sink. There you have the perfect little egg broken out everything easily done and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you break an egg with one hand.
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    Let us go ahead and demonstrate that again, just a smack.
    You see what I hit it hard enough, a little bit comes out. That is what you want.
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    Open it up, nice little egg.
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    The shell is kind of mangled, but it was a nice clean break, one hand and the shells are open.
    You are going to mess up a bit. My advice for practicing this, realistically, when you first start out is to smack the egg hard enough that you break the egg enough to where a little bit of egg white comes out. I now have three beautiful little eggs.
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow, have a great day and enjoy cracking your own eggs.
    We look forward to seeing you back here in our next set of videos on cooking the eggs. We also have another demonstration on how to separate an egg white from an egg yolk, and how to get a piece of eggshell out if you do get some eggshells in your egg, nice and easy, without using a spoon or anything else. Thanks and have a great day.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Anonymous, MsBarbs

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