If you’ve ever struggled to separate eggs cleanly, just try this new technique for separating eggs utilizing an empty plastic bottle!
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The other day I was making my homemade KFC (not-a-secret recipe) fried chicken. Mister Homestead peeked over my shoulder while separating the farm fresh yolks from the egg whites. That is so cool! Have you shared it with your readers? he said as he admired my technique. I figured it was common knowledge, so I never realized I should share it. His amazement convinced me that I should.
So how do I separate eggs quickly without worrying about eggshells getting into my recipe? I use a soda bottle. We don’t drink soda at home, but I use Coke to clean my chalkboards. It works better than anything else, and one bottle lasts me about a year. If you’re not a soda purchaser, use an empty water bottle instead.
Here’s how I go about separating eggs…
- Start by cracking your eggs in a bowl.
- Grab an empty, clean plastic water bottle with the cap off.
- Squeeze it slightly, place it over the yolk, and release the bottle.
- Watch the egg yolk enter the plastic bottle.
The bottle creates a suction that pulls the egg yolk away from the white. From there, simply dump the egg yolk into a separate bowl and continue separating.
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