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How to Separate an Egg

Two Easy Ways to Separate an Egg:

1) Try using your hand, no utensils necessary.

  • Wash your hands well!
  • Set out two bowls, one for the egg whites and the other to store the egg yolks.
  • Start by cracking an egg into your hand, holding it over one of the bowls.
  • Cradle the yellow yolk with your fingers, separate your fingers just slightly, and let the whites (clear liquid surrounding the yellow center) fall through into the bowl.
  • Set the bowl with the whites aside, and put the yolk in the second bowl.
  • Save the yolks for another dish. Just refrigerate them!

2) Use an inexpensive egg separator or a funnel.


  • For more about cooking and storing eggs safely, click here.
  • See how long you can keep eggs and food made with eggs at this site.

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