Today's post is a quick tip that completely revolutionized how I deal with eggs.
When you crack an egg, don't crack it on the edge of a pan or bowl. Instead, crack it on a totally flat surface, like your counter top.
Cracking an egg on a sharp edge increases the odds that you'll get eggshell fragments in your food. But cracking an egg on a flat surface keeps the shell fragments attached to the shell's inner lining, so no fragments get shaken loose.
Think of it like blunt force trauma. You'll do plenty of damage to the shell, but you won't get pieces of it into your food.
Not only that, but cracking an egg on a flat surface also creates a handy indentation, showing you exactly where to put your thumbs to break open the shell. Here, take a look in the photos below:
Look, I was totally suspicious of this tip when I first heard about it. And because I'm an insanely habit-based person in every area of my life, I treat any tip contrary to my habits with absolute paranoia. Plus, it sounded like it might make a mess.
But one day I took a chance, defied my paranoid nature, and used this egg-cracking method for a batch of laughably cheap homemade fried rice. And what do you know, it worked! It was easier to break the egg open, the inner lining of the egg held, there was absolutely no mess, and there was zero chance that any eggshells would get into the food.
Consider me converted. I've been using this method ever since.
Readers, what's your take?
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