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    Cracking an egg

    After another meal of bacon and eggshells I've come here for advice, a desperate man..

    Techniques, tips, advice, greatly appreciated..
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    Haha, I always get just one or two tiny bits of shell in my egg. Manage to get the yolk ok usually, but just one or two tiny bits of shell.

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    ****, just tipped it all down myself.. trying to balance the plate next to the keyboard.. Sauce everywhere

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    Use the larger "cup" shaped bits of eggshell to fish out the little chips. Crack it by smacking it on the bench then pulling it rather than hitting it on the bowl. (crappy description, but it's a hard thing to write out rather than simply show).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Use the larger "cup" shaped bits of eggshell to fish out the little chips. Crack it by smacking it on the bench then pulling it rather than hitting it on the bowl. (crappy description, but it's a hard thing to write out rather than simply show).
    but doesnt the crack need to be a thin long one? I imagine cracking it on the side of a bench would just destroy it's structural integrity.. Used a knife today on the second egg with shocking results

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    Just crack it a bit, then split the crack wider with your thumbs, and let the yolk slide out between your thumbs. A bit messy on your thumbs, but generally leaves things shell free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Just crack it a bit, then split the crack wider with your thumbs, and let the yolk slide out between your thumbs. A bit messy on your thumbs, but generally leaves things shell free.

    Edit: thumbs thumbs thumbs
    I've been enjoying better results recently, but still can't get the yolk to stay intact, just goes all over the show

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    Get a cup, crack it on the edge of the cup, open it like geg said and open it into the cup. Then fish any remaining bits of egg shell out with a spoon (or whatever you can get them out with) before putting into the frying pan for cooking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo View Post
    Get a cup, crack it on the edge of the cup, open it like geg said and open it into the cup. Then fish any remaining bits of egg shell out with a spoon (or whatever you can get them out with) before putting into the frying pan for cooking
    Sounds good, thanks

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    Nah, you want it crazed but still sorta held together by the membreme underneath. Then you pull at te two ends to take it apart. At worst you end up with one decent sized bit of eggshell falling in, which is easily removed. Give a sharp, but not too hard rap.

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    By the way, rap it on the side, not either 'end'. Obvious but...

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    Agree with Geg and Clapo. Didn't realise it was such a big deal, because I'm a terrible cook and I can do it relatively easily. Firm bang on the side of the frypan or whatever followed by pulling the rest apart with thumbs usually does the trick, even if a tad messy. If there's eggshells in my food I can't tell, and that's good enough for me.

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