Can anyone tell me how those fancy-schmancy TV chefs crack an egg one handed without making a mess???
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:01 AM
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Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:04 AM
When I was in the service I learned to use one hand in less than a days time, a little practice is all it takes.
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Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:08 AM
You just have to break a few eggs, huh? I find the eggshells now days to be very crumbly.
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Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:15 AM
They film the egg cracking 4 or 5 times. I don't have any trouble cracking an egg with one hand, ti's opening it up and putting it in the bowl that takes me 2 hands. One thing I have learned is not to crack it on the side of the bowl, just straight down onto a flat surface such as the counter top. I get less shell in the bowl that way.
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Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:18 AM
Its all in the way you hold the egg in your hand.....
I had a nice PDF sheet that explains how to do it but cant find it
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:20 AM
I can do it after a little practice, but man, those fresh brown eggs have a super thick inner membrane. The shell isn't the problem with my eggs
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:49 AM
we use farm fresh eggs. also try not to take to long the longer ya take cracking and putting the egg in the bowl the more chance of pieces in the bowl. and dont hit it on the bowl or counter 5 times just one good crack works for me
Posted July 09, 2013 - 10:11 AM
I don't have any trouble cracking an egg with one hand, ti's opening it up and putting it in the bowl that takes me 2 hands.
Yeah! That's the issue!
Posted July 09, 2013 - 10:42 AM
Posted July 09, 2013 - 10:48 AM
Can you see my wife coming home and there are eggs all over the kitchen? >snort!< Ha! Haw!
But... but they told me on GTT that this would work!
Edited by LilysDad, July 09, 2013 - 10:49 AM.
Posted July 09, 2013 - 07:06 PM
I can do it...
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:09 PM
I have two words to describe my past experience with cracking eggs:
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:32 PM
When I was stationed in Hakata Japan there was one Air Force cook who could crack two eggs at a time in one hand. I have never seen it done again. He would do it when making omelets. If anyone else was there and saw this I would like to hear from them so I know I didn't dream this up. Would have been in the early seventies.
Posted July 09, 2013 - 09:39 PM
Easy peasy LD, just be prepared to make a mess before 'ya got it figured out.
Egg- lightly held by thumb and pinkie, egg lightly tucked into the meat of the palm of yer hand.
Smack the egg on the edge of the side of the pan- CRACK!
Swiftly move the hand over the pan, and spread the thumb and pinky, releasing the yummy egg, whilst lightly holding the eggshell amidst the palm.
Toss the eggshell into the trash ( or nearby bowl- usually easier)
Fry the egg.
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Posted July 10, 2013 - 12:55 PM
I think I better try this over a campfire first!