How to Cook Eggs

Separating an Egg

Separating an egg divides the yolk and the egg white. This is a common practice used in cooking and baking.
  1. Gently tap egg in center against a hard surface, such as the side of bowl.

  2. Holding shell half in each hand, gently transfer yolk back and forth between the 2 shell halves. Allow the white to drip down between the 2 halves into a small bowl.

    Transfer the yolk between the two shell halves when separating an egg.
    Transfer the yolk between
    the two shell halves.
  3. When all the white has dripped into bowl, place yolk in a second bowl.
Beating egg whites is another handy technique to master. Find tips in the next section.

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