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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    After seeing that I think I’ll go to Waffle House.
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    I love it. And just last night, when I needed three egg whites for several batches of spiced nuts, I was lamenting my lack of an egg separator. Where, pray tell, does one obtain one of these whimsical constructions?

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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    That's clever, if disgusting. But I've alway thought of an egg separator as equivalent to an electric fork. Why bother, unless you're doing it on an industrial scale? Half of the eggshell works just fine.
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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    That's clever, if disgusting. But I've alway thought of an egg separator as equivalent to an electric fork. Why bother, unless you're doing it on an industrial scale? Half of the eggshell works just fine.
    I have used that method a lot, but I seem to be getting eggs with more brittle shells these days, which makes them jagged, and the yolks break too often... hence the separator.

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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    Use the shell or crack the egg into your hand and let the whites run through your fingers.

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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Use the shell or crack the egg into your hand and let the whites run through your fingers.
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Use the shell or crack the egg into your hand and let the whites run through your fingers.
    Oooooh. That's clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    Oooooh. That's clever.
    Making dressings and mayo 5 gallons at a time means you need 30 yolks per batch. I've separated tens of thousands of eggs, maybe hundreds, it's all a distant blur now.

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    That is SO disgusting -- I want one!

    Honestly, I just let the whites run through my fingers. Using half a shell is a little too chancy.
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    Default Re: Just what you want for Christmas - snot nosed egg separator

    Quote Originally Posted by webishop14 View Post
    That is SO disgusting -- I want one!

    Honestly, I just let the whites run through my fingers. Using half a shell is a little too chancy.



    The cooking qualities of eggs change as they age. Fresh eggs are better on the griddle, and as they age they become better for foaming and hard-boiling.

    As an egg ages, the boundary between the yolk and white gets weaker, making the yolks more prone to breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post

    As an egg ages, the boundary between the yolk and white gets weaker, making the yolks more prone to breaking.
    Yep- the breaking yolks is the stage before smelly egg Although they begin to float in fresh water as they pass their use by date so you can test them before breaking them. My Mother used to work for "The Egg Board" when she was young. Her job was to "candle" the eggs under strong light to check for embryos. She would reach into a tray on either side, pick up four eggs in each hand, rotate them under the lights and put them in containers and repeat, focusing only on the lights and not looking at the eggs as she picked them up and replaced them. The whole process took about five seconds. In later life she would still pick up four eggs and rotate them in her hands just to see if she still could JayInOz

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