How to Separate Eggs
Knowing how to separate eggs will allow for you to meet awkward recipe requirements that call for an “egg yolk”, or an “egg white”, rather than “an egg”. The following ‘how to’ shows you an easy technique that requires no special devices or hard work.
1- Get some bowls out ready. Place two very clean glass bowls in front of you.
2- Carefully crack the egg. Very carefully crack the egg over one of the bowls, and gently pull apart using the part of the egg closest to the ground as a hinge in order to catch the yolk.
3- Gather the white. Let the whites fall into the bowl. Keep the egg yolk in one half of the shell.
4- Carefully transfer the yolk between the shell halves. Transfer the egg yolk from one half of the shell to the other, tipping any egg white remaining in the shell into the bowl.
5- Add the egg yolk to the second, empty bowl.
6- Repeat the process with the remaining eggs as many times as is required.
Should you be less confident, try carefully cracking the egg and gently allowing the whole thing to fall out onto a saucer and then place an egg cup over the yolk, tipping the white into a separate bowl.