How do you crack your eggs for cooking?

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How do you crack your eggs for cooking?

  1. Hands only.

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  2. Countertop.

    20 vote(s)
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  3. Utensil.

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    5.8%
  4. Bowl.

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    38.5%
  5. Pan.

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    11.5%
  1. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    As stated above.

    As an aside, I have of late been cracking them on a flat counter.

    Read on the WWW that doing so causes less problems with shells.

    Struth.
     
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    I just call waloshin and he comes over and cracks them for me. That doesn't seem to be a poll option though.......

    :p
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    One handed, side of pan.
     
  7. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Depends. If it's for omelette or whatever, usually the pan sides, but when it's for baking, the side of the bowl.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same here.
     
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I learned not to crack them into the pan or bowl, since that's a good way to get stray eggshell chips into the mix. Countertop for me.

    As an aside, when I worked at the kitchen in college I ended up as the Eggman - I made the best omelets, and I could fry up eggs over easy without breaking any yolks. :cool:
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    The best way to get pieces of shell out of the egg is to use a larger piece of shell as a scoop. It works!
     
  11. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Perhaps, but cracking on the countertop (1) leaves the chips on the countertop, and (2) doesn't force them deep into the egg in the first place, like the edge of a bowl or pan will.

    I've also found that cracking on the edge of a hot pan gets some egg innards high on the lip of the pan, which can burn itself on. These days I use a griddle for eggs, but still.
     
  12. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the chef does it and I never see the eggs until they're served :p
     
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    Yes, got to love where those eggs been. Working in the diary section of Walmart, lots of eggs still had poop on them (fast rinse fixed that).
     
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  16. iJohnHenry thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thank you.

    I promised you a Wally thread last week-end, and finally got around to it.

    Unfortunately mine might actually be useful. Fail.
     
  17. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I try not to crack my eggs at all.

    It really hurts! :eek: :D
     
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  19. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    On the side of the pan. If a bit of a shell gets in, it aint going to kill you.
     
  20. iJohnHenry thread starter macrumors P6

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    You may have "Teh Gift" :cool: , but sharp usually causes more fragmentation than blunt.
     
  21. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Stomp on them, always works for me. I don't know how you guys are having trouble breaking eggs
     
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    Most useless thread of the week?

    Coming up: 'Which is the preferred method of walking?'
     
  25. iJohnHenry thread starter macrumors P6

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    Now you're just humouring me, but I thank you. ;)

    Wally should have some competition.
     

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