View Full Version : Here's a simple question.

02-08-2006, 06:21 PM
Ok this may sound like a dumb question, but what is the easiest way to get egg whites and yolks separated?

I've only ever eaten whole eggs.

02-08-2006, 06:26 PM
As long as you don't devistate the shell too much when you crack it, you sort of tip the contents back and forth between the two halves of the shells, letting the "white" drop down into the pan/bowl.

Maybe they make a tool for this, I'm not sure.

02-08-2006, 06:34 PM
if you boil em it is pretty easy

Jorge Sanchez
02-08-2006, 06:45 PM
Buy egg whites at the grocery store. That's how I do it. I think I get something like 24 egg whites for $3 or maybe $4CDN compared to $1.89 for a dozen eggs. Either way, it's cheaper, or only slightly more expensive than doing it yourself.

02-08-2006, 08:17 PM
a spoon???

02-08-2006, 08:57 PM
Crack shell in half, pour yolk back and forth between shells while pouring the egg white into a bowl. Hard to explain, easy to do. Just get a girl that knows how to cook to show you.

02-08-2006, 09:05 PM
if you just need one or two, the method 1badunit mentioned works really well. If you're making some big recipe, crack them all into a bowl and fish out the yoks with a slotted spoon

02-09-2006, 04:16 AM
I got a set of measuring cups, one of which is an "egg separater", it catches the yolk in the middle and the white drains out the sides. It works nicely about 95% of the time. But if you can buy just egg whites, go for it. I'm jealous, I can't get them here.

02-09-2006, 04:08 PM

02-09-2006, 06:14 PM
My parental unit thinks all the protein is in the yolk, while I think all the protein is in the whites. Instead of arguing about it, I just eat the entire egg.