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How to Separate an Egg

Slide one egg seperation

1. Place two bowls on a countertop.

Slide two egg seperation

2. Crack the egg gently on a flat surface.

TIP: Cold eggs are easier to separate.

How To Separate An Egg

3. Working over one of the bowls, gently pry the eggshell halves apart.

How To Separate An Egg photo

4. Keep the yolk in one of the eggshell halves and allow the whites to run over into the bowl below.

How To Separate An Egg

5. Gently transfer the yolk back and forth between the eggshell halves and allow as much of the whites as possible to drip into the bowl. Take care not to break any part of the yolk.

How To Separate An Egg Photo

6. When you're done, you will have the egg whites in one bowl. Pour the yolk into the other bowl if you plan to use it or dispose of it with the eggshell halves.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014