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How to Crack an Egg

No need to walk on eggshells if you're looking to make scrambled eggs or your favorite homemade cookies – take a crack at this simple task.


  • Step 1: Hold egg Wash your hands and hold the egg in your favored hand between your middle finger and thumb, resting your first finger along the egg's side.
  • Step 2: Rap the egg With one swift, decisive motion, rap the egg on a flat surface or the edge of the bowl or skillet to make a clean horizontal crack in the side of the egg.
  • TIP: Tapping softly several times causes the eggshell to break into smaller pieces, which means shell might end up in your meal.
  • Step 3: Separate egg Use both of your thumbs to separate the shell on either side of the crack by pulling up and away at the crack.
  • Step 4: Drop egg into bowl Let the contents of the egg fall into the bowl.
  • Step 5: Look for pieces of shell Remove pieces of shell from the egg if necessary.
  • FACT: Did you know? Egg whites are low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in protein.

You Will Need

  • Soap and water
  • An egg
  • A bowl
  • Clean surface

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