Ever find separating egg yolks from egg whites a bit messy and difficult? I always see chefs on TV juggling the egg yolk between the 2 halves of the egg shells. I hope they wash the eggs well. I think it’s not easy for someone who hardly cook or bake to separate the eggs that way. My mom had taught us a very easy way to do it. Use a spoon. It’s so easy, simple, quick and neat. Just follow the pictures and I’m sure you can do it. Try it. It’s fun. I had to separate 25 egg yolks from the egg whites to make the Indonesian Layer Cake (Kek Lapis). It was fast and easy. Even children can do it.
One word of caution here. Try to use very fresh eggs as the egg yolks are firm and round and don’t break so easily. I use fresh free range eggs. You can tell from the picture right below here that they are fresh.
Break the eggs into the bowl. Do not over-crowd the eggs.
Gently push a tablespoon underneath an egg yolk.
Lift up the egg yolk gently.
Gently lift the spoon higher. The egg white will slip off from the egg yolk.
Sometimes a strand of the egg white remains which wouldn’t break off. No problem.
Place the spoon against the wall of the bowl and gently press the spoon against it to cut off that strand of egg white. Be careful not to break the egg yolk.
Yeah..the egg yolk is separated from the egg white! Place the egg yolk in another bowl and repeat the rest.
I hope you will give this a try. It’s so clean and neat it won’t even dirty your hands.
Now what to do with the egg whites? You can make my favourite Meringue With Lemon Cream or Pumpkin Seeds Crisps (Tuiles) or macaroons. Ann from Anncoos Journal told me that you can use the egg white to coat fish before steaming or you can also use it to make her Egg White Zebra Cake. Ivy at Kopiaste…to Greek Hospitality left a comment in my comment box in my previous post saying ‘You can freeze your egg whites in smaller batches and use them whenever you like.’ Thanks very much, Ann and Ivy, for your suggestions. They are very helpful to me.
Now, get some eggs and try out separating the egg yolks from the egg whites. If you do not have any plan in making any desserts, just beat them up after you had fun separating them and make omelette!
Quote of the day……
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
- Henry David Thoreau
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