The egg(shell) and I. September 21, 2011Posted by ourfriendben in chickens, wit and wisdom.
Tags: cracking eggs, eggs, eggshells, kitchen tips, removing eggshells
Silence Dogood here. If you’ve ever cracked an egg, you’ve probably experienced that “oh, no” moment when one or more tiny fragments of shell ends up in your bowl or pan along with the yolk and eggwhite. Eeeewww! How do you get those slippery, slimy fragments of shell out of your dish so that nobody bites down or chokes on them while they’re eating?
Trying to fish them out with your fingers is futile; they just slip away. I was taught to use one of the eggshell halves to scoop up the fragments, and this does in fact work. The problem is, you often end up scooping up precious eggwhite along with the pieces of shell.
So I was thrilled to discover an online article, “7 Kitchen Tricks You Should Know,” on Yahoo.com. One of the tricks was how to get tiny pieces of eggshell out of the bowl. “Next time, wet your finger with water before attempting to fish it out,” the article said. “You’ll be shocked at how easily it can be grabbed and eliminated.”
“Grabbed and eliminated” sounds a little too Terminator-like to me, and “shocked” is a bit extreme, but “removed” certainly works. You can bet I’ll try this next time the inevitable happens. You should, too!
‘Til next time,