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How To Crack An Egg Perfectly Every Time
By KAREN MINER
Thanks to the rise of multiple cooking channels and celebrity chefs, you must have seen a dozen different ways to crack an egg, all claiming to be the easiest and most foolproof. Surprisingly, cracking an egg against the rim of a bowl is not the best way, even though 57% of Americans do just that.
Only 23% of egg crackers use the “right” method — cracking an egg on a flat countertop. Chef extraordinaire Jacques Pepin endorses this method because cracking the egg on a flat surface eliminates the risk of transferring the bacteria from the shell to the mixing bowl, and eventually the bowl’s contents.
Nick Korbee, Egg Shop NYC executive chef, said that cracking an egg on a sharp edge like a bowl’s edge has other risks, like “leav[ing] shell fragments and broken yolks” in your bowl. Korbee also clarifies that there’s no reason to force “home cooks to crack eggs with one hand,” unless it’s a skill they want to learn.