WFMW: Eggshell Tip

In honor of all the eggs that will give up their yolks in the next month, I thought I’d repost my popular eggshell tip!

I’m not exactly known ’round these parts for being a baker extraordinaire.

Shocking, I know.

I do have a reputation with a certain neighbor for loving cookies and hiding some of her treats from my kids, but that doesn’t exactly count.

I come from fine cooking stock. My mom is a mean cake-baker. And my mother-in-law lives in the country without Internet or a WalMart and fills her day cooking, gardening and baking. So, you could say she’s an expert.

On our last visit, I was fumbling my way around her kitchen (I usually just set the table and help clean up), and my daughter begged to crack the eggs. She did great on the first two, but before I could brag, the third egg was not as fortunate. We both looked into the batter and gulped at all the tiny white eggshell pieces.

I started telling a story (which I do in moments like these, a gene passed along from my father) about how I spent 25 minutes once fishing for one tiny bit of shell.

My mother-in-law took a piece from my daughter’s hand and gently placed it in the batter, near the loose eggshell pieces and they were magically drawn to the piece in her hand. “I’m not sure why, but the small pieces are drawn, almost magnetically to the large piece,” she explained as she picked up every piece in about 20 seconds flat.

I totally knew that little trick.

I just forgot.

(I also dashed to my purse and WROTE THAT LITTLE FACT DOWN. For you, of course).

This egg tip works for me!

edited repost from the archives




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    AMAZING! I am going to purposely drop some shells in my egg batter next time just to try this out!. Not that I doubt you, but it would totally impress my kids. :)

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    I knew the shell trick, and use it often. I do tend to see that if I crack eggs into a small cup or ramekin before adding them to the batter bowl, it’s always easier to fish out the stray pieces.

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    Someone told me that trick years ago and it always works! I linked today a post on why I avoid fat free dressing, I am not sure if it is considered a helpful tip, or just helpful information.

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    I have never been able to pick up the pieces with the larger eggshell. Maybe I’m magnetic or something? Anyhoo, I look like a doofus because I put my name in front of my entry, but that’s because I followed the directions on your page about how to link up.

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