If you need egg whites or yolks for recipes like meringue or custard, you can quickly and cleanly separate eggs by using a variety of different methods.
Method 1: Hands. Crack the egg over a bowl, and open the egg into your hand. Allow the egg whites to pass through your fingers.
Method 2: Slotted Spoon. Crack the egg over a bowl, and open it onto a slotted spoon. Lightly rock the spoon so the egg whites fall through the slots and over the sides.
Method 3: Egg Separator. Crack the egg over a bowl, open it into an egg separator, allowing the egg whites to drip through the openings.
Method 4: Funnel. Crack the egg and open it into a funnel, allowing the egg whites to run through the funnel opening.
With the eggs separated, you're now ready to use egg whites for delicate recipes like macarons or yolks for decadent, creamy recipes like gelato.
Separating eggs can be done in a variety of ways to provide egg whites or yolks for recipes like meringue or custard. Watch this video for a few techniques to separate your eggs!