How to separate eggs
Here are four easy, hygienic ways to separate eggs. If you have little bakers in your house, we bet they’re going to love #2.
The spoon method
Place a slotted spoon over a bowl, crack the egg over the spoon and let the egg white fall through the holes.
The bottle method
Crack an egg into a flat plate or shallow bowl. Grab an empty water bottle, squeeze it and, holding it upside down, position the opening over the egg yolk. When you release your grip on the bottle, the suction will propel the yolk upward and into the bottle. This is a fun one to teach kids about science.
As simple as it sounds, use an egg separator so that the yolk is neatly contained and the egg white slips through into a bowl.
Crack an egg into a clean hand placed over a bowl. Gently wiggle your fingers and let the egg white slip through. This is also a great technique for squeezing lemons and catching the seeds.
Recipes with egg whites and egg yolks
Now you know what to do, it's time to get cooking! Here's what to do with egg whites and egg yolks, from creamy lemon curds to pillowy souffle pancakes, there's so much that you can do with separated eggs. Scroll down to see plenty of recipes.
GET THE RECIPE: Magic Custard Cake
This cake relies on the magic foaminess of whipped egg whites! If there's even a trace of egg yolk in the whites, you won't get the same three lovely layers in this cake.