Though you’ve probably mastered scrambled eggs and omelettes, there’s still one egg-related technique you might need to work on: cracking an egg with one hand. And while there’s nothing wrong with using two hands, it’s always fun to try out a new challenge. Plus, keeping one hand free will make it easier to clean everything up (you know, in case your hand gets covered with egg goo). So if you want to learn how to crack an egg with one hand — just like a professional chef — this is your chance.
Behold, the super-simple, one-handed, egg-cracking technique:
- Hold the egg between your thumb, pointer and middle fingers, and gently make a crack in the centre of the egg.
- Over a bowl, put pressure on the egg with your thumb while twisting the shell in half. Watch in amazement as the whites and yolk drop right into the bowl.