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Break Eggs on the Counter, Not on the Bowl

Fine Cooking Issue 75

Whenever you need to crack open an egg, rap it on a flat surface, like the counter, rather than on the rim of your bowl. Breaking eggs on a bowl rim causes more shell shatter and sometimes drives tiny shell shards—the kind that can be infuriatingly hard to fish out—into the egg white. If you crack your eggs on the counter, shell fragments should appear in your bowl far less often.

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