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Anybody have a hack for when eggshell fragments fall into your eggs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2011 at 2:12 AM

Considering how often I eat eggs - and therefore how often this happens - I would be so grateful if someone has a hack for this:

You're cracking eggs open into a bowl or glass (or worse in this scenario, into a hot pan of ready bacon grease). A fragment or fragments of eggshell suddenly fall into your yolks and whites. How do you quickly fish it out?

My current method is a bunch of bumbling trying to grab it/them with my fingertips while said fragments slip from my clutches time and again.

83d6a06c93bb3490dbca339cbbb63385

(526)

on October 23, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Yeah. I do this all the time. I do this with boiled eggs too. I'm a lazy peeler. The shells don't bother me and they certainly aren't dangerous.

77e6f56b8be84add967973c8ec6f7fb5

(80)

on February 19, 2011
at 06:30 AM

YES! I was about to suggest that! I actually discovered the same thing by accident. Amazingly, it really does work!

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 19, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Same. =P I just assumed it was calcium and just chewed with a bit more vigor through the crunchy bits.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 19, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Same. =P I just assumed it was calcium and just chewed with a bit more vigor though the crunchy bits.

7dccf675d204513a940bab58dd251863

on February 19, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I do this every time. It's really effective!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Never knew about this - I am very intrigued. Is it crazy that I'm now sort of _wanting_ the eggshell fragments thing to happen so that I can try these great ideas from everybody?!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 02:37 AM

Love the tilting idea; will try it soon. Thanks!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:36 AM

You need an EZ Cracker! Hee! http://www.amazon.com/8122-EZCracker-Handheld-Cracker-Separator/dp/B0035XHY08

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:29 AM

The key is not to forget where you dropped it. ;)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 02:26 AM

_Can't believe_ I haven't used the "wait and let it cook a little first" method for the hot pan incidents. Until now!

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:24 AM

Yes, this is a genius tag!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:16 AM

Love the DOH tag.

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3e6c0ab969e49e2f341d6a55ac771cc4

(420)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:51 AM

I've always used the eggshell. For some reason, the fragment is attracted to the rest of the shell. My grandma taught me this and it had always proved more effective than my finger or silverware.

7dccf675d204513a940bab58dd251863

on February 19, 2011
at 04:07 AM

I do this every time. It's really effective!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Never knew about this - I am very intrigued. Is it crazy that I'm now sort of _wanting_ the eggshell fragments thing to happen so that I can try these great ideas from everybody?!

77e6f56b8be84add967973c8ec6f7fb5

(80)

on February 19, 2011
at 06:30 AM

YES! I was about to suggest that! I actually discovered the same thing by accident. Amazingly, it really does work!

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5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:29 AM

The most paleo way is to leave it and eat it. More calcium and minerals!

Honestly, I used to pick it out with a fork and since going paleo I realized I could just eat it.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 19, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Same. =P I just assumed it was calcium and just chewed with a bit more vigor through the crunchy bits.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on February 19, 2011
at 05:20 AM

Same. =P I just assumed it was calcium and just chewed with a bit more vigor though the crunchy bits.

83d6a06c93bb3490dbca339cbbb63385

(526)

on October 23, 2011
at 02:51 AM

Yeah. I do this all the time. I do this with boiled eggs too. I'm a lazy peeler. The shells don't bother me and they certainly aren't dangerous.

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04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

on February 19, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I don't like the taste of an accidental shell in my food.. so what I do is,

1) take another egg shell and use it as a spoon to pull out shell dropped in bowl.

Somehow, the shells are "attracted" to each other and it slips right into the other shell. Weird, but true.

I don't use this method if this happens in a frying pan. I use my finger, ouch!

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:34 AM

This might not be paleo, but I used nanobots to salvage the shell pieces.

Or tilt the bowl a bit until the shell is at the edge of the white.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 02:37 AM

Love the tilting idea; will try it soon. Thanks!

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:28 AM

On the plus side, they say natural egg shells are a good source of calcium, similar to the eating of small bones. I bet paleo man ate more than a few egg shell bits! THose mistakes might actually be healthy for you! Those who make homemade cat food often grind up natural egg shell as a calcium source for the kitty. Just make sure you are eating natural eggs. Store bought eggs are coated with plastic crap to make the shells more fracture resistant and you don't want to be eating that crap, calcium or no.

What I do when that happens is use a fork to push the shell to the outer edge of the white, let it cook for a minute, and then cut that bit of white part off and feed it to the dog (I'd give it to the cat but kitty does not like egg whites, only yokes)

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7e65e7c3794834b3526b77f92cabee55

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on February 19, 2011
at 07:08 AM

I dab the edge of a paper towel to the shell. It usually sticks and can be pulled right out without soaking up much egg.

1
1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:21 AM

When I do get egg shell in the egg, I use a pair of tweezers to get the egg shell out; or just scoop/scrape it out with a spoon.

1
7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on February 19, 2011
at 02:19 AM

It depends what I'm doing with the eggs.

If it's a hot pan, I will actually let it cook a bit and then scoop it out with the tip of a spoon. It's less slippery that way. You just loose a bit of egg.

It its hard boiled eggs like for egg salad, I tend to leave it. You won't notice it with the crunch of the celery. LOL.

If it's with eggs in a bowl for baking I usually use the fingertip method. It disturbs the recipe the least.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:29 AM

The key is not to forget where you dropped it. ;)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 19, 2011
at 02:26 AM

_Can't believe_ I haven't used the "wait and let it cook a little first" method for the hot pan incidents. Until now!

0
C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

(2437)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:29 AM

I use my fingers. HTFU.

0
0adda19045a3641edac0008364b91110

(1146)

on February 19, 2011
at 02:15 AM

I hate when that happens. It sucks when you don't spot them until you begin to eat them.

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