With todays world getting busier and busier and with many people on there phones 24/7, its becoming more and more important to be able to multitask. And sometimes multitasking forces you to complete tasks with only one hand. That is why I have decided to write a little guide on the DO's and DO NOT's of the art of one handed egg breaking.
Now before I start I would like to stress the importance of buying eggs from local sources such as farmers markets or possibly your Nan (or someone else in your neighbourhood with Hens). Happy free Hen's lay happy eggs and happy eggs taste and more importantly break better.
You will need:
1x solid vessel with a hard edge
1-Pick the egg up with your index finger, middle finger and thumb. Then position them so that your index finger is holding the top of the egg, your middle finger is holding somewhere in between the middle and the bottom and place your thumb on the opposite side with the 'ball' and tip of the first joint flat against the egg.
2-Strike the egg firmly and quickly in the space between your middle finger and thumb aiming to crack the egg just above your middle finger. (It is best to use the edge of your vessel to make this crack)
3-Now for the tricky part! In one fluid movement move the tip of your middle finger so it is palced on the edge of the crack, apply a small amount of pressure with the ball of your thumb and move the knuckles on your index and middle fingers away and apart from each other.
You want to be left with two intact halves. It is important that you do not crush the bottom half with you middle finger, as this will damage the yolk and/or get shell in your egg.
So there you have it! With a little practice you will be WOWING people with your l337 egg skills and hopefully saving a little time by having that extra hand free ...