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How to Crack an Egg With 1 Hand

Here's How to Quickly Crack an Egg With 1 Hand, Just Like the Pros

Cracking eggs doesn't seem like too much of a chore, right? While doing one or two is fine, it can become a real time suck when you are baking something delicious, need more than a few eggs, and are used to using both hands. But if you've ever watched cooking shows, you've probably noticed how they all crack eggs with a swift, one-handed move. If you've always wanted to learn how to master that, you're in luck, because learning is actually pretty easy!

Pastry chef Emily Luchetti demonstrates the simple yet impressive move in a YouTube video. After tapping the egg on a counter surface or bowl, use your thumb, forefinger, and middle finger to push one part of the egg forward while your ring finger and pinky finger push the other half away. The movement is similar to as if you were snapping your fingers but they do not actually touch. Feel free to practice as much as you want — just put those broken eggs to good use in some baked goods!

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