Mastering the art of separating egg yolk and egg white is never easy! It has been one of the hardest struggles in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking. (Read: LOOK: These Suppliers Deliver Farm-Fresh Eggs in the Metro!)
Sweet treats such as meringue, custard, and other desserts require this method, so it is necessary to separate the eggs smoothly to achieve the best final result. If you’re struggling, don’t worry! There are several ways to separate the egg yolk from white, you just need to explore which method works best for you and your kitchen.
For those who are not yet aware of these hacks, here are some easy ways you can try in separating them:
Separate egg yolk and white: Use a funnel
A funnel is a common kitchen tool used in filtering liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Most Filipinos use this when pouring or measuring cooking oil into bottles or plastic. But it is actually helpful in separating egg yolk and white as well! You might need someone to help you in holding the funnel as you crack the egg. Let the egg white run through the funnel opening then place the yolk in a separate bowl. (Read: What Do Eggs Have to Do With Christ’s Resurrection?)
Separate egg yolk and white: Use a slotted ladle or spoon
The purpose of the slotted ladle and spoon is to drain liquid such as juice and broth and extract solid or fried food. The egg white may be too thick to run smoothly through the openings of the slotted ladle or spoon, but it will still work though! You just have to be patient and stir the egg white lightly to run through the holes and over the sides.
Separate egg yolk and white: Use a plastic water bottle
Do you have some empty plastic water bottles in your kitchen? It can also help separate egg yolk and white, so don’t throw them away! Try to use the bottle as a suction to remove the egg yolk. Crack the egg on a flat surface, hold the bottle opening over the yolk, squeeze it slightly, and slowly release your grip to suck up the yolk. Then deposit the yolk in a separate bowl by squeezing or tilting the bottle. (Read: 3 Delicious Recipes Using Almost-Spoiled Groceries)