Top chef shares simple method for removing broken eggshell from egg whites

We’ve all endured the painstaking task of trying to pick up tiny pieces of eggshell from a raw egg after a cracking disaster – but what if there was an easier way to make sure your egg whites remain shell-free?

A top chef who worked under Heston Blumenthal has revealed the perfect solution in a new TikTok video, and all you need to make it work is half the shell of the egg you just cracked open.

Robbie Bell – a British born chef who is the head charcutier at City Larder in Melbourne, Australia – said the easiest and quickest way was to use half of the shell to scoop the little shards out of the egg whites.

In the video, he said: “This is a great little tip.

A bowl on a kitchen counter with a cracked egg inside it. A hand holds half an egg shell over the bowl.
Robbie’s hack has been viewed over 30,000 times

A bowl on a kitchen countertop. A hand holds an eggshell inside the bowl, which has scooped up a piece of broken eggshell.
Commenters couldn’t believe how simple and easy the trick is

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“The best way to remove eggshells from your egg is by using half of the shell you just cracked.

“It works every single time.”

His video has since been viewed more than 30,000 times, and many commenters were left stunned by the simple trick.

One wrote: “You’re 20 years too late. Why didn’t someone tell me this earlier?”

And another added: “Holy s**t, why was I not taught this at chef school?”

While a third posted: “Why have I never known this?”

But others were unimpressed, as they claimed the hack was “common knowledge”.

In fact, fellow chef Jamie Oliver has previously shared the super-easy move.

He said: “We’ve all done it. We’re making an omelette or a cake and we’re cracking our eggs and then a little bit of random shell just accidentally falls into the egg.

“Now the natural instinct is to get in there with your fingers but if you try and get it, it always runs away and it’s kind of annoying.

“The easiest way to do it, believe it or not, is to go back to our friend Mr Shell. You can mop it up easily and get those annoying bits of shell every single time. Happy days.

“So there you go guys – that’s how to remove the shell from eggs.”


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