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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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