The most common way of cracking an egg is on the rim of a bowl or pan. While this gets the job done it can drive the shell into the egg causing bits of egg shell to fall into the raw egg. To prevent this, the best way is to crack it on a flat surface. Here’s how:
Using a clean, flat surface, such as your kitchen counter, grasp the egg in your hand and in one swift decisive motion tap the egg once against it.
Use your thumbs to separate the egg shell where it’s cracked and tip the egg into a bowl or ramekin.
It’s always best to crack your eggs into a separate bowl or ramekin before adding it to your main ingredients or pan to make sure the egg is still fresh and ensure no bits of shell remain. Lost a bit of shell in your egg? Here’s how to get it out!