You asked: How do you separate eggs to make an egg white omelet?
There are two ways to do it manually and one way to do it while shopping.
Shopping: buy egg whites in a carton like you do milk. What? You don’t buy milk? Then just buy the whites that come in a carton package just like cream or half and half does. You won’t need to separate or waste the yolks.
To do it manually, follow these directions.
To separate yolks from whites, you will need:
- A raw egg or two or three etc.
- A bowl to catch the whites
- A bowl to put the yolks in
- Trash for the shells
Crack the egg on a flat surface.
Why a flat surface? Between the shell and the actual egg is a membrane that protects the egg. It is attached to the shell. When you crack the egg on a flat surface, the membrane merely splits yet remains attached to the shell.
When the egg is cracked on the edge of something like a bowl or counter edge, the membrane gets torn and separates from the shell allowing shell fragments to get into the eggs.
If this happens, use a large piece of egg-shell to scoop out the fragments of shell.
It may take some practice but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to whip out an omelet in no time!
The fillings can be anything you want or have on hand. Just be sure it is fully cooked.
The heat of cooking an omelet is just enough to melt cheese. So keep that in mind.
No raw meats, seafood etc. Cook it first, which is why left overs are great omelet fillings.
Let me know how it works out for you!
7 thoughts on “How to: Egg White Omelet”
Not only do you cook well, but you can photograph it all with one hand as you do it! Amazing!
Ah, that’s the magic of perception! 😉
No ways, egg whites in cartons – we don’t get that here. Got to do it the old fashioned way.
I prefer the old fashioned way too. Whites in cartons are handy for some things but I like the flavor of fresh best.
Thanks for the tips my friend – love a good egg white omelette 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I remember seeing Jacques Pepin insist that eggs had to be cracked on a flat surface, but I never knew why until now! Thanks Pamela (and Tyler!). 🙂
If you want to get a good look at what the membrane inside the shell looks like, cover an egg with plain white vinegar for two days.
The vinegar dissolves the calcium and the result is quite rubber like. You can see how strong the membrane is because the egg inside is still raw.
(If you dropped it, it would break and be messy)
I is an odd thing to see and I am amazed at how many people don’t want to touch it! Try it, your boys would love it.