How to Separate Egg Yolks From Egg Whites

Eggs are used in many recipes. However, some recipes require a whole egg while others require either egg whites or egg yolks. So how do you separate one from the other without damaging it?

5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you about 6 special tools and everyday items that will help you separate yolks from whites easily.

1. An egg separator

The easiest way to separate a yolk from a white is to use a special separator. It can be easily found in a big supermarket.

  1. Place the separator over a glass or any other container. Break an egg into it. The yolk will remain in the separator, and the white will drain through the holes into the glass.
  2. Remove the separator from the glass and transfer the yolk to another container.

2. A funnel

If a separator is not available, you can use a regular kitchen funnel instead. Your actions should be the same.

  1. Place the funnel over a glass or any other container.
  2. Break an egg into it.
  3. The white will drain through the neck into the glass, while the yolk will remain in the upper part of the funnel.
  4. Remove the funnel from the glass and transfer the yolk to another container.

3. A skimmer

Another replacement for the separator is a skimmer.

  1. Place it in a large bowl and break an egg into it.
  2. The white will drain into the bowl, and the yolk will remain on the skimmer, which you can use to immediately transfer the yolk to another container.

4. A plastic bottle

  1. Break an egg over a plate or shallow bowl. Take an empty plastic bottle, squeeze it lightly in the middle, and bring the neck up to the yolk. Then loosen the squeeze, and the bottle will immediately suck in the yolk.
  2. When the yolk is in the bottle, you can squeeze it out onto another plate in the same way.

5. A spoon

  1. Break an egg into a bowl.
  2. Take a spoon, carefully separate the yolk with it, take it out, and transfer it to another container.

6. Half of an eggshell

  1. Gently break the eggshell in the middle over a bowl.
  2. Transfer the yolk from one half of the shell to the other at an angle.
  3. Then transfer the yolk to the first half of the shell. Transfer it from one half to the other until all the white has drained into the bowl.
  4. Put the remaining egg yolk into another container.
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