8 cracking egg hacks for British Egg Week

Egg-cellent tips for cooking eggs

British Egg Week is here, so it’s time to celebrate our yolky friend. Whether you’re an eggs and soldiers fan or more of a baked egg eater, check out our cracking hacks and ideas for making the most of those shelled delights…

1. Scramble in the microwave

I get grief for this from my hob-loving friends, but scrambling eggs in a microwave is the quickest breakfast ever. Whisk up your eggs with a splash of milk and flash them up.

2. Use the shell to remove bits

There’s always one bit of shell that slips through in the cracking process. Remove it out without causing a scene by scooping it out with the remaining shell.

Remove the yolk with an empty bottle

Forget faffing around with alternating the yolk between the two shells. Use an empty plastic bottle to lift the yolk clean away from the white. Crack your egg into a bowl and squeeze an empty plastic water bottle over it very slightly. When you let go of the bottle, the yolk is swiftly sucked inside. Ta-da!

4. Use half the shell to measure your milk

If you’re making scrambled eggs, don’t overdo it with the milk. Instead, fill half a shell for each egg used with milk to get the perfect balance.

5. Use the sink or swim method

Test if your eggs are fresh and good to use by putting each one (gently!) into a bowl of cold water.
If the eggs sink to the bottom and lay flat on their sides, they’re fresh.
If they float on the surface they are best avoided.

6. Make egg waffle

Whisk up your eggs as if you were scrambling and pour the mixture into a waffle maker. The results are lighter than air!

7. Use on your plants

Next time you boil eggs, don’t discard the water. Instead use on your plants when they need a water – egg shells contain high levels of calcium, which your plants love.

8. Condition your hair

Egg yolk works wonders on your hair. It might sound a bit sticky (to say the least) but the yolk is especially helpful for hair that is dry or slightly damaged (guilty). Just factor in a really long wash out!

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