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• Last updated: June 4, 2021

How to Crack an Egg With One Hand

Six steps being displayed to crack an egg with one hand.

Thirty-two. That’s the number of eggs Ross McCurdy can crack in one minute with one hand. If you think that sounds impressive, you’re right. McCurdy holds the Guinness World Record for his feat. The secret to his success? Lots and lots of practice. McCurdy is the owner of a diner in Washington state where an average day has him cracking open a few thousand eggs. 

While you might not need to crack a thousand eggs in a day, there are benefits to learning how to crack an egg open with one hand. In the kitchen, where multitasking is critical, being able to keep your other hand available while you crack eggs is a big advantage. You can use that other hand to whisk your eggs into a delicate hollandaise sauce, flip a sizzling pile of hash browns, or lift a mug of steaming coffee. Plus, cracking an egg with one hand looks a lot cooler and more elegant than ham-fisting it apart with both of your mitts. 

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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