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Separate Egg Yolks With No Mess, All You Need Is A Water Bottle

The debate over whether or not you should only eat egg whites has been raging for years, with trendy recipes featuring the light, fluffy part of the egg and fitness experts saying that the fatty center is actually good for you. That means it's up to you to decide what you prefer based on taste. Personally, I don't really enjoy the taste of egg yolk, so I separate them out pretty much every time I cook with eggs.

No matter what technique you learned to divide egg whites and yolks, it's a total pain. Which is why I was overjoyed when I found out about this dead-simple trick to remove egg yolks.

You'll Need:

  • Eggs (of course)
  • An empty water bottle


  1. Crack your eggs into a plate or a shallow bowl. You can try multiple eggs at a time, but when you're starting out one-at-a-time is best.
  2. Hold your empty water bottle above the eggs and squeeze it gently. Lower the hole of the bottle until it's touching the yolk.
  3. Stop squeezing the bottle and the yolk should lift up into the bottle and stay there.

This trick works because as you let go of the bottle, the pressure pulls the yolk back inside, where it's too big to roll back out. If you need a little help, watch how it's done in this video:

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