One of the first kitchen skills we learn as children is how to crack an egg. After all, those boxed brownie mixes need a little yolk action to work their magic.
Yet for many of us, it feels as though we’ve barely improved our egg-cracking skills since childhood. Whether you marvel at the people who manage to do it one-handed or see a shellless bowl as an impossible goal, you’re not alone.
We’ve rounded up 19 relatable and, dare we say, egg-cellent tweets about this common cooking step. Try not to crack up too much.
For the life of me, I cannot master the art of cracking an egg using one hand without making a huge mess. The yolk’s on me
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— Just Marie (@JustMyReeses) September 24, 2020
*Hibachi Grill Guy does the Egg crack thing*
— Retired (@adda_boi) November 13, 2017
me in the kitchen: how do i crack an egg
me watching great british bake off: what kind of an idiot forgets to poke steam holes in their banquet pie
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) November 28, 2018
[cracking an egg without having to fish out those little eggshell bits]: I'm one with the Force, the Force is with me.
— Katie Didn't (@Pork_Chop_Hair) June 30, 2018
I have an irrational fear of cracking open an egg and a baby chick falling out. I said it was irrational…..
— 🌴 Envy 🌴 (@envydatropic) August 4, 2013
omg i cracked an egg and it had TWO YOLKS!!! twin chicks?? isn’t that so sweet???? 🐣🥺 i ate this without remorse pic.twitter.com/OMrr1Kn99S
— Karen Chee (@karencheee) July 28, 2020
Think you're patient? Try teaching a 7yo to crack an egg.
— Val (@ValeeGrrl) November 21, 2016
i hate when you’re boiling an egg and it gets a crack in it and the egg’s ghost escapes. very scary and i don’t like it
— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) May 21, 2019
My son brought me a hard-boiled egg to crack for him, except it wasn't.
— JennyPentland GED (@JennyPentland) April 21, 2014
Feeling badass after cracking eggs with one hand quickly subsided after spilling scrambled eggs on my laptop.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 10, 2010
Been making a cake with 6yo and 2yo and I let them crack the eggs straight into the mixing bowl so I guess you can say danger is my middle name
— threetimedaddy (@threetimedaddy) December 30, 2019
Making brownies with the boys.
— Becky The Most Annoying Mom (@beckyhas4kids) December 20, 2017
9 year-old attempts to follow a recipe:
"It says here to separate the eggs. How far apart do they have to be?"
— Pseudo Cyd (@Cyd10e) August 10, 2015
i can *successfully* crack an egg with one hand
— carbsley (@carbsley) September 10, 2020
[Baking with 6yo]
Husband, coming up behind us: You know, the best way to crack an egg is actually—
6yo: You’re not part of this, Daddy.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) November 27, 2019
When you crack an egg and a fragment gets into the bowl. pic.twitter.com/PH8IpkFCm6
— consigliere (@moyodre) August 6, 2020
Before I crack an egg, I always listen to it for scratching sounds, just to make sure I am not hatching a baby chick on accident.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) August 9, 2018
I feel like people who know how to crack eggs with one hand have life all figured out.
— Noel Fisher (@noel_fisher) September 28, 2016
My tact is comparable to a toddler cracking eggs and "helping" bake.
— Darla (@ddsmidt) November 1, 2017