In the original video, posted by TikTok user @andrealanev, Andrea VanDerwerker shows herself slicing hard-boiled eggs in half and removing the yolk, perhaps to make deviled eggs. However, rather than slicing straight down the middle of each egg (as Good Food would have you do, though with a “lubricated” knife), VanDerwerker shows how she cleanly separates each egg.
She gently slices into each egg with a knife, then rolls the egg along the cutting board with the knife still in it, slicing around the edges. She is then able to separate both halves of the egg white and places the yolk into a food processor. She notes that there was “no yolk all over the knife, it’s so clean.”
Commenters were excited about the trick. One person compared the cutting technique to another common kitchen practice, writing “Did you just avocado that egg?” Another wrote, “I am so glad I saw this before making deviled eggs next week!!” Even a chef chimed in, writing “$22,000 for culinary school and THEY [DIDN’T] TEACH ME [THAT].”