Ever pick up an egg carton to then be surprised by the weight distribution, causing you to nearly drop the entire thing? I certainly know I have. But not any longer! Over the past couple years I have developed patterns to reduce the unpredictability of egg cartons. Let me show you how.
With a full dozen, we start with a perfectly balanced carton. Heavy. Solid. Predictable. Unfortunately, a lot of people get into the habit of taking eggs from the left side of the carton, much like how they read a book. It acts as a visual guide in the progression of the egg consumption. We're here to change that. As you can see below, we want to remove eggs so the remaining eggs are evenly distributed.
To start, take out eggs near the center. Because of the nature of the two by six design, there will often be a slightly unbalanced carton. If you use two or four eggs per serving, however, you can maintain a perfect distribution throughout.
Let's dive in! As with most images on this website, hover your mouse over the image to see the caption.
As you can see, there are some liberties you're allowed to take through the whole process. There is no right or wrong way, so long as the eggs have some level of even spacing.