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    Updated on Feb 27, 2019. Posted on Feb 23, 2019

    Alton Brown Cooks His Meatballs In An Empty Egg Carton And It Honestly Makes So Much Sense

    The hack involves an empty egg carton and uncooked meatballs.

    I'm pretty sure you know who Alton Brown is...

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    He's the Food Network personality and cookbook author who has some of the best (and nerdiest!) cooking hacks around.

    So when I came across one of his Instagram posts suggesting that people should cook their meatballs in empty egg cartons, I knew it was for a good reason — despite how weird it sounded.

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    The photo, which Brown posted back in 2017, shows him holding up an egg carton filled with uncooked meatballs.

    And I'm not the only one who noticed — some people actually tried the hack at home and had great things to say.

    But this isn't the first time Brown has suggested cooking meatballs in an ~unconventional~ way.

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    A few years ago, Brown posted a recipe for baked meatballs that cooked them in the cups of a mini muffin tin — a trick that ~I'm assuming~ helps crisp them up due to the metal heating up all around them.

    So what do you think of Brown's egg carton cooking hack? Would you try it?

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    Let us know in the comments!

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