How to Scramble Eggs

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs: 2-3 large eggs per person
  • Bowl: For mixing the eggs
  • Whisk or fork
  • Milk, cream, or water (optional): A small splash makes the eggs fluffier
  • Butter or oil: To grease the pan
  • Nonstick skillet: A good nonstick skillet makes everything easier
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spatula (silicone is ideal): For scrambling and serving
  • Optional additions: Grated cheese, chopped herbs, diced vegetables, etc.

Instructions

Crack and Whisk the Eggs: Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add a small splash of milk, cream, or water (about 1 tablespoon per 2 eggs) if you like. Whisk until well combined and the mixture becomes a uniform yellow color.

Season: Add a pinch of salt and pepper. If you are adding cheese or other mix-ins, hold off for now.

Prepare the Pan: Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add a pat of butter or a drizzle of oil. Let the butter melt or the oil heat up slightly.

Pour in the Eggs: Pour the whisked eggs into the hot pan. Let them sit for a few seconds to start setting slightly.

Scramble: Use your spatula to gently draw the cooked egg from the edges towards the center. Tilt the pan slightly to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Continue this process, gently folding and moving the eggs around. Keep the heat at medium-low to prevent the eggs from getting tough.

When to Stop: Remove the pan from the heat just before the eggs are fully set. They still look slightly wet, but they’ll continue to cook from the residual heat.

Add Toppings (Optional): If desired, stir in any additions like cheese, herbs, or vegetables now while the eggs are still soft.

Serve Immediately: Scrambled eggs are best served immediately while they are warm, soft, and fluffy.

Tips

Fresh Eggs: Use the freshest eggs you can find for the best flavor and texture.

Don’t Overcook: The key to perfect scrambled eggs is to not overcook them. They should be soft, creamy, and slightly moist, not dry and rubbery.

Heat Control: Medium-low heat is essential for fluffy scrambled eggs. High heat will make them dry out quickly.

Customize: Get creative with your scrambled eggs! Add your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sautéed vegetables, chopped herbs, crumbled bacon, or a sprinkle of hot sauce.

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