Scrambled Eggs Make The Perfect Breakfast

In our daily hustle, we sometimes forget to appreciate the versatility and nutrition-packed goodness of a simple ingredient like eggs. Today, let’s rediscover one of the most straightforward, yet infinitely customizable dishes – scrambled eggs.

Our Classic Scrambled Egg Recipe

Our journey begins with a traditional Scrambled Egg Recipe, a delicious blend of fluffy, creamy eggs that are quick to whip up but utterly satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp sharp cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Crack the four eggs into a bowl, add milk, and whisk until the yolks and milk are well combined.
  2. Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat and spray with a non-stick avocado oil spray.
  3. Once the pan is heated, pour the eggs onto it.
  4. When you see slight bubbling, use a spatula to break up the eggs and move them around.
  5. Add the cheese, salt, and pepper.
  6. Continue to move the eggs regularly.
  7. Once they have firmed up to your liking, they are ready to serve!

The Oil Breakdown: Frying Essentials

Different oils can dramatically alter the flavor, texture, and nutritional profile of your eggs. Here’s a rundown of the most common choices:

Avocado Oil: A powerhouse of monounsaturated fats that boost heart health. Its high smoke point makes it ideal for frying. The mild, buttery flavor subtly enhances the eggs’ natural taste.

Olive Oil: A lower smoke point but still suitable for scrambled eggs, which require medium heat. It lends a light, fruity note, adding an unexpected layer of flavor.

Coconut Oil: If you love tropical notes in your food, coconut oil might be your choice. Its medium smoke point is suitable for scrambled eggs and infuses a subtle coconut flavor.

Butter: A traditional choice for scrambled eggs, butter adds a creamy, rich flavor but be careful not to burn it due to its low smoke point.

Equipment Needed

Making this scrambled egg recipe is a breeze and doesn’t require any fancy equipment. All you need is:

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Beyond Scrambling: Other Egg Dishes

While scrambled eggs are a classic, the culinary world of eggs extends far beyond it. Other popular ways to enjoy eggs include:

Poached Eggs: Known for their creamy centers, poached eggs are a favorite for dishes like Eggs Benedict. They require some skill to keep the egg intact but offer a delightful change from the regular scramble.

Boiled Eggs: Hard-boiled or soft-boiled, they make a protein-packed snack or a salad topping. Boiled eggs have a firm white and center, which can range from fully set (hard-boiled) to runny (soft-boiled).

Egg Salad: Combining chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, and spices, egg salad is perfect for sandwiches or to serve over greens.

Omelets: Omeletes allow for countless fillings, making them one of the most versatile egg dishes. You can fill them with cheese, veggies, meats, or herbs.

The Free-Range vs Factory Eggs Dilemma

Free-range eggs come from hens that have had some access to the outdoors, whereas factory eggs come from hens kept indoors in cages. While both types offer protein and essential vitamins and minerals, free-range eggs often have more omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E due to the hens’ varied diet.

Additionally, many people prefer free-range eggs for ethical reasons, as these hens generally have better living conditions than their caged counterparts.

White or Brown: Does It Matter?

The difference between white and brown eggs is primarily the breed of the hen. Nutritionally, they’re nearly identical. Some people claim to taste a difference, but most agree that when it comes to cooking and eating, they are virtually interchangeable. The choice between white and brown often comes down to personal preference or what’s available.

Scrambled Egg Recipe Variations

The beauty of the classic scrambled eggs lies in its endless adaptability. Here are some exciting variations to try:

Herbed Scramble: Add a generous handful of fresh herbs like chives, parsley, or dill for a fresh twist.

Spicy Scramble: If you love a kick, add some diced jalapenos or a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Mushroom and Onion Scramble: Sauté mushrooms and onions before adding the eggs for an umami-packed breakfast.

Greek Scramble: Add some crumbled feta, diced tomatoes, and olives for a Mediterranean flair.

A Guide to Feeding the Crowd: Large Batch Scrambled Eggs

There might be occasions when you need to prepare scrambled eggs for a crowd. The challenge lies in ensuring all servings are fresh and warm. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Choose a large, deep skillet or saucepan: A larger pan allows you to cook more eggs at once, ensuring everyone gets served at the same time.
  2. Whisk your eggs well: When making a large batch, ensure your eggs are well mixed for uniform consistency.
  3. Use low and slow heat: This prevents the eggs from overcooking and turning rubbery.
  4. Stir constantly: Keep the eggs moving to create small curds and prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  5. Keep them warm: If servings are staggered, keep the cooked eggs warm in an oven set to a low temperature or in a slow cooker on the ‘warm’ setting.

A Perfect Pair: Complementary Dishes for Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a fantastic standalone dish but pairing them with the right sides can elevate your breakfast to the next level. Here are a few crowd-pleasers:

Bread: A piece of toast, a buttery croissant, or a savory bagel makes a great accompaniment.

Meats: Crispy bacon, sausage links, or ham slices offer a savory counterpoint to the creamy eggs.

Veggies: Grilled tomatoes, sautéed spinach, or roasted bell peppers provide a fresh, vibrant contrast.

Grains: A side of quinoa or buckwheat can add a hearty, wholesome element.

Potatoes: Hash browns, breakfast potatoes, or even a serving of potato salad can make your breakfast plate more fulfilling.

The Egg World: Exploring Other Delicacies

Eggs are incredibly versatile and can be transformed into countless dishes. Besides scrambled eggs, poached eggs, boiled eggs, and omelettes, here are a few other ways to enjoy eggs:

Eggs Benedict: This classic dish features poached eggs and ham on an English muffin, all topped with Hollandaise sauce.

Quiche: A savory pie with a custard base, where you can add vegetables, meats, and cheeses of your choice.

Egg Fried Rice: A quick and easy dish where scrambled eggs are stir-fried with rice and vegetables.

Frittata: An Italian dish similar to an omelette, with mix-ins like vegetables and cheeses cooked within the eggs, not folded inside.

Recipe Variations: Expanding the Scrambled Horizon

Classic scrambled eggs are delicious, but the potential variations are endless. Here are a few other exciting twists to try:

Italian Scramble: Add sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella.

Mexican Scramble: Mix in black beans, avocado, and a sprinkle of chili powder.

Indian Scramble (Egg Bhurji): A flavor-packed version featuring ginger, turmeric, chili, and garam masala.

French Scramble: The eggs are cooked slowly over low heat, stirred constantly for small, creamy curds.

Japanese Scramble (Tamagoyaki): The eggs are rolled up into a log using a special pan, then sliced to reveal beautiful layers.

Tips for Making the Perfect Scrambled Egg Recipe

Scrambled eggs might seem like one of the simplest dishes to prepare, but they hold a few secrets that can make or break the dish. Here are a few tips:

  1. Use Fresh Eggs: The fresher the eggs, the better your scramble will be. Fresh eggs have tighter whites and yolks that hold together well.
  2. Whisk Well: Whisk the eggs until the yolks and whites are fully incorporated. This step is crucial for fluffy, tender eggs.
  3. Don’t Overcook: Overcooking can make your scrambled eggs tough and rubbery. It’s best to remove the pan from the heat just before the eggs are fully set as they will continue to cook from the residual heat.
  4. Season at the End: Adding salt before cooking can break down the eggs and make them watery. It’s best to season your eggs towards the end of the cooking process. You can even make your eggs taste better by using a salt that is different than your typical iodized table salt. View Our Salt Guide to find what you may be missing out on.

Conclusion

Whether you’re an egg-lover or a novice cook, mastering the scrambled egg recipe will give you an evergreen, versatile dish in your culinary arsenal. Not only can scrambled eggs be a simple breakfast staple, but with the tips and tricks discussed here, you can also turn them into an impressive brunch or dinner. So, go ahead and whisk up a storm! And remember, the key to amazing scrambled eggs starts with good quality eggs, so choose wisely. Happy Cooking!

Scrambled egg recipe on a white plate

Scrambled Eggs

Straightforward and infinitely customizable, this egg recipe is a staple when it comes to a yummy breakfast. Fluffy, moist, and delicious. There is nothing better than perfectly cooked eggs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tbsp sharp cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, add milk, and whisk until the yolks and milk are well combined.
  • Heat a medium frying pan over medium heat and spray with a non-stick avocado oil spray.
  • Once the pan is heated, pour the eggs onto it.
  • When you see slight bubbling, use a spatula to break up the eggs and move them around.
  • Add the cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Continue to move the eggs regularly.
  • Once they have firmed up to your liking, they are ready to serve!

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Nutrition

Serving: 130gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 17gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 389mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 172mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 715IUCalcium: 181mgIron: 2mg
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