How to Cook Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are such a versatile and delicious protein. Traditionally here in the midwest we eat them for breakfast and add them to dishes like scrambles, burritos, or just eat them on their own. But scrambled eggs are a great way to round out any meal or dish. I think they are the easiest way to cook eggs, and that’s the reason why I am starting my new series: Every Way to Cook an Egg, with Scrambled Eggs.
What you need to make scrambled eggs:
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How to Make Scrambled Eggs.
I think what makes scrambled eggs the easiest of all ways to cook an egg, is that you don’t have to concern yourself with preserving the yolk. The very first step of making scrambled eggs is, in fact, to break and scramble the yolk.
- Heat your skillet on the stovetop on medium heat. Add just a teaspoon or cooking fat such as olive oil, coconut oil, or butter.
- In a small bowl crack several eggs. I typically follow the ratio of two eggs per person.
- Add just 1-2 tablespoons of milk for every two eggs.
- Whisk mixture until yolks are broken and completely combined with milk and the whites of the egg.
- Pour mixture into heated frying pan. The eggs should start to cook immediately. Scramble the eggs by dragging your spatula around the edges of the pan and through the center of the mix. This should form clumps of cooked eggs.
- Continue until the eggs are no longer running and cooked through.
Okay, so that was the basic method for preparing scrambled eggs. But this really is just the starting point. With so much versatility there are some other aspects to consider when preparing this dish.
How to make Scrambled Eggs Fluffy
Add milk! Or cream! Or if you are feeling really crazy had heavy whipping cream. Of course, none of these ingredients are required for making scrambled eggs (you could just whisk the eggs and cook them as is). But any of these ingredients will make the eggs nice and fluffy.
How to Make Scrambled Eggs Creamy
Add a creamy element such as cheese, or cream cheese. I typically add the cheese to the eggs when they are mostly set and have about a minute of cooking left. Then I stir until the cheese is well combined and melted. Some of my favorite varieties of cheese to add to my eggs are:
- Sharp Cheddar
- Pepper Jack
- Smoked Gouda
Best Seasonings for Scrambled Eggs
Personally, I think eggs have amazing flavor on their own, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enhance the dish with a few seasonings. Since scrambled eggs are a delicate dish, less is more, when it comes to spices. So start with adding just a dash or two of each spice, and then taste test the finished product to see if you want to add more.
I usually add my initial seasoning when I whisk the eggs before I start to cook them. Here are some of my favorite seasonings to add to scrambled eggs
- Garlic Salt
- Sea Salt
- Minced Onion
What are the Best Ingredients to Add to Scrambled Eggs?
Anything you want! I am not kidding, eggs are crazy versatile. Don’t believe me? Here are some great options:
Pizza scramble: Add mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, onion, and tomato.
Greek scramble: Olives, feta, cucumber, onion, and tomato.
Garden Veggie: Onions, peppers, spinach, tomato, and broccoli.
Bacon Cheddar: Exactly what it sounds like!
Have a favorite scramble combo of your own, I would love to hear about it! Comment below or shoot me an email. Don’t forget to follow @midmittenmorsels on insta and pinterest.
Get cracking and make some scrambled eggs!
Until we cook again,