Scrambled eggs are something that everyone thinks they know how to make… but do you really know how to make light and fluffy scrambled eggs? It’s one of those basic recipes that is easy to mess up. I remember eating rubbery scrambled eggs from the cafeteria in college. And somehow my husband always manages to brown his scrambled eggs (he claims to like them that way). The best scrambled eggs are soft and perfectly evenly cooked, and they aren’t hard to make once you master a simple game changing technique.
The secret to making the best scrambled eggs is patience. You need to let them cook low and slow. Here is how you do it.
Crack your eggs into a bowl. I made just two for myself, but add as many as you like. Add a bit of salt and pepper. (Ok, I skipped the pepper, I prefer just salt).
Spend a minute beating the eggs together. You want them to be a bit frothy.
Melt just enough butter to coat the bottom of a skillet. Then add your eggs. Stir constantly, remembering to scrape down the bottom and sides of the skillet. The stirring makes sure that the eggs cook evenly. At this point you can add cheese or veggies, but I like to keep things simple.
Keep on stirring, until all of the eggs are solid. The eggs in this photo are halfway to being done. The total process of cooking the eggs will take about 3-4 minutes. Once the eggs are ready eat them immediately, while they are hot.
Do you have any secrets to making scrambled eggs? Let me know in the comments!
1 minPrep Time
4 minCook Time
5 minTotal Time
- a touch of Butter
- 2 Eggs
- 2 pinches of Salt
- a pinch of pepper
- Crack the eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper, and use a fork or a whisk to beat the eggs for 1 minute. They should be slightly frothy.
- Heat a skillet over low heat. Add just enough butter to coat the bottom of the skillet.
- Once the butter has melted, pour the eggs into the skillet.
- Now for the important part. Pay attention. Stand there are stir the eggs being sure to scrape around the edges of the pan. The act of constantly stirring the eggs makes sure they cook evenly. Continue stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the eggs have cooked. Serve immediately.