Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Oh scrambled eggs, how I love you!  Simple, delicious, and are one of the best breakfasts!  Oddly enough for a dish that is as easy as 1-2-3, no one really ever talks about how to make perfect scrambled eggs.  It's not uncommon to see a plate of browned, rubber-y eggs, that when bitten into taste overwhelmingly egg-y.  Even scrambled eggs done properly aren't time consuming, it's more or less just a process of slowing down.  Something most of us could use anyway.
The ingredients for scrambled eggs are easy and straightforward.  Eggs, butter, salt and pepper.  Although there are some rules!

Do not add any liquid to your eggs, we're using butter.
Do not season your eggs before cooking.
Do not whip your eggs before cooking.

Look, I just excluded a lot of steps for you...and trust me...they turn out great!
Toss your eggs into your desired cooking vessel.  Turn your heat to medium.  DO YOU HEAR ME?! Medium.  Not medium high, not high, just medium.  If your stove runs hot maybe a little under medium.  You get tough, rubbery, egg-y tasting eggs when you overcook your eggs.  Please don't over cook your eggs, ok? Please?
Now start stirring your eggs.  Do not leave your eggs to just sit for any extended period of time, it's up to you to make sure they don't get brown on the bottom and soggy on top.  Stir more often for a finer consistency, and less for a chunkier consistency.
We are halfway there!
Done!  These would still be too underdone to eat (my own preference), but residual heat from the pan will continue cooking the eggs.  Stir them just a little more to finish of the cooking, and they are done!

All that's left is to plate them, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add toast or bacon, a nice hot cup of coffee and you have breakfast!  Oh and let me tell you these eggs truly are delicious.  They are velvety smooth, and have a lovely rich taste from the butter.  So remember!  Heat them slowly, add no seasoning, just butter, do not over cook, and you will have perfect eggs every time!

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Recipe by Monica @ Farm to Table Blog
5 stars
Yield: 1-2 servings
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • to taste salt and pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Crack your eggs into a bowl. Add your butter to your eggs.
  2. Place eggs and butter into skillet over medium heat. Stir your eggs constantly until they start to firm up.
  3. Once the eggs are mostly solid, with only a little liquid left, remove from heat and stir to cook eggs with residual heat.
  4. Plate your eggs, sprinkling with salt and pepper.
  5. Enjoy!
Shared @ The HomeAcre Hop


  1. Yum! You're right, no one talks about how to scramble eggs. My father taught me how to make them so many years ago, and although not everyone agrees with my method, I think they're perfect. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

  2. I think this is the method Julia Child was taught in France. How very posh:) I finally tried this the other morning, and wow. Those were the BEST scrambled eggs I've ever had! Thank you for sharing this! I'm pinning it now.

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    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  4. Yumalicious! I have never seen eggs made this way before, but it's brilliant! I do add a bit of tumeric to my eggs because of their anti-inflammatory benefits. Thanks for visiting Maple Hill!