A great breakfast starts with scrambled eggs that are light, fluffy, and a little creamy. Unfortunately, many breakfast eggs end up soggy, rubbery, or uninspiring. I’ll show you, step by step, how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time. There are also quick pointers, fun facts, and creativity tips scattered throughout this page. Finally, you’ll get a few suggestions for possible toppings and combinations to put in your eggs. So let’s get “cracking” and go through the exact steps to delicious, perfect scrambled eggs!
Perfect Scrambled Eggs Recipe
2Break four eggs into the bowl, and add a splash of the milk, cream, half-n-half, or water. One tablespoon per egg is about right. This is to thin the egg mixture and make them creamy.
3With a metal wire whisk, beat the eggs, getting in lots of air. You want to spend some time doing this to make sure they get aerated and end up very fluffy when you cook them! Don’t add salt or any other seasoning to the mixture — that comes last.
4The pan is ready for the eggs when the butter starts to foam, or when a drop of water dropped in the center of the pan sizzles. When that happens, lower the heat to a low or medium-low setting and get ready to cook.
5Pour the egg mixture into the pan and wait about 10-30 seconds for the bottom to start to set. Next, use your spatula or wooden spoon to push the eggs from the end of the pan to the center, lifting and rotating the pan to let the runnier part of the eggs cover the metal. Continue doing this gently around the pan, stirring as the eggs form soft curds. This video has a fair depiction of how to stir the eggs in the pan.
6When the eggs are coagulated but not yet done, and there is no runny mixture left, turn off the heat and continue stirring. They will continue to cook from the leftover heat in the pan and their own heat. If you want cheesy scrambled eggs, this is the best time to add cheese, sprinkling it on top and folding it into the scramble.
7Finally, add any seasonings you like, such as salt and pepper. Parsley is a popular choice as well. If you followed the above tips, your eggs are fluffy, dreamy, and ready to eat!
Remember, the eggs are supposed to be fluffy and a little bit moist, so don’t overcook them, let them get brown, or rubbery.
Get Creative or Try These Suggestions!
There are infinite ways you can spice up your scrambled eggs recipe. Common additions include parsley, chives, or peppers. Here are a few easy suggestions.
Avoid These Common Mistakes:
- Watery scrambled eggs are caused by too much heat too soon or too much salt too soon.
- Rubbery scrambled eggs are caused by high heat and overcooking.
- The eggs should be fully coagulated and cooked, but soft, moist, and not brown.