The 'So Easy!' Guide to the Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs, a classic comfort food, are where we're starting today. I'll show you my foolproof method and insider tricks for perfect scrambled eggs. The ideal combination of airiness, creaminess, and perfection.

scrambled eggs with chives served on a white plate with a fork

Scrambled eggs are a prime example of the adage that "the simplest recipes are the best." This inexpensive and flexible breakfast option can be made on a regular basis. Scrambling eggs is a great option whether you're making breakfast for one or a dozen.  

My experience with scrambled eggs comes primarily from making them for my family. To top it all off, my five children are some of the harshest critics of any recipe I've ever made. If they started eating more scrambled eggs after I made them, I would have known I had succeeded.

Just four ingredients and a few minutes of your time are all you need for my simple scrambled egg recipe. Soft, fluffy, and perfectly cooked scrambled eggs are within your reach. Accompany them with a hearty breakfast of toast, bacon, or pancakes.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect Scrambled Eggs

  • The ingredients should be whisked thoroughly. Eggs are at their fluffiest when they've been whisked vigorously before being cooked; this helps to incorporate air into the eggs and ensures that the yolks and whites are thoroughly combined. The eggs need to be broken into a large bowl for efficient whisking.
  • Supplement the coffee with milk or cream Extra creamy and airy eggs can be made by whisking in a small amount of milk or cream. Always 2 eggs to 1 tablespoon of milk in my recipes.
  • Add salt to taste. An improvement in flavor can be noticed with just a pinch of salt.
  • The eggs should be cooked gently and slowly. Large, tender curds are a hallmark of great scrambled eggs. Cooking the eggs slowly over low heat prevents them from drying out and breaking. Gentle folding of the eggs should be done as you scrape the bottom and sides of the pan with a rubber spatula while they cook.
  • Do not overheat It's up to you how runny or firm you like your eggs, but if you like them on the softer side, don't cook them for too long.

bite of scrambled eggs on a fork held over a plate of eggs

Ingredients for Scrambled Eggs

Best fluffy scrambled eggs can be made with few ingredients and no fancy kitchen tools. The method, which I will describe in more detail below, is crucial. It helps to have a good nonstick pan and some high-quality eggs.

ingredients for scrambled eggs recipe

  • Eggs: Any eggs will do for making scrambled eggs, but fresh eggs will yield better results. For most people, organic, free-range, or pastured eggs are the best option. The flavor and bright yellow color of the yolks will be different.
  • If you want your eggs to turn out creamy, use whole milk. The milk can be replaced with half-and-half, heavy cream, or even sour cream if you prefer.
  • With the addition of a little salt, scrambled eggs go from bland to delicious.
  • Butter: Butter adds flavor to the eggs and prevents them from sticking to the pan. There are many alternatives to butter for greasing a pan, such as olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, and even cooking spray.

Black pepper, chives, or green onions, freshly ground, can be added as a finishing touch before serving.

You can print out the recipe card below for the complete recipe, including measurements and instructions.

Instructions for Cooking Scrambled Eggs

Prepare some scrambled eggs once you've gathered the necessary materials.  

  1. To begin, combine the eggs and milk in a medium bowl. four raw eggs and milk in mixing bowl
  2. Combine the milk and eggs by vigorously whisking the mixture. whisked eggs in mixing bowl with a whisk
  3. The salt is whisked in.
  4. The butter should be melted in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread the butter out on the bottom of the pan with a rubber spatula.
  5. Put the eggs in and turn the heat down to low.
  6. Depending on how many eggs you're cooking, leave them alone in the pan for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  7. As the eggs cook, use a rubber spatula to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan in various directions to ensure that no part of the egg burns or scorches. When cooking eggs, gently folding them over can help them cook more evenly. scraping rubber spatula through eggs in pan
  8. At the point where the eggs are almost completely set but still moist, take them off the heat. cooked scrambled eggs in skillet with spatula

More or fewer eggs can be cooked in this fashion. Make sure you have a big enough bowl to whisk the eggs and a skillet to cook them in. Believe me, I know how frustrating it is to scramble eggs in a pan that is too small.

fluffy scrambled eggs on a white plate

Suggestions for Plating

Even though scrambled eggs don't need much improvement, I sometimes spice them up by mixing in some crumbled goat cheese and chopped chives or green onions. Scrambled eggs are a great vehicle for using up leftover roasted vegetables and shredded cheese. As an alternative, you could make a quick breakfast sandwich by topping a toasted bagel or English muffin with scrambled eggs, avocado, and cheddar cheese.

Make your scrambled eggs into a complete meal by serving them with:

scrambled eggs on a plate with breakfast potatoes in the background

Easy Egg Dishes, Even Easier to Prepare

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  • Eggs, in a medium bowl, cracked.
  • Mix the milk in the bowl. Vigorously mix the egg and milk together until there are no streaks.
  • Mix in some salt and stir to incorporate.
  • In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Butter the bottom of the pan and evenly distribute it using a rubber spatula.
  • Add the egg mixture to the pan and turn the heat down to low. After letting the eggs cook undisturbed for 30 seconds, scrape the bottom and sides of the pan with a rubber spatula to finish cooking them. making sure no part of the egg is left to dry out by scraping it around the pan in various directions For more uniform cooking, gently fold the eggs as they cook.
  • Remove the pan from the heat when the eggs are almost set but still wet. To avoid drying out or browning the eggs, avoid cooking them for longer than necessary.
  • Serve right away, and top with black pepper if you like.

  • The quantity of ingredients in the recipe can be altered. For every 2 eggs, you'll need 1 tablespoon of milk.

Serving: 2 eggs , Calories: 153 kcal , Carbohydrates: 1 g , Protein: 12 g , Fat: 11 g , Unhealthy Saturated Fats: 4 g , Saturated Fat: 2 g , Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 4 g , Trans Fat: 1 g , Cholesterol: 334 mg , Sodium: 151 mg , Potassium: 142 mg , Sugar: 1 g , Vitamin A: 562 IU , Calcium: 67 mg , Iron: 2 mg

Estimates are used for nutritional data.

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