I have been struggling to make perfect scrambled eggs for years. I’ve even told a couple of my friends that I was horrible at scrambling eggs and they looked at me like I was a freak. 🙂 But, it’s true – my scrambled eggs were always bland, dry, and yucky!
Even though my eggs sucked, I still ate them quite often. Eggs (and whites) pack such a protein punch and are so quick and easy to make that they’re often my go-to dish when I’m rushed for time.
A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this video on another blog and tried the technique right away. Since then, my scrambled eggs have been killer, off the charts, to die for, so freaking good that I’m actually hoping I’ll start to be known in our family as the queen of scrambled eggs. Go big or go home, am I right?
Check out the video:
These are the tips from the video that I think really work:
- Light scrambling. I like big chunks of eggs, not pitiful scraps of eggs.
- “Pushing” the eggs with a wooden/bamboo spatula. I got some bamboo utensils from Crate & Barrel for my wedding and they might just be one of my favorite gifts yet. I use the bamboo spatulas all the time! The “pushing” technique really works. And I’m pretty sure any spatula would work, too, I’m just a bit obsessed with this bamboo set at the moment.
- Not overcooking. I am paranoid about undercooked food ever since THIS incident (*shudder*), and I think overcooking is what ruined my scrambled eggs before. After watching this video, I realized that it’s okay for scrambled eggs to be a little moist. Sounds weird, tastes good. 🙂
- Splash of (skim) milk. Makes them fluffy and delicious! Totally works.
I used to have to add in all sorts of fillers like meat, cheese, and veggies to make my scrambled eggs edible. Now, they’re delicious on their own!
Mastering basic recipes like these makes me feel a little better about cooking. Maybe the more basic recipes I master (instead of just throw together), the more I’ll start to enjoy cooking?
Do you have any tips for making great scrambled eggs?
P.S. No, I have not returned to McDonald’s – not even once – since the “incident”. It was that traumatizing.