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Eggs 101

How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are one of the most versatile breakfast dishes to prepare. They’re delicious plain, garnished with finely chopped herbs, or dressed up with caramelized onion, sauteed mushrooms and/or grated cheese.

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  1. Step 1

    To prepare a single serving of scrambled eggs, crack two or three eggs into a bowl and add some salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Gently whisk the eggs, breaking up yolks, until you have a nice frothy liquid.
  3. Step 3

    Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray or add a small amount of butter. Heat pan over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Pour in the egg mixture.

  4. Step 4

    Gently move the eggs across the bottom of the pan with a spatula, forming soft curds. For larger curds, let the eggs set a little longer. For smaller curds, stir more frequently. You may need to shift the pan from time to time to redistribute the uncooked egg mixture.

  5. Step 5

    Continue stirring until there is no more liquid egg in the pan, but before the eggs appear dry. Immediately remove the eggs and plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to make scrambled eggs?

There are lots of different ways to make scrambled eggs, and ultimately the best way is the one that produces the type of scrambled eggs you like most. The most basic way to make scrambled eggs is to whisk eggs in a bowl with a fork or whisk, add salt and pepper to taste, and then cook in a non-stick pan over low heat, stirring frequently until the eggs are set but still creamy. But, if you prefer a diner-style scrambled egg with larger curds, you can cook them a little hotter and for a shorter time. For more, check out this article on scrambled eggs.

Should I add milk or cream to scrambled eggs?

Depending on how you like your eggs, adding milk or cream to scrambled eggs can make them creamier and richer in flavour, and prevent them from becoming dry when cooked. That’s why adding milk is a useful trick when you’re cooking a lot of scrambled eggs at once. But don’t go overboard! A tablespoon or two per two eggs is usually enough.

What temperature should I cook scrambled eggs at?

In most cases, scrambled eggs should be cooked over low heat to prevent them from becoming tough and rubbery. This will also allow you to control the cooking process, ensuring that the eggs cook evenly and that the curds you develop are small and soft. However, there are styles of scrambled eggs that prefer a quick scramble over high heat, which results in much larger curds, but can be difficult to control until you get the hang of it.

Are there any other ingredients that can be added to scrambled eggs?

Scrambled eggs are perfect on their own, but they also make a great blank canvas for your own culinary creation. Favourites include cheese, vegetables, cooked meat, and herbs like tarragon or chives. Just remember that scrambled eggs cook quickly, so anything you add should be cooked in advance, since they won’t have the chance in the pan.

Some suggestions:

Adding ingredients like these will give you a chance to customize your scrambled eggs to any palate and make sure you have endless options.

For more ideas, check out our Scrambled Eggs recipe category.