Welcome to our little eggs series. Egg dishes are a basic that everyone can master. They take very little time and can go from breakfast to dinner. Egg Series will focus on just that. We will guide you on how to cook the perfect egg. The first recipe up is for perfect scrambled eggs; which happen to be one of the best quick and easy breakfasts to master. Good protein to get your day going.
Scrambled eggs are something that we eat often on weekends. Either plain or with an assortment of fillings: mushrooms, spinach, cheeses, tomatoes. The choices are really limitless. As well the eggs could be made into a scramble or an omelet.
We think the key to the perfect scrambled egg is all in how you cook it. You want it to be cooked through but still slightly moist. We have been trying out some different techniques and finally came up with what is our favorite scrambled eggs or as Maggie likes to call them “butter eggs”. The key is adding some butter to the frying pan, as well as some butter with the eggs that you are mixing up. Then over medium-low heat, you want to continue to whisk the eggs with a fork or a whisk, until they are soft and moist, and slightly fluffy. After the eggs are cooked, season with a little salt and pepper. Do not add the salt before cooking; this will dry the eggs out.
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
1 tablespoon butter, divided in half
kosher salt, a pinch
fresh ground pepper, a pinch
Melt half of the butter over low heat, in a large frying pan.
Cut the remainder of the butter cut into small pieces.
While the butter is melting, whisk the eggs with the butter pieces. The butter will be in chunks.
Pour into the frying pan and stir with a fork or a wire whisk until cooked through, not browned, but still moist.
Season with salt and pepper.
* if you want to add fresh herbs, do so before pouring into the frying pan.
When we opt for the dinner scrambled egg, it is usually in the form of a frittata, Spanish Tortilla (egg omelet) or a torta, again, you really can add anything from basic potatoes to chorizo. You decide how you want to spice things up. It is a wonderful dinner alternative when served with a simple green salad.
** Don’t forget to check out our other delicious perfectly cooked egg dishes:
- Perfectly Soft Boiled Eggs for breakfast and a Creamy Pasta with Fresh Peas for dinner
- Perfectly Fried Eggs for breakfast and a Fried Egg Sandwich for dinner
- Perfectly Poached Eggs for breakfast and a Frisee Salad for dinner