Making a plate of fluffy scrambled eggs seems easy, and yet, it can be one of the most difficult things to cook. Why? Because cooking the best scrambled eggs is all about the techniques. Between how you scramble the eggs, how long you cook them, and, most importantly, when you remove them from the pan, there’s a lot that can go wrong with your plate of fluffy eggs. So if you’re looking to make the best plate of eggs you’ve ever tasted, here are a few easy scrambled egg hacks to keep in mind.
Whisk in a bowl, add a splash of cream.
For perfectly even, fluffy scrambled eggs, you’ll want to whisk them up in a bowl first. This will ensure that your egg mixture is evenly mixed before scrambling in the pan. By simply cracking eggs into a pan and scrambling, your egg mixture likely won’t be even.
Plus, adding a splash of cream while you whisk will help make your scrambled eggs nice and fluffy. A splash of cream (anywhere between a teaspoon or a tablespoon) for two eggs is a good ratio to go for. Milk and almond milk can work well, but half-in-half or heavy cream does work best.
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Coat the pan in butter.
Before you balk at the fact that we are recommending butter, think of it this way. Butter is actually full of key vitamins that your body needs, like vitamin A, E, B12, and K. It’s a fat that can help you to feel full and improve digestion. The key is to not overuse it because butter can quickly add up your Daily Reference Intake (DRI) of saturated fat.
The last thing you want is to lose your carefully whisked scrambled eggs to a sticky pan. By coating the bottom with butter, you can easily scramble your eggs, plus increase the fat content of your breakfast. Those eggs will help you to feel full for even longer—all thanks to butter!
Turn the heat down low.
Butter aside, if the heat of your pan is too high, your scrambled eggs will come out dry and almost crispy because the pan is too hot. A good rule to follow for scrambled eggs is to cook it “low and slow.” Keep the heat on low and take your time scrambling those eggs. They’ll come out really fluffy if you take your time—promise!
Scramble with a rubber spatula.
Have you ever tried scrambling eggs with a wooden spoon, only to find yourself frustrated because the eggs keep sticking to it? You can avoid this altogether by scrambling the eggs with a rubber spatula. This will help keep the eggs together (and from sticking to the pan) if you continue to mix and scramble using a rubber spatula.
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Remove when it’s 90% cooked.
The last thing you want is to have overcooked eggs! The trick is to remove the eggs right before they are finished cooking. If you wait until they are fully cooked, you’ll end up with hard, dried-out eggs. Remove them when they are still fluffy and just slightly runny. This is also a great time to mix in cheese (if desired) because the eggs are hot and the cheese will melt.
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