Scrambled eggs are by far our favourite way to cook eggs. Don’t get me wrong, we also love our boiled eggs and poached eggs, but when done properly, scrambled eggs are the perfect marriage of the whites and the yolks. The smooth and silky texture of scrambled eggs is amazing for breakfast, lunch, dinner or for a delicious snack at any time of the day. And with the amount of variations you can add to your scrambled eggs, they will never get boring!
Scrambled eggs are delicious with any number of different additions but we will first concentrate on how to cook a very basic version of scrambled eggs. Further down the page we will show you how to jazz up your scrambled eggs by adding some extra ingredients.
It goes without saying that using the freshest eggs possible will be best. A fresh egg cooked badly, will usually always taste better than an old egg cooked well.
How to cook scrambled eggs
- Set a non-stick frypan on to the stove on a low heat
- Break 2 eggs into a small bowl
- Lightly whisk together with a fork until they are just combined
- Melt half a teaspoon of butter and/or a small drizzle of olive oil in the pan
- Once the butter is hot and bubbling, add the egg mixture
- Stir continuously with a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula – be sure to keep the eggs moving around so they do not burn to the bottom of the pan
- Serve on a slice of toasted and buttered sourdough
As you can see from the instructions above, you can freely use milk and/or cream. Milk will give a lighter texture and cream will give you a heavier texture. You can also entirely omit the milk and cream from your scrambled eggs as well.
It is worth experimenting to find out which you prefer. Other variations on the standard scrambled eggs are below.
Scrambled Eggs Variations
There are really no rules when it comes to adding things to scrambled eggs. Some of the most popular additions to scrambled eggs are:
- Cheese – any type of cheese can be added to scrambled eggs. We like parmesan for a bit of a bite.
- Tomatoes – chopped tomatoes added near the end of cooking brings a bit of freshness to the scrambled eggs.
- onions – used as a garnish, you can simply snip off half inch pieces and garnish the top of your scrambled eggs.
- Bacon – finely chop some bacon (1/4 inch squares) and fry in the fry pan. You can then simply pour your egg mixture directly onto the bacon pieces.
- Peppers – finely dice some red and/or green peppers and lightly cook before adding your egg mixture to start cooking the scrambled eggs.
- Yoghurt – instead of milk or cream, try adding some greek yoghurt to your scrambled eggs to give a little tang.
- Spinach – lightly sautee some spinach in the pan with a little olive oil before adding the egg mixture.
- Herbs – parsley, thyme, rosemary and dill are all good options to add to your scrambled eggs. Chop up a small handful and use to garnish.
- Avocado – we like to sub in avocado instead of butter on the toast.
- Salsa – simply add some salsa to the top of your eggs once they are cooked. Simple and delicious.