Scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast dish that is easy to make and can be customized to suit a variety of preferences. Whether you like your scrambled eggs soft and fluffy or firm and crispy, follow these simple steps and you'll have a delicious meal in no time.
1. Crack the Eggs into a Bowl
To start making scrambled eggs, crack the number of eggs you want to use into a mixing bowl. For a serving size of two, use three large eggs. If you’re making scrambled eggs for a larger group, add an additional egg per person. Make sure no shell fragments fall into the bowl.
2. Whisk the Eggs
Using a whisk or a fork, whisk the eggs thoroughly until they are well-beaten. If you like your eggs light and fluffy, keep whisking until there are no visible egg whites, and the mixture is light and frothy.
3. Add Salt and Pepper
Add a pinch of salt and black pepper to the eggs and mix well. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also add other seasoning such as oregano, garlic powder, or cayenne pepper to enhance the flavor.
4. Heat the Pan
Put a non-stick skillet over medium heat and allow it to heat up for a few seconds. It’s best to use a non-stick pan to avoid the eggs sticking to the surface. If you don't have one, add some butter or oil to the pan.
5. Add Butter or Oil
Add a small amount of butter or oil to the skillet, waiting until it melts or heats through before adding the eggs. If using butter, make sure you use unsalted butter. Salted butter can make the eggs taste too salty.
6. Pour the Eggs Into the Skillet
Once the butter or oil has melted, pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Use a spatula to spread the eggs out evenly along the bottom of the pan.
7. Stir Constantly
As soon as the eggs begin to set around the edges of the pan, use a spatula to draw it from the edges into the center, letting the liquid egg mixture fill in the gaps. Repeat this process a few times until there is no more liquid egg left.
8. Remove from Heat
Remove the skillet from the heat just before the eggs are fully cooked, as they will continue to cook even off the heat. The perfect scrambled eggs are slightly firm, but still moist and fluffy.
9. Serve Immediately
Once the scrambled eggs are cooked, transfer them to a plate immediately to avoid overcooking. Serve with your favorite sides such as toast, bacon, or hash browns.
Tips for Making Perfect Scrambled Eggs
- Use a non-stick skillet or add butter or oil to avoid eggs sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Use a fork or whisk to beat eggs thoroughly before cooking.
- Add a pinch of salt and black pepper to enhance the flavor.
- Whisk the eggs until they are frothy to make them light and fluffy.
- Cook eggs over medium heat, stirring constantly until they are set.
- Remove from heat when the eggs are slightly firm but still moist and fluffy.
The Bottom Line
Scrambled eggs are an easy and quick dish that can be enjoyed any time of day. Whether you're making breakfast for one or feeding a crowd, following these simple steps will ensure that you get perfectly cooked and delicious scrambled eggs every time.