Scrambled eggs may be a common breakfast dish for most people, but that doesn't make them any less delicious. Easy to make, versatile and healthy, there is no limit to the creations a good chef can formulate when whipping up a batch of these eggs.
First master the art of making basic scrambled eggs, and then you can move on to more challenging recipes.
Tasty Scrambled Egg Recipes
This traditional recipe will give you light and fluffy eggs. You'll use the same basic recipe for the breakfast burritos that follow.
Basic Scrambled Eggs
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon or less of fresh ground pepper (optional)
- Add the butter to a non-stick frying pan, and heat it on medium until the butter melts and begins to bubble.
- Break the eggs into a medium size bowl, and add the milk, salt and pepper.
- Whisk the egg mixture until the whites and yolks are completely incorporated into each other and the mix looks creamy.
- Pour the mixture into the hot frying pan, and use a spatula to gently stir the eggs and scrape them from the bottom of the pan.
- Continue cooking until the eggs are fluffy and moist, but not wet. Take care not to cook them dry.
- Remove the eggs from the pan and serve immediately.
- 1 roll of pork sausage.
- 1/2 cup red onions, diced
- 1/2 cup green peppers, diced
- 2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Your favorite salsa or Pico de Gallo
- Package of flour tortillas
- In a large non-stick skillet, brown the sausage and drain well.
- Return the pan to the heat, and add the potatoes, onions and peppers.
- Cook until the potatoes begin to brown and the onions and peppers are tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, break the eggs into a medium size bowl.
- Add the milk, and whip the mixture until it's thoroughly creamy.
- Push the sausage mixture to the edges of the pan to create a hollow in the middle.
- Pour the egg mixture in, and wait 30 seconds before you begin to stir.
- Once the eggs begin to cook, you can stir the sausage mix in with them.
- When the eggs are done cooking, spoon some of the mix into warm flour tortillas.
- Top the mix with a little salsa and a sprinkling of cheese.
- Roll up the tortillas and enjoy.
Spicing Up Your Eggs
The mild flavor of scrambled eggs is easily enhanced by mix-in ingredients. Popular choices include:
- Cheese or cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Vegetables, especially peppers, tomatoes, onions, spinach or mushrooms
- Meats such as bacon, ham or seafood
- Dry or liquid spices like pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, or blended seasonings
- Pasta or grain for added bulk and texture
- Salsa, pesto sauce or chutney
When adding additional ingredients, heat them slightly first to ensure they are fully cooked since eggs cook so quickly.
Tips for Making Great a Great Scramble
You can simply crack an egg into a hot frying pan, stir it quickly, and turn out a basic scramble. However, you'll get much nicer results if you follow these tips.
- Eggs should be cooked thoroughly, although some people prefer softer, moister eggs while others prefer harder eggs that have been cooked longer.
- Scrambled eggs may become rubbery or turn green if over cooked. Adding liquid, typically a tablespoon of milk, helps keep them moist.
- To keep eggs warm without overcooking, remove them from the heat, cover the pan to preserve moisture, and place them over a slightly larger pan of hot water.
- Whip your eggs before cooking. Their color will be more consistent, and they'll have a fluffier texture.
- For healthier scrambled eggs, use egg whites rather than whole eggs since the cholesterol is almost exclusively in the yolk.
With care, simple scrambled eggs can become an intricate dish of widely varied tastes to make any breakfast or brunch a sensational experience. Seek out new recipes and dare to give them a try. You just might find a new favorite.