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My Favorite Scrambled Eggs

October 28, 2009

Eggs

These eggs aren’t the only thing that’s scrambled.

My brains…. also pretty scrambled right now.

As far as I see it, there are two solutions to the scrambled brain mess that I’ve got going on inside my head right now: a whole weekend worth of sleep or a bag of fun size Snickers bars.

Aaaand Snickers it is… but first, let me show you what I eat morning, noon and night:  scrambled eggs.

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Are you picky about how you cook your eggs?  Maybe a little?  That’s no crime… everyone likes their eggs a different way.  I’m more of a dry scramble kind of girl.  Here’s my step-by-step guide to eggs for one.

Start with good quality eggs.  Fresh medium or large eggs from the farmer’s market are mighty fine.

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 Break three eggs into a bowl.

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Beat eggs lightly with a fork.

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Melt just over a tablespoon of butter in a pan over low heat.  Add eggs and stir eggs immediately and constantly with a wooden spoon.

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It may take 3 to 4 minutes for the eggs to become just set but still creamy.  At this point add a scant tablespoon of heavy cream,  a small pat of butter and a generous pinch of salt.  Continue to stir.

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When eggs are scrambled to your liking, remove from the pan, top with a touch more salt and fresh ground pepper, and serve with buttered toast.  I garnished my eggs with nasturtium petals (they’re pretty), but chives are also lovely.

((Yes… I just wrote a post about scrambled eggs.  That just happened.))


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  • when it comes to eggs, soft-boiled & scrambled i am particularly fussy about (also potato salad & bread-based stuffing). mmmm-love the recipe, will have this for supper!!!

  • You so totally made me think of home, my mom, and eating yummy things…this was so much more than a post just about scrambled eggs…thanks.

  • I, too, am a lover of dry scrambled eggs, to the point that I actually like them a bit brown on the edges – no lightly cooked eggs for me!

    Say what you will regarding a post about scrambled eggs, but I just learned something new. I never knew that you could add your liquids to the pan when the eggs are almost done cooking. I’ve always added them when scrambling them. I am gonna have to try this!

  • mmmm….sounds so good. I hadn’t thought about adding cream at the end. I like mine with cheese too!!

  • Sometimes its the simply things in life that really make us happy. Scrambled eggs are one of them! You are making want some right now, but I already ate my breakfast!

  • Scrambled eggs are my GO TO for a quick supper when I am in a pinch for time.. or feeling no idea for supper! Add a meat and you can have a meal quick.. homemade biscuits don’t hurt either !!

  • I like adding herbs to mine, and I usually add milk and the herbs before pouring the eggs into the pan. Great on a slice of homemade brown bread!

  • If ate scrambled eggs each time my head was in a scramble, that is really all I would ever eat, seriously. I have never made mine with heavy cream, I feel like that might be the secret I had missed out on.

  • Just before they’re done, try adding a touch of cream cheese. Oh…yum.

  • I am very pick about my scrambled eggs! I have never tried them with heavy cream. It sounds great.

  • I also like dry scrambled eggs… the soggy type really grosses me out!!!!

  • Scrambled eggs may seem simple to make, but some people make them really pathetically. Yours looks very good. I’ve never heard of adding cream to eggs. I just use milk. Now after seeing this, I’d love to try it with cream. And I’ve never seen eggs garnished with petals before. That’s too cute :)

  • i like mine with cheese..

  • Andrea Marambio October 28, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Loooooooove scrambled eggs, it´s my favourite comfort food, eaten with well toasted, buttered sour-dough bread. I heat up some sunflower-oil in a pan and add maldon salt and a pinch of cayenne, crack two eggs directly into the pan and stir with a wooden spoon until they are just right:)

  • I absolutely love scrambled eggs!! Best with a bagel and smoked salmon. Although poached eggs are up there too. I can’t make my mind up!

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