This is the best recipe for the tastiest and fluffy scrambled eggs. We’re using a couple of key secret ingredients to make these creamy, light, airy eggs really come to life.
Any great chef will tell you that if you can make a perfect plate of scrambled eggs, you can make anything. There’s a bit of technique and finesse required to make scrambled eggs come out just right.
How To Make Perfectly Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
- First, crack your eggs into a small bowl, whisking vigorously for one minute.
- Next, melt your butter over low heat in a nonstick skillet. Wait until it begins to foam up.
- Then add your eggs. Whisk the top of your eggs nice and vigorously until the top is very foamy once again. Be sure not to touch the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and whisk again.
- Allow the bottom of the eggs set for 4-5 seconds. Using a silicone spatula, fold and stir the eggs from the edge of the pan into the middle. Continue to do this for 30 seconds.
- It will only take about thirty seconds for your eggs to be mostly set, at which point you must remove the pan from the heat. The residual heat in your pan will continue cooking your eggs at this point. Now, gently fold your eggs over so that any remaining wet spots touch the pan to finish setting.
If you like, you can use your spatula to create “slices” resembling scrambled eggs.
A simple seasoning of salt and pepper should be enough.
Do You Add Milk to Scrambled Eggs?
Ultimately, this is a personal preference, but we say no. Adding milk to your scrambled eggs will only serve to water them down, diluting the flavor. Originally, adding milk to scrambled eggs was a way of stretching them out, allowing you to serve more people using fewer eggs.
If you like creamier eggs, a half tablespoon of heavy cream, sour cream, or cream cheese per egg will help give your eggs a nice creamy texture.
Use the Right Size Skillet
It’s critical that your pan is the right size for the job. You want an eight-inch skillet for two scrambled eggs, which is the amount that we recommend making per person.
You’ll want a great nonstick skillet in your cooking arsenal, so it’s worth investing in a high quality one so you can have great breakfasts for years to come.
Wait Until The Buttter Foams
Scrambled eggs, as you can see, is all about perfect timing. One of these timing cues is foaming butter.
You’ll want to allow your butter to warm up over low heat until it foams up. Once the butter foams, it’s time to add the eggs. If your butter has barely melted, the eggs will absorb the liquid butter rather than cooking in it.
Foaming butter indicates that some of the water present in the butter is starting to evaporate out, giving you a more concentrated flavor.
Some people prefer to use a combination of oil and butter, or go without butter altogether and just go with oil. We prefer simply using butter by itself. If you are using oil, wait until the oil begins to shimmer before adding your eggs to the skillet.
Whisking = Fluffiness
Whisking your eggs is a really important step if you want them to be nice and fluffy.
Be sure to vigorously whisk your eggs before adding them to the pan and once they’re in the pan. You want eggs that are nice and foamy on top. The foam means little air pockets are forming in the eggs as they set. Air means fluffiness, and more aerated eggs will have a fluffier texture.
We encourage you to use a fork when whisking, as this gives you more control. This is the same for the whisking stage in the pan, where you don’t want to scrape your eggs from the bottom of the pan while whisking. Keep the whisking on the surface.
Cook Slowly Over Low Heat
We love cooking eggs over low heat. The lower heat allows the eggs to cook at an even rate, keeping them soft. Cooking the eggs at higher heat, or for too long, will make them harden up and become rubbery.
Always allow your cheese to reach room temperature before adding to your scrambled eggs. Cold cheese will cause the eggs to cook unevenly.
Shred your cheese from a block. Pre-shredded cheeses don’t melt as easily and don’t taste as good.
We recommend creamy cheeses like Mozzarella, Muenster, Provolone, American, Cheddar, Gouda, Gruyere, Goat Cheese, Monterey Jack.
Handle The Eggs Minimally
You don’t want to overwork your eggs. Handling them minimally and as gently as you can keeps your air pockets intact. This enhances the eggs’ fluffy texture.
As the eggs are cooking, you’ll want to run your soft silicone spatula from the edge of the pan, right into the middle. Rotate your pan so the uncooked eggs slide onto the hot, clean surface you created with the spatula. You’ll want to repeat this technique to allow the eggs to set.
Don’t Add Salt Until the End
Salt extracts moisture from the moment it’s in contact with your food. When it comes to scrambled eggs, wait until the end of your cooking time to season them, ensuring that your eggs do not become watery.
What to Serve with Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
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