Fluffy scrambled eggs for a quick breakfast are one of the best ways to start the day. Learn how to make good, scrambled eggs using our easy basic recipe.
Why make Basic Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast? Eggs are one of the best food nutritional values to start off the day. You can read more on why we think eggs should be included in a healthy diet. Eggs are The Perfect Food
Basic Scrambled Egg Recipe
Equipment Needed –
- Nonstick Skillet – heavy bottom skillet is ideal
- Medium Sized Bowl
Ingredients Needed to Make Basic Scrambled Eggs:
- Large Fresh Eggs – Organic eggs are the best
- Butter – we use and love salted butter
- Milk – regular milk works well. To change things up you can also use a little bit of heavy cream.
- Salt & Pepper
Eggs: Know Your Eggs and Buy The Best Possible Eggs for the Money. Not sure about what eggs to buy that are healthy and safe to eat? It is important to your health to choose the right eggs. Find a brand that you like and trust and stick with it.
Butter: If there is one ingredient that makes everything cook a little better and definitely taste better, it would have to be real butter!
We do love our butter here at DinnerPlanner and have weathered through some bad butter raps, but a little butter goes a long way and if eaten in moderation, there is nothing wrong with real butter. Salt vs. unsalted? We love using salted butter as it adds just a bit yummier flavor to the scrambled eggs. If you want to lower your sodium intake, then always choose unsalted butter to be on the safe side.
Organic butter is even better if you can find it, and it seems like it’s getting easier and easier to find good organic foods. If you have a hard time finding organic butter and cream, try Trader Joes.
How to Make Basic Scrambled Eggs
Learning how to cook a basic scrambled egg recipe is a must for a beginner cook. Small steps open the door to bigger steps once you get the confidence.
Step 1. Crack 6 eggs into a medium bowl.
Step 2. Add the milk and lightly salt & pepper the eggs.
Step 3. Whisk eggs gently with a fork until well blended. The yellow color should be uniform, and some large bubbles will appear. Do not over whisk the eggs.
Step 4. Fold in 2 tablespoon of butter that has been cut into small pieces.
Step 5. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
Step 6. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and let cook for about 1 full minute or until the eggs just start to firm up.
Step 7. Once the eggs start to get a little firm, gently stir as they cook. Use your spatula to flip over sections of the eggs.
Step 8. Keep flipping and cutting the eggs until the eggs are well cooked and slightly firm. Do not overcook.
Can Milk Be Substituted for the Butter added to the Eggs?
Yes, you can add about 3 tablespoons of additional milk instead of the butter. Follow the rest of the instructions. Try both ways and see which way you prefer.
What is the Best Skillet to Buy for Scrambled Eggs?
We are partial to All Clad skillets and think they are the best value. Here is a great choice for an 8″ Skillet. https://amzn.to/3tHmE4H
Note: It definitely helps to have a decent skillet when cooking eggs. On a cheaper skillet the coating can wear off and leave your eggs a sticky mess. Always gently hand wash your egg skillet for the best long-lasting performance.
Learn how to make a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs
- 6 large Eggs Use Fresh Organic Eggs if Possible
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon Milk
- Salt & Black Pepper
Crack 6 eggs into a medium bowl.
Add the milk and lightly Salt & Pepper the eggs.
Whisk eggs gently with a fork until well blended.
Fold in 2 tablespoon of butter that has been cut into small pieces.
Heat the skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan and let cook for about 1 full minute or until the eggs start to firm up.
Once the eggs start to get a little firm, use your spatula to flip over sections of the eggs.
Keep flipping and cutting the eggs until the eggs are well cooked and slightly firm.
How To Make Basic Scrambled Eggs for One
Use 2-3 large eggs and 1/2 tablespoon of butter and just a splash of milk. Using your fork, lightly whip the eggs. Add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to hot skillet; add the egg mixture and let eggs cook for about 30 seconds. Once the eggs start to firm, gently stir using a spatula. Eggs should be scrambled and cooked in about 30 seconds.
Simple Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burritos
There are so many ways to serve scrambled eggs, but one of our favorite ways is to make a warm and yummy breakfast burrito.
- Basic Scrambled Eggs
- Cooked Breakfast Sausage
- Shredded Yellow or White Cheddar Cheese
We love our breakfast burritos for mornings when we have time for a delicious breakfast. Breakfast burritos also freeze very well so don’t be afraid to make extra for those hectic mornings when you don’t have time for breakfast.
How to Make a Breakfast Burrito: Cook your breakfast sausage according to package directions. Spread out your tortillas on a long cookie sheet. Place equal amounts of of sausage, scrambled eggs and shredded cheese on each tortilla. Broil until the cheese is melted. Roll up into a burrito and enjoy!
What to Serve with Your Basic Scrambled Eggs:
Bowl of Fresh Fruit
Yummy Maple Brown Sugar Bacon
Hot & Buttered English Muffins
Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties
Hash Brown Potatoes
What Could You Add to Scrambled Eggs?
- Shredded Cheese
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Fresh Herbs
- Sour Cream
- Tuna Fish – see our Tuna Scrambled Egg Recipe
- Smoked Salmon
- Chopped Salami
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How to Cook Sunny Side Up Eggs
Eggs in the Nest
How to Make Dippy Eggs -The famous Pittsburgh “Dippy Eggs”
Why we love scrambled eggs
Scrambled eggs are a beloved dish for many reasons, including:
Versatility: Scrambled eggs can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be seasoned or topped with a variety of ingredients to suit different tastes.
Quick and easy: Scrambled eggs are one of the quickest and easiest dishes to prepare, making them a convenient choice for busy mornings or nights when you don’t have much time to cook.
Nutritious: Eggs are a nutrient-rich food that are high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Comforting: Scrambled eggs are often associated with comfort and home, and can evoke feelings of warmth and nostalgia.
Customizable: From the seasoning to the accompaniments, there are many ways to customize scrambled eggs to suit your personal taste preferences.
Affordable: Eggs are a relatively inexpensive food, making scrambled eggs a budget-friendly dish that can feed a family without breaking the bank.
Familiar: Scrambled eggs are a classic dish that have been enjoyed for generations, and many people grew up eating them, which makes them a familiar and comforting choice.
What are your reasons for loving scrambled eggs?