How to Make Perfect Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are one of those menu options that everyone tends to take for granted – until they are asked to prepare it. However, this is in fact one of the quickest and easiest meals to whip up, regardless of whether you are cooking for 2 or a horde of hungry teenagers.
Eggs are delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Below are some handy tips to help ensure that your scrambled eggs turn out perfectly every time.
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#1 – Gather the Eggs
The amount of eggs you will need will depend on how many people you are going to be catering for and the size of the eggs you are going to be using. If your eggs are medium or large, allow for 2 to 3 eggs per person. However, if you are using extra-large, jumbo or super jumbo sized eggs, 1 to 2 eggs per person will usually suffice, especially if they are being served with toast, fruit or other dishes.
#2 – Crack Eggs into a Jug or Measuring Cup
Have 2 smaller cups and a large measuring jug on hand when cracking your eggs, as this will save you from having to throw away a few good eggs if you happen to come across a bad one. Crack each egg into one of the cups so that you can determine if it is fresh or not. Afterwards, transfer it into the large jug and repeat with your other eggs. If you happen to come across 1 bad egg, it can be kept in the smaller cup until you discard it. Once all the eggs are in the jug, they can be beaten or whisked to combine them.
#3 – Pre-heat a Frying Pan
Add a little butter, margarine, olive oil or any other oil that you usually cook with and pre-heat your frying pan – low to medium heat will do. Allow the butter to melt slowly or the oil to warm and then pour the egg mixture from the jug into the frying pan. Be sure to stir the eggs slowly with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, as this will ensure that you are able to reach all the edges of the pan and cook the egg evenly throughout.
#4 – Remove before Thoroughly Cooked
Scrambled eggs will continue cooking for a short while in the pan after turning off the stove heat, so it is important to remove them from the stovetop while they are still a little runny. This will prevent them from being overcooked, turning brown and becoming too dry or powdery to enjoy.
When served with lightly buttered bread or toast, scrambled eggs can in fact be a complete – and extremely affordable meal. If you’d like a little something different, they can be cooked with pieces of chopped bacon, peppers, chives or finely chopped herbs of your choice. However, if you’re looking at creating a really delectable treat, consider adding 1 teaspoon of cream for each egg in your pan and your eggs will turn out more delectable than ever.
Delicious Additions to Scrambled Eggs
- Sauteed Vegetables – Mushrooms, Peppers, Zucchini, Onion – Before adding the eggs, saute chopped fresh vegetables in butter and oil for about 5 minutes or until tender.
- Cream Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Fresh Chives
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Eggs – The Perfect Food