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    Scrambled eggs can be a delicious and healthy breakfast item, but only when they are made correctly. Learn how to make light and fluffy scrambled eggs with this perfect tutorial and our best tips.

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    How to Make Scrambled Eggs

    The key to making perfect scrambled eggs starts with using good quality eggs. The type of egg doesn’t matter as much as the age of the eggs. The fresher the eggs are, the better your scrambled eggs will taste. That being said, here are some tips on how to tell if eggs are fresh:

    Fill a mixing bowl or large saucepan 2/3rds full with water. One at a time, place the eggs into the water. If an egg is perfectly fresh, it will fall to the bottom and stay on its side. If it is nearing its expiration date for use, it will stand up in the water. Eggs that are spoiled or unsafe to use will float to the top of the water and should be discarded.

    Now that you have assured that your eggs are fresh, let’s talk about how to scramble eggs.

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    Tips for Making the Best Scrambled Eggs

    1. Crack and whisk in a separate bowl. For a well-whisked egg, crack them in a separate bowl instead of directly in the skillet and whisk them vigorously until the eggs whites and yolks are thoroughly blended. Otherwise, you will end up with a streaky scramble.
    2. Don’t add milk or water. Adding liquid dilutes the flavor of the eggs, creates steam and can result in dry scrambled eggs.
    3. Use quality cookware. To avoid scrambled eggs from sticking to the pan, use non-stick cookware and silicone spatula.
    4. Use butter. It adds some flavor to the eggs without diluting the eggs.
    5. Don’t cook over high heat. When you make scrambled eggs too quickly over high heat, they can become tough and rubbery. Cook scrambled eggs over medium-low heat (for soft & creamy eggs) or medium-high heat (for the most perfectly fluffy scrambled eggs).
    6. Don’t add salt to eggs until they are cooked. Salt draws out moisture, so if you add it in the beginning, it may dry out your eggs.
    7. Movement is important. After the eggs have been placed into the pan, allow them to set slightly around the edges. Then, use a non-stick spatula to gently and slowly push and turn the eggs over as they cook. If you don’t move the eggs around as they cook, your scrambled eggs might brown or overcook.
    8. Allow for carryover cooking. Remove the pan from the heat source while the eggs are still slightly undercooked and glossy looking. The pan will remain hot for a couple more minutes, allowing the eggs to finish cooking off of the heat source. This is known as carryover cooking.

    Do You Have To Add Milk

    No. If you add milk (or water) to the eggs, you will dilute the flavor of the eggs, and it will take a little bit longer to cook them which may result in drier eggs. Not only that, but the addition of milk also makes the eggs rubbery, colorless and less flavorful.

    What To Add To Scrambled Eggs & Favorite Toppings

    You can add to your eggs chives, crumbled bacon and you can also season them with salt, thyme, cumin or paprika. You can also add chorizo and sliced avocado on the side.

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    More Breakfast Recipe Ideas

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    Scrambled Eggs Recipe (Fluffy and Moist)

    Scrambled eggs can be a delicious and healthy breakfast item, but only when they are made correctly. Learn how to make light and fluffy scrambled eggs with this perfect tutorial and our best tips.
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cook Time 2 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 182kcal



    • Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Crack eggs in a small mixing bowl. Whisk them with a whisk or a fork until blended.
    • Pour eggs in the skillet when it is hot. Gently fold and push the eggs across the pan, forming large soft curds. Continue pulling and folding eggs until there is no visible liquid. Remove the pan from the heat source while the eggs are still glossy looking. You don't want to overcook the scrambled eggs, or you might end up with tough and rubbery eggs.
    • Serve while still warm. Season with salt, black pepper, cumin or paprika. Top with your favorie toppings.


    Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine International
    Keyword Easy, Healthy, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Scrambled Eggs, Whole30
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    Lark Mason

    5 stars
    Thanks for the tip on waiting to salt the eggs until the end & not adding liquid. Otherwise, it’s how I make my scrambled eggs. I take them off the heat while still slightly glossy & moist, then top with shredded cheddar cheese. Cover with a lid for 2 minutes & you’ve got
    Nana’s Perfect Cheesy Eggs! My grandsons & my daughter) love them!

    Marie-Charlotte Chatelain

    5 stars
    I love scrambled eggs! Your tips are awesome and I will try not salting them before cooking them! Such a neat hack!


    5 stars
    Scrambled eggs might sound like an easy thing to make – but I for one really appreciate this post and your tips! Will try them all, and I am sure my scrambling will improve a lot. Especially not adding salt, didn’t think about that before but it makes sense!

    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    5 stars
    Scrambled eggs are one of my favourite ways to start the day and these look so good – my mouth is watering!


    5 stars
    Such a great recipe with such helpful tips! No more dry or undercooked scrambled eggs!


    5 stars
    Absolutely gorgeous! I love fluffy eggs and these strategies are perfect!


    5 stars
    I add some grated cheese and chopped chives or grated raw onion. Pile it up on toast and enjoy

    Adam Högel

    I’m sure that these scrambled eggs are great but not too burst your bubble or anything, just Google “Gordon Ramsey scrambled eggs”. I will not even bother make these cause well just try his recipe and you will probably change yours.

      If you like super creamy, mushy eggs with no curds, then probably his recipe is great. I am not planning to change my recipe because well this is the best way to make really fluffy, light and flavorful scrambled eggs. 🙂 Let me know how you like them if you give them a try.

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