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The Simplistic Complexity of Scrambled Eggs

Up your scrambled eggs game with these simple steps. You’ll be a hero amongst friends and family.

Scrambled eggs are one of those things we take for granted, and, as a result, are often considered a side dish—a simple afterthought to add protein to your breakfast.

On the flip side, they are commonly used to test prospective chefs simply because making outstanding ones is a bit of a forgotten art form. Difficult it is not, but the steps to make a fluffy scramble are, for the lack of a better word, unusual. Give this “recipe” a try—it is inspired by a long-lost Gordon Ramsay video—to elevate your scrambled egg game.

The Recipe

This is hardly a recipe as much as a set of very basic steps. In addition to the eggs, you’ll need butter, salt, pepper, cream, and optionally green onions.

  • Crack whatever amount of eggs you want to scramble into a bowl. Don’t stir.
  • Warm a pan on high heat and toss in a generous dollop of butter.
  • After the butter melts, pour in the eggs and whisk vigorously for fifteen seconds.
  • Remove from heat for fifteen seconds and keep stirring.
  • Put back on the stove while stirring, and repeat the process until the eggs are just about to turn dry.
  • Pour eggs into a bowl and mix in enough cream, salt, and pepper to give the eggs a fluffy texture. Alternatively, you can use crème fraîche or sour cream.
  • Optionally, top with chopped green onions.
Eggs on a plate
Sure, they’re not pretty, but they hold a high standard.