Friday, October 17, 2008

Hot to: Make Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Note: My Mom makes the best scrambled eggs there are. Light, fluffy, and delicious. When I first got married I tried and tried, but no matter what I could not figure out how to make eggs like Mom. I still can't make them as perfect as my Mom. Let's face it. I am not Mom so they won't taste like hers, but I am getting better. After 18 years of cooking, here is my "Pretty Close to Mom's Scrambled Eggs" .

Pretty Close to Mom's Scrambled Eggs

4-5 eggs (for 1- 2 people)
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper (to taste)

I take my eggs out of the refrigerator and place them on the counter while I am making my morning coffee. That way they can warm up before I actually start cooking with them. You can always warm them up by putting them in a bowl of warm water. Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk them together. Add milk, salt and pepper.

Put a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Once warm, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and spread out in pan. Don't let pan get so warm that the butter starts to burn. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Don't stir! Wait a few seconds to let it start to set before you start stirring. Lower the heat a little and run your spatula around the outside edges. Allow egg mixture to run underneath edges. When the eggs start to set, stir to distribute the mixture. (If you want, now is the point to cheese.) When the eggs are cooked, but still moist transfer to warm plates. Serve immediately.


From the Doghouse said...

OK, now I'm hungry.

Carrie said...

The secret is the lower heat!! I make my eggs almost exactly like this, but I start out with lower heat, just a tick below medium.

I make eggs pretty much every morning!! So any new ideas for scrambles or egg dishes are always appreciated! We're doing very low carb stuff right now.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love to see how others make their eggs. Mine are pretty fluffy too because I always take them off the heat before they're done. I heard cream cheese is a nice addition but haven't done it yet! Have a great weekend.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I've got to ask...
I always heard that if you add salt to eggs before they are cooked they turn out tough. Your recipe calls for the salt prior to cooking. I'm NO expert and I've never made it with salt, but what's your take on this?

Deanna said...

Suzann - I've never heard that, but my Mom always salts and peppers hers so that is the way I do mine. I can't imagine the eggs being any fluffier.