Cooking the Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Sometimes the simplest of dishes can be the hardest to get just right. People are familiar with them and know how they should taste, so if they’re anything but perfect, it shows. Make sure your scrambled eggs never go wrong by following these simple steps:
- Heat a generous amount of butter and a splash of oil over a gentle heat in a non-stick saucepan. Be careful not to heat too high or for too long, or it will burn. Oil is important for heat, butter is important for flavour.
- Whisk the eggs together with a small splash of milk. It won’t matter what kind of milk you use – this is more for texture. The majority of flavour comes from the butter.
- Pour the eggs into the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir continuously over a low heat. This part it important – the eggs need to be stirred in order to cook evenly. This process will take about five minutes.
- For deliciously creamy scrambled eggs, add in a touch of cream or crème fraîche just before the eggs are cooked.
- Serve piping hot, and just before the eggs have fully cooked as they’ll continue to set a little once removed from the heat.
It is also possible to cook scrambled eggs in the microwave, but the results tend not to be as good. Cooking on the hob takes little time and effort, and it will ensure that you’re able to cook better food.