Want perfectly cooked scrambled eggs? Here is my no-fail recipe. I like mine soft, fluffy, and moist, versus dry and overcooked. However, if you prefer a firmer egg, go ahead, cook the crap out of them! Ha ha. No, do try them soft and fluffy ~ at least once ~ as the longer they are cooked, the more the beneficial antioxidants in the yolk are cooked out of them. I think one time and you'll be sold!
I also have what I have dubbed my French Scrambled Eggs recipe variation, and of course, fun sides to have with your eggs. Yes, there is bacon, but I have some veggies and sausage too!
What is my secret to cooking scrambled eggs perfectly every time?
The first is perhaps a surprise. I add a splash of cool water.
The next secret? Patience! Cook them low and slow! Preferably in butter!
To the above basic scrambled eggs recipe, add:
You can just add cottage cheese to the eggs, and skip the scallion and garlic if desired. Cottage cheese (and goat cheese) are the bomb in scrambled eggs! Feta cheese could be used as well.
If desired, add a splash of half and half or heavy cream to the eggs in addition to or in lieu of the splash of water, but I think they are fine without that added fat. Save it for your coffee.
Add any other vegetables you like, such as zucchini, mushrooms, or your favorite greens, like spinach.
I have read sales pitches promoting paleo breakfast cookbooks, with the author waxing poetic about (his or her) long, intense search for something to eat for breakfast that is grain-free, besides eggs. It was a very dramatic sales pitch, requiring months of recipe testing, and the whole nine yards. All that research is to help you realize why their particular book is worth so much more than the special deal they are offering you, for a limited time only of course.
I have eaten eggs in some form almost daily for over 5 months, and have yet to tire. They are truly a super food, full of choline, and many important health benefits. They improve satiety, and are so darn versatile!
Change up what you have with your eggs if you want variety....or cook them a little differently every now and then. These pictures show the endless ways to enjoy your eggs...scrambled! That doesn't even include having them fried, poached, baked, made into an omelette, or frittata style, as some of the pictures below indicate.
They are the perfect choice for low-carb diets, however for those choosing to eat a more vegetarian diet, I highly recommend including eggs for more balanced nutritional benefits.
But wait, there are more ways to enjoy your eggs! Fried eggs are equally awesome ~ especially topped with tomatoes, crushed and fried alongside the eggs, and/or with some parsley or basil pesto.