How to Make Scrambled Eggs

2 servings
15 min

Last Updated on June 5, 2022 by

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How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Fluffy scrambled eggs are almost an art form. It takes just the right egg mixture to make the best scrambled eggs. Keep reading to learn what makes the best egg recipe.

Here are a few tips to make one of my favorite easy recipes ever. Enjoy it any time of day for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Remember to plan for two eggs per person. For the best quality eggs, look for some at a local farm stand or farmer’s market in your area. The eggs should have bright yellow yolks.

There are lots of different ways to make this recipe. Scrambling eggs is very simple. It’s what you do to the cooked eggs after that makes them unique.

This recipe gets 5 stars. If you want to make egg bites, check this out.

Equipment needed to make the best scrambled eggs

  • Medium bowl
  • Small skillet (nonstick skillet is easiest)
  • Whisk or spatula
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper

Should you put milk in scrambled eggs?

The classic scrambled eggs recipe uses milk, but I find that adding water makes them lighter and fluffier. Just make sure to use cold water so your eggs don’t start cooking as soon as it hits the pan.

If you want creamier eggs, then you should add milk, heavy cream, or even sour cream to make them extra creamy. This is how I make the best eggs.

What should I put in the egg mixture?

In my opinion, the secret to making great scrambled eggs is in the egg mixture.

I add a little bit of whole milk, heavy cream, or half-n-half. Then I add a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper.

Whisk it all together until the mixture is well combined. Add fresh chopped herbs at this time if you’ll be using them.

How to make scrambled eggs without milk

If you are looking for a dairy-free option, you can use water instead of milk. Just make sure to add a little bit of fat to the pan so your eggs don’t stick or dry out.

You could also use olive oil, coconut oil, or butter. For creamy scrambled eggs, be sure to add dairy of some sort.

If you want to make egg bites, check this out.

The best cheese for the perfect scrambled eggs

I prefer to use shredded cheddar cheese in my eggs. You can use any type of cheese that you like. Just make sure to shred it yourself for the best results.

For a different taste, you can try goat cheese instead.

To make the best scrambled eggs, add the cheese at the end of the cooking time. I sprinkle it over the soft curds right before I serve them.

Remember to serve immediately.

Best herbs for scrambled eggs

I love adding fresh herbs to my eggs.

My favorites are chives, oregano, and basil. But you could also try rosemary, thyme, or sage.

I add them at the same time I add salt and pepper.

What kind of pan should I use to make scrambled eggs?

I prefer using a nonstick pan for making scrambled eggs. You can use whatever type of pan you have on hand, but a non-stick skillet will help to prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze.

What do I use to scramble eggs?

I like to use a rubber spatula to scramble my eggs. A silicone spatula will work as well and it’s easier to clean. You can also use a whisk if you prefer.

If you want to make egg bites, check this out.

How to make scrambled eggs in a skillet

Once you have your pan heated, add a little butter. You can also use olive oil or cooking spray if you prefer.

Pour the egg mixture into the nonstick skillet. Use a rubber spatula to push the eggs around in the pan, making sure all of the uncooked eggs touch the skillet. Add black pepper and salt.

Cook the eggs until they are firm and no longer runny. This will take a few minutes.

I find it’s easiest to cook in a skillet over medium heat or even medium low heat. If you use a hot skillet, they may burn or cook unevenly.

How do you scramble eggs step by step?

1. Use fresh eggs if possible. If you can’t get farm fresh eggs, use the next best option.

2. Whip the eggs until the whites and yolks combine for a streak-free scramble.

3. Cook them on medium-low to low. You might even have to toggle back and forth to find just the right heat. But better too low than too high. High heat will make for dryer, tougher proteins and lower heat will make for a super soft custardy scramble. Know that, and adjust as you like it best.

4. Use butter for the eggs. You could use oil, but butter’s moisture helps keep these eggs luscious.

5. Use a rubber spatula to move the eggs around in the pan, folding them over on themselves until they’re cooked to your liking.

6. Don’t overdo it. Scrambled eggs are best when they’re soft and creamy, so take them off the heat while they’re still moist looking. They’ll continue to cook a bit after you remove them from the skillet.

7. Add-ins are always welcome: think cheese, diced ham, crumbled bacon, sautéed veggies, fresh chives, or chopped herbs. But know that you don’t need any of those things to make great eggs.

How to make scrambled eggs in an Instant Pot

If you want to make scrambled eggs in an Instant Pot, the best way to do it is by using the “manual” or “pressure cook” function.

Simply add your eggs and desired amount of milk (I like to use 1/4 cup) to the pot and stir well. Then secure the lid and set the valve to “sealing.”

Cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Once the cook time is up, do a quick release of the pressure.

Stir in some shredded cheese (I like cheddar), salt and pepper to taste, and any other desired toppings (bacon, diced ham, sautéed veggies, etc.

The result is perfect eggs in just a minute or two.

How do I know when the scrambled eggs are done?

They are done when they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. I like mine on the softer side, so I take them off the heat when there are still a few wet pieces.

If you like your eggs firmer, cook them until they are dry throughout.

Serve eggs immediately.

What do I serve with fluffy scrambled eggs?

The possibilities are endless! They go great with toast, breakfast potatoes, bacon, ham, sausage, and fruit.

You can also add cheese, fresh chives, diced onions or peppers, and other herbs and spices to the eggs while they are cooking. Get creative and enjoy!

How can I make scrambled eggs a larger meal?

Start with your basic scrambled eggs recipe. There are lots of ways to serve eggs to feed a hungry crowd.

Try adding some diced ham, crumbled bacon, or shredded cheese to the eggs while they are cooking.

For a vegetarian option, add sautéed veggies like peppers, onions, and mushrooms to the eggs.

Serve the eggs with a side of breakfast potatoes or fresh fruit and you have a complete meal.

You can make an English muffin, toasted bagel, blueberry muffins, or your favorite homemade bread. Many people enjoy eggs with a side of sausage, ham, or bacon.

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How to Make Scrambled Eggs
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  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • fresh herbs
  • kosher salt & black pepper
  • optional ingredients: cheese, vegetables, and meat

Once you have your pan heated, add a little butter. You can also use olive oil or cooking spray if you prefer.
Pour the egg mixture into the nonstick skillet. Use a rubber spatula to push the eggs around in the pan, making sure all of the uncooked eggs touch the skillet. Add black pepper and salt.
Cook the eggs until they are firm and no longer runny. This will take a few minutes.
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  • Joyce Stranglen Joyce Stranglen on Jun 13, 2022

    How many eggs? How much cream? Mix with a fork or a mixer? How hot should the pan be?

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    • MaryAnn MaryAnn on Jun 21, 2022

      The standard restaurant serving is 2 or 3 large eggs per person. Get out the eggs you need crack them in a cup, then pour into a bowl. I like to scramble the eggs 1st. Then add the cream about 1 Tbspn per egg, or a drop or two extra. Whisk the cream into the eggs until fully combined. If you’re adding vegetables, cook them first, then drain well and set aside on paper towel. The same with any raw meats. Choose a skillet that will comfortably hold your amount of eggs, use a paper towel with a teaspoon of your preferred cooking oil or butter rub it all over your nonstick skillet,( more if it’s not nonstick). Once the pan is hot, reduced to medium heat. Add the egg mixture, stir gently with a spatula in a folding manner so liquid egg drops to the skillet. Be gentle or the eggs will toughen. As cooked clumps begin to form, fold in the vegetables until they are mixed gently throughout the eggs. Just before the eggs are finished, sprinkle your cheese all over the top. Use as much or little of any cheeses you like or a cheese mixture.Shut off the heat and cover the eggs. The residual burner heat will finish the eggs and melt the cheese. Remove the cover sprinkle with fresh or dried parsley and/or paprika. I add other herbs to the egg mixture with the vegetables. I leave salt and pepper to the individual dinner at table as I am on a low sodium diet. My favorite vegetables are finely chopped or minced onions, colorful bell peppers, mushrooms and a touch of garlic. But any vegetables or herbs you like can be used, the more the better in my book, just don’t overwhelm the eggs. Or just your favorite green herbs. I might add cooked and minced Turkey bacon or Lower Sodium Ham, but add any meat you like or cooked leftovers from the fridge chopped small. I lik low fat Swiss chess, grated Italian cheeses, or crumbled feta, but you can use any cheese you like, as much or as little as you like. Or you can opt for perfectly plain scrambled eggs. You can make soft scrambled eggs that are silky and smooth rather elegant. Or you can choose scrambled hard, which defeats the purpose of using heavy cream, they will be grainy and tough, eggs you have to chew to swallow. I like the soft, myself. Service with perfect toast or for the hearty eaters. Make skillet breakfast potatoes, cooked cubed or sliced, cooked potatoes with sliced or chopped onions, minced garlic(opt) and sliced or chopped bell peppers(opt too) and your favorite herbs and spices, Toss and stir until everything is well browned. Another sided would be corned or roast beef hash cooked until crispy. I hope this has been helpful to you and anyone else who isn’t well versed in creating a full breakfast, or the art of making scramble eggs.❤️🙃❤️

  • SCOTT GLANN SCOTT GLANN on Jun 19, 2022

    What’s so fluffy about this recipe?