5 Tips for Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Perfect scrambled eggs obviously start with eggs fresh from the chicken coop.

Fresh eggs don't need much fussing with since they are naturally bursting with freshness and flavor.

Often I won't add anything to the eggs at all when I scramble them.

No milk or cream, no salt or pepper even.

And just let the fresh delicious taste of the egg shine all on its own.

But other times I decide to just lightly whisk the eggs with a tiny bit of heavy cream then pour them into a gently sizzling skillet coated with a bit of olive oil or butter.

Then I cook the eggs until they are just set. 

You don't want to overcook them or they'll get dry and chewy, so I turn off the heat almost as soon as I've added the eggs, and just gently fold them with a spatula until they're set but still shiny.

Then I season them with just the teeniest bit of Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, or sometimes I like to add a sprinkle of fresh cut herbs - tarragon, basil and dill are all favorites.

And there you have it.

Perfect scrambled eggs.

For perfect scrambled eggs remember these tips.

1. Cook SLOOOOWLY over low heat.

2. For large curds, gently fold with a spatula. For smaller curds, stir or whisk the whole time they're cooking.

3. Move the cooked eggs from the outside edges toward the middle as they cook.

4. Cook the eggs only until barely set. Just until they're not runny any longer. They should still be shiny. The eggs will continue to cook a bit after you move them to the plate.

5. Don't salt the eggs until they're done cooking or you'll ruin the texture and they'll turn watery and thin.

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  1. That sounds yummy. Eager for the day our little girls start their egg laying.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

  2. They look and sound yummy :)


  3. I could eat the whole thing!! :)

  4. This looks great but I need enough eggs to make it first! I searched your blog for information on how to stop egg eating but didn't find much. I just purchased some hens two days ago and have since noticed they are eating all their eggs! I rescued three today but only because I was standing right there, one still got cracked by a greedy hen who didn't even wait for her sister to get off the nest but went right underneath her to peck at it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Hi. Egg eating is a hard habit to break once they start. Probably why those hens you bought were for sale ! I would actually return them to the seller if I were you. They should never have sold egg eaters.

    The only things I have heard help are doing what you are trying - collect the eggs quickly and replace them with golf balls or wooden or ceramic eggs. Or blow out some of the eggs and fill them with mustard or hot sauce.

    Another thing that can help is putting curtains over the nesting boxes so others can't see the eggs once they have laid them.

    Once they get in the habit tho, its very hard to break them of it. I would guess the seller decided to sell their hens because they couldn't break the problem.

    1. Thanks Lisa, I'm going to see about making a egg catcher nesting box too. Maybe that will help. I can't return them... good neighbors are hard to come by and I really don't think they knew about it as they have so many.

  6. I think I'll try this the next time I make scrambled eggs for hubby. Thanks, Lisa! :o)