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How to Cook Scrambled Eggs

Soft, fluffy, and full of nutrients- what’s not to love about scrambled eggs? Learn how to cook scrambled eggs with just a few steps.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Eggs: I use large, fresh eggs.
  • Water: Cold eater is the secret ingredient for light and fluffy eggs every time; I use 1 tablespoon for every two eggs I cook.
  • Avocado Oil: Oil prevents the eggs from sticking to the pan.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt on eggs go a long way in terms of flavor.

HOW DO YOU MAKE SCRAMBLED EGGS TASTE BETTER?

  • Garnish with chopped scallions, dill, or chives.
  • Turn them into a breakfast burrito.
  • Cook the eggs with cheese.
  • Add greens like spinach, arugula, or kale.
  • Cook the eggs with meat like bacon or sausage.
  • Turn them into a breakfast sandwich
  • Mix in chopped vegetables.
  • Top eggs with sliced avocado.
  • Spice them up with pico de gallo or chunky salsa with cilantro and avocado.

HOW TO COOK SCRAMBLED EGGS

Warm a non-stick skillet before adding oil or eggs.

WARM – Warm an empty non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Whisk eggs in a bowl with cold water.

WHISK – While the pan is coming to temperature, crack two eggs into a mixing bowl– discard the shells. Add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk the eggs vigorously until fully incorporated.

Cook the eggs undisturbed for 30 seconds until the edges begin to change.

COOK UNDISTURBED – Reduce the heat and add avocado oil to the pan; warm the oil for one minute, then pour the eggs into the pan. Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed for 30 seconds until edges appear to change.

Move the eggs in a circular motion until you form large curds.

MOVE – Starting in the middle of the pan, make small circular motions using your spatula. Do this until you form large soft curds, then make soft, back and forth motions until all sides of the egg have touched the pan.

Remove the eggs from the pan while they're still glistening.

SERVE – Remove the eggs from heat while they are still glistening, as eggs will continue to cook.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do you add water to scrambled eggs?

Adding water produces steam as the eggs cook, making them fluffier as a result.

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How to Cook Scrambled Eggs

Tressa Jamil
Cooking scrambled eggs isn't complicated, or at least it shouldn't be; learn how to make fluffy scrambled eggs each and every time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • salt, a pinch

Instructions
 

  • Warm an empty non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • While the pan is coming to temperature, crack two eggs into a mixing bowl– discard the shells. Add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk the eggs vigorously until fully incorporated.
  • Reduce the heat and add avocado oil to the pan; warm the oil for one minute, then pour the eggs into the pan. Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed for 30 seconds until edges appear to change.
  • Starting in the middle of the pan, make small circular motions using your spatula. Do this until you form large soft curds, then make soft, back and forth motions until all sides of the egg have touched the pan.
  • Remove the eggs from heat while they are still glistening, as eggs will continue to cook.

Notes

  • Whisk Eggs: Vigorously whisk the eggs before cooking them, and don’t be shy. Whisking creates pockets of air, producing fluffier eggs. 
 
  • Use Low Heat: Warm avocado oil over medium heat, then reduce the heat before adding the eggs; this is important. The quickest way to make dry, overcooked eggs is high heat. 
 
  • Don’t Overcook the Eggs:  Carryover cooking is a thing! Once you’ve formed large soft curds, remove them from heat as they will continue to cook. 
 
  • Nutrition Disclosure: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 Scrambled Eggs
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