How to make scrambled eggs

Scrambled Eggs on Toast

by Maureen on August 29, 2013

We had a lovely day today and it started out with a delightful breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast.  I can hear you asking if this is orgasmic and yes, yes it is.

I used to make scrambled eggs the way most people make scrambled eggs.  I cracked them into a bowl, whisked them up and added a bit of salt and pepper and a splash of water and into a frying pan.

Then Gordon Ramsay came into my life.  Videoly speaking, he came into my life.

 As I watched his video I thought, “this is nuts and it’s different from everything I’ve ever heard.”  He doesn’t use a frying pan.  He doesn’t whisk the eggs first.  He doesn’t add salt and pepper first.  My head was hurting and I couldn’t wait to give this a try.

The next morning I got up, trudged to the kitchen and said, “Would you like some scrambled eggs?  I’m going to try something different.”

“No, thanks, can I have a fried egg?”

I made his egg and went to make my scrambled eggs.  I did it just the way Gordon did in his video and Oh My!  I added the butter and eggs and stirred until nearly cooked and then added salt, pepper, sour cream and chopped fresh chives.  I was in  heaven.

How to make scrambled eggs

“These are wonderful, would you like a bite?”

“Nah, I’m right.” (Australian for no thanks)

“You’re missing something wonderful!”

Fast forward several months to today and John slept in.  I got up and made scrambled eggs on toast – crappy bread, I know – it was in the freezer.  I had watermelon, rock melon and strawberries topped with strawberry yogurt and fresh squeezed orange juice and the most wonderful scrambled eggs.  John came in and I put the plate in front of him as if I didn’t know he didn’t like scrambled eggs.

Remember the commercial that went, “Mikey Likes Them!” ?  Well, that was John.

“These eggs are really good.”

So I know this isn’t a fantastic recipe but if you like scrambled eggs, give this method a try.  You might not like it better but I do.  The eggs come out creamy and delicious.  I’ve tried adding cream at the end and other herbs but sour cream and chives are my favorite add-ins.

Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Now some personal news.  Today we met one of John’s cousins who we recently discovered lives about 15 minutes from us.  Her dad was John’s dad’s younger brother.  He died of cancer when he was quite young and Rob gave Liz away at her wedding.

We’re sitting there at the cafe talking about family memories and I asked Liz her her husband about their children – they have 3 daughters.  One is a music teacher in Perth, one is a homemaker with a little baby in Brisbane AND… wait for it…

One is an executive with Qantas who as we spoke was in Denmark with Chef Neil Perry to attend the MAD Symposium – the annual gathering of top chefs from around the world.  This year the symposium is on guts.  I’m filled with envy. (not about guts but about being around all that culinary talent)  I hope to catch up with her next time she comes up to visit her mum and dad.

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Scrambled Eggs on Toast
 
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Looking for better scrambled eggs? This is the method.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: English
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs (per person)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (per 2 eggs) softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Turn on the stove to medium-high
  2. Crack the eggs into a non-stick saucepan
  3. Add in the softened butter.
  4. Place saucepan on the heat and with a non-metal spatula stir the eggs rapidly.
  5. Keep stirring and when the eggs begin to cook on the bottom, remove from the heat and keep stirring.
  6. Place the pan back on the heat and repeat until the eggs are nearly cooked.
  7. While off the heat add salt and pepper to taste and the chives and sour cream.
  8. Place the pan back on the heat and stir to mix the sour cream into the eggs.
  9. Serve over thick toasted bread

 

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Eva August 29, 2013 at 1:44 am

It really does look like the perfectly scrambled egg! I started making scrambled eggs in a bain marie and it make it very creamy without butter or creme fraiche but I can tell how worth it the two additions would be for sure!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

oh.. I just wondered aloud if you could do scrambled eggs in a sous vide. I guess you can. :)

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Helene D'souza August 29, 2013 at 2:11 am

Sour cream and a pot? ok… Because it’s gordon we would maybe try it and because it’s you Maureen, I ll definitely try the new scrambled egg now!
wow the MAD Symposium, keep her close! =D

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

LOL I haven’t met her yet.. she’s still over there. I won’t forget her though.

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Shema | LifeScoops August 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

I love eggs on toast…one of my fav from childhood :) Addition of sour cream is interesting..will try it out :)
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I hope you like the eggs, Shema!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) August 29, 2013 at 3:57 am

I went to a cooking class given by a Michelin chef and the starter were eggs cooked in this fashion. They were cooked very soft and placed in opened egg shells for serving.
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Isn’t that a clever presentation.. in egg cups?

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Catherine August 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

Dear Maureen, Breakfast is one of my favorite meals ( of course I love to eat, therefore I guess all of my meals of on my favorite list). I just love food~ I even like food shopping!!
But eggs, they hold a special place in my heart. My dad used to make scrambled eggs on Sunday mornings and they were the best. I understand getting excited about a delicious plate of scrambled eggs and don’t forget the coffee.
Blessings dearest and a hug, Catherine xo

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Always coffee and we always have fruit with breakfast and often fresh squeezed orange juice. We’re not round for no reason at all. :)

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A_Boleyn August 29, 2013 at 5:54 am

It’s a small world finding a fellow foodie in the family, even if it’s a bit distant relationship.

I love most ways of preparing eggs though over easy so I can dip bread into the yolks is still my favourite, but scrambled eggs is my 2nd choice. I’ll have to give this a try … I even have some creme fraiche lingering in my fridge to add to them at the end. My saucepan isn’t non-stick but I figure if I melt the butter first and coat the inside of the pan, it will do the job. :)
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A_Boleyn August 29, 2013 at 6:45 am

PS: Timing is everything, I guess.

http://imgur.com/uCvqPWQ

They were yummy.
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I love the bacon pieces on top! Maybe some grated cheese too? LOL We’re going to go to diet hell if we keep practicing. :)

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A_Boleyn August 30, 2013 at 4:02 am

I thawed and cooked an entire package of bacon just so I could make a filling for a batch of chicken and bacon ravioli. I finished up the bacon in this dish, including another 5 or 6 pieces that weren’t in the picture. Hopefully I won’t buy or cook any bacon for another month or two. :)

The ravioli were tasty.
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Maureen August 31, 2013 at 12:42 am

We don’t eat tons of bacon but when we buy it, we eat it on burgers, in quiche, in BLTs and for breakfast.

Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I’m so glad you shared!

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Glamorous Glutton August 29, 2013 at 7:01 am

I’m really fussy about my scrambled eggs, I don’t like those hard pale solidified eggs that so often appear in cages and even quite good restaurants. These look perfect, I must try this technique. GG

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Yeah, I don’t like it when it feels like you’re biting into a dry sponge. These are not those eggs. :)

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Louise August 29, 2013 at 7:44 am

Scrambled eggs hold a special place in my heart too, Maureen. My father use to make us scrambled eggs on Sunday mornings. The only difference I remember is that he always, and I mean always, grated a tiny bit of parmesan cheese in at the very last minute before serving. Oh the aroma!

Thank you so much for sharing…
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

When we were kids and were sick we either got tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches or scrambled eggs if we had a sore throat. Good memories.

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john@kitchenriffs August 29, 2013 at 8:03 am

I know this method! And use it pretty often if I’m cooking for just one or two (when I’m cooking for a crowd I do it the way it’s more often done in the US). But I always whisk my eggs before adding them to the hot butter – I’ll have to start whisking them in the pan. Love that idea. There’s another method I know that takes more like half an hour on extremely low heat – impractical, most of the time, and really excellent. But at best just a tad better than this way. Great to hear to found a long lost cousin!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Gordo says start in a cold pan with room temperature butter and that’s how I’ve done it every time and I’ve never been disappointed. Can you sous vide scrambled eggs? I wonder. :)

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Claire @ Claire K Creations August 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

Well I’ve been doing it wrong for a long time. If I hadn’t just eaten I’d go and whip up a batch. Love his mushroom cooking method too! What connections you have.
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I don’t think we’ve been doing it wrong, Claire. I think his method results in really creamy eggs and with the addition of cream or sour cream or creme fraiche, it knocks it up just a tad. Now if I were rich and had truffles to shave on top, then I’d be in heaven.

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Bam's Kitchen August 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

Sour cream and chives takes this simple dish over the top. Love those quick tips from Gordon as they really are quick and easy directions. I also like his simple quick video for frying the perfect steak. Have a super week! Take care, BAM

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

He’s a clever man, old Gordo. :)

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Liz August 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

I am definitely trying these over the weekend! Bill and Katie are going to visit his mom…and I love making eggs for dinner when I’m alone. Such an interesting technique…I’m so glad you shared!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Your eggs will be fantastic with this method!

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The Café Sucre Farine August 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

So interesting and so different. I love old fashioned scrambled eggs but I think I might just be crazy about these, they look so…. good!

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’m dying to know what you’re going to put in them, Chris!

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nancy@jamjnr.com August 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I know he can be a bit of a you know what – but I do think he’s a bit sexy!!! I thought I’d finally mastered scrambled eggs but maybe not – I’ll give these a go on Saturday morning. Thanks for sharing!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm

You mean the language? Yeah, but don’t you think that’s just for show? I don’t think he’s really a shitty sort of person in spite of himself. :)

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Tammy August 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Those are the sexist morning eggs I’ve ever seen.

It’s funny because I kind of forgot that Gordon Ramsey actually cooked due to the rep he got from Hell’s Kitchen. lol

Nevertheless, I’m kinda obsessed now…and I really want to make these this weekend. Who knew to stir the eggs in a pot, not the pan? Dare I say, genius?!!?! Yes, I’m totally excited about this now ^_^

Thanks for stopping by Maureen…so good to hear from you.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I know, the first time I saw the video I was intgrigued. Now it’s old hat. I get all the ingredients beside the stove because once you start stirring, you don’t stop til it’s over. :)

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Brooke Schweers August 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Ive always wondered why cafe quality scrambled eggs look and taste so good and this must be why! Sour cream! Great idea to help perfect the humble weekend scrambled eggs :)
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

It’s really easy and when popped on toast and a side dish of fruit, it’s a fancy breakfast.

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Nami | Just One Cookbook August 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Wow thanks for sharing the video and this recipe. My son likes scramble eggs so I’ve been making them almost everyday now (used to be only on weekends as weekday morning is madness!). I am going to try tomorrow morning! I had no idea and didn’t follow any of his tip before. Looking forward to waking up! :)

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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I hope your son likes the eggs, Nami!

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com August 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Only you can make scrambled eggs look and now, with the help of the video, sound orgasmic. :) And these eggs do look so perfect, almost creamy!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Julia, these are really soft and creamy and with all the cooking, they are well done but almost custardy. (not sure custardy is a word but that’s what they are) :)

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Kaz @ Melting Moments August 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

We have followed Gordon’s video recently! Yum! Best scrambled eggs ever!
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Maureen August 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm

You’ll never make them any other way, will you? I won’t! Unless someone else comes up with something tastier. :)

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts August 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a difference isn’t it? I confess to not being a scrambled eggs fan…but perhaps this method would change my mind ;)
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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I do love a good plate of scrambled eggs and I’m with you-chives are the best with them! :D Have you tried Tetsuya’s version? He uses creamed corn :)
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Hotly Spiced August 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Your scrambled eggs look very, very good. It’s just the type of breakfast I love and such a great start to the day. I love scrambled eggs for breakfast and I love how yours are cooked with butter and sour cream – it would make them extra rich xx

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Lisa the Gourmet Wog August 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Eggs first thing in the morning can certainly be orgasmic Maureen! Fertilised. wink wink nudge nugde. Ok I couldn’t help myself.
Oh I loved that vid, I’ve never seen Gordon Ramsey actually cooking, only swearing on tv, so it’s nice to see his style. Cooking eggs this way has certainly been a revelation!
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easyfoodsmith August 30, 2013 at 12:41 am

Hhmm. That does sound like an interesting way of making scrambled eggs. Well, when it is Gordon Ramsay, it can’t be wrong. Will give it a try tomorrow for the breakfast.
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Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen August 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

Guts eh? Sounds like that’ll be an interesting symposium ! I don’t like guts but probably eat them in sausages and puddings without ever knowing about it.

Great scrambled eggs. I don’t like mine whisked as too much air makes them powdery rather than creamy. Thanks for the reminder that utterly DELICIOUS doesn’t have to mean difficult!
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Maureen August 31, 2013 at 12:43 am

You know how those top chefs use nose to tail techniques. Fergus what’s his name is there – isn’t he the king of nose to tail? I hope you like Gordo’s eggs!

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A_Boleyn August 30, 2013 at 4:04 am

I thawed and cooked an entire package of bacon just so I could make a filling for a batch of chicken and bacon ravioli. I finished up the bacon in this dish, including another 5 or 6 pieces that weren’t in the picture. Hopefully I won’t buy or cook any bacon for another month or two. :)

The ravioli were tasty.
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foodfashionandflow August 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

I practically lived on this when I was in college. There is nothing like a perfectly scrambled egg.

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Shelly August 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

Gee, I thought I made the best scrambled eggs…..in a frying pan…creamy with milk and butter. But, these look wonderful! Will be making them very soon. Love your site, Maureen.

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Maureen August 31, 2013 at 12:41 am

Thank you so much, Shelly! I hope to see you again. :)

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Vicky and Ruth August 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm

WOW! you totally changed the way I look at scrambled eggs. I must try this recipe, they look so yummy and velvety. Can’t wait to make scrambled eggs tomorrow morning. Thank you.
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Maureen August 31, 2013 at 12:41 am

I made blueberry pancakes this morning and my 92 year old father-in-law said, “Will we have eggs and bacon tomorrow?” So I guess we will too. :)

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Lizzy (Good Things) August 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Thanks for sharing this, Maureen. I love chives with my scrambled eggs. I have never whisked them first… my mother never did either. Great recipe! So, GR is good for at least one thing, other than swearing his head off in the kitchen!

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Krista August 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

How wonderful to meet family who are kindred spirits! :-) These eggs sound fantastic!!! I will definitely give them a try. :-)
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cquek August 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I’m seriously DROOLING right now!!!

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Joanne August 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Mastering the scrambled eggs is one of the harder things to do in the kitchen…but yours look pretty perfect!
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Judy @Savoring Today August 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Since I make the other 20 meals during the week, my husband prepares breakfast on Saturdays. It’s a whole production with music, bacon, a second pot of coffee — the works. The standard is scrambled eggs with green chile, dusted with parmesan. It is heaven. He makes the best, creamy scrambled eggs, far better than any I’ve made. He finally admitted he’d been watching videos and looking at ways to make the perfect scrambled eggs on-line. I don’t know if he saw this one, but his technique is similar. It is heavenly. :)
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Kim | a little lunch September 1, 2013 at 1:07 am

Maureen, thank you, thank you for this new way of making scrambled eggs. Just served them to my hubby for breakfast and we both agreed — they were the lightest, velvety-est eggs we’d ever eaten.

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yummychunklet September 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Simple and tasty breakfast!

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mjskit September 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Very interesting way to scramble eggs. I am definitely going to have to try this. We eat a lot of eggs and love them scrambled!

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Roberta September 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Love scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast or late night snack. Sounds divine. Have to try. :)

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Minnie@thelady8home September 7, 2013 at 3:14 am

Great scrambled eggs…..I cook these in so many ways, and am always eager to learn more. This one looks perfect.

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Mary Frances November 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Maureen! I made this last week and plan to make it again tomorrow. It’s delicious!! Thank you!
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Maureen November 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I love these too!

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