Here are some thoughts that may or may not be running through your brain right now:
Okay, who needs help scrambling eggs?
This one is definitely not for me.
Also, where’s cake?
Why am I still looking at eggs? I don’t care about dumb eggs.
Ooo, a cake!
It’s okay, if you just want the cake, go get that cake. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that these eggs are kind of something spectacular.
Things of which I am fully aware: eggs are really easy to make and you don’t need this and cake is always the best choice—and let’s face it, it’s prettier too.
Let me just say though that these scrambled eggs are particularly yummy and easy to make, but for one reason or another, it’s the simple, seemingly obviously fool-proof dishes that are usually screwed up the most. And this is exactly the reason I started out my Honestly Simple recipe series. Let’s do right by our ingredients and tastebuds, k?
Eggs are the perfect food. We can probably agree on that. I hope. Please? If not, I don’t really know what to say other than if we were sitting at a table across from one another, we’d probably be doing a good job at staring, blinking, and not much else. Because eggs are life.
Can I get that on a t-shirt?
Suffice it to say, an egg contains everything that a future chicken needs to become a chicken in the first place. That sounds odd when you think of it that way, but isn’t it quite incredible too?
So this means they’re chock full of nutrients. We all know that there’s a ton of pure protein in them eggs (hello, albumin!). And yes, there’s cholesterol as well. We’re so brainwashed today into thinking that’s such a bad thing but listen, the truth is we absolutely need it. It’s required in every cell in our body and it helps makes hormones/vitamins and bile, which we need to digest fat. Also, since eggs are such a natural food, my common sense tells me that whatever is in it is probably pretty good for my body. You might disagree with this logic, and that’s fine, but that’s just kind of the way my brain works.
Oh, and on the off chance you have your own chickens, you lucky duck. Your eggs will taste better than the rest. Just a side note. Also, I want a chicken, maybe two or ten.
Scrambled eggs are actually one of my favorite foods and I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten them every which way possible. But in the end, 3 ingredients and that’s all to make the most perfect, delicious, scrambled eggs of your life.
The biggest secret is to add enough BUTTER to ensure that your eggs do not stick at all. If they stick, you will get burned scrambled eggs and you can definitely smell it. They might not appear burned, but trust me, they are most definitely burned. Scrambled eggs should smell incredibly fresh and very appetizing. Burned eggs? Frankly, they smell gag-inducing. I only say that because it’s true. Aside from keeping them from sticking and burning, adding a good amount of butter gives the eggs a lovely richness and immense “how are these so good” flavor.
Another thing—eggs don’t need milk. Don’t add any milk. The milk is not a secret. It’s just a bad idea. Some think it makes them fluffy, but it really just dilutes the flavor and I’m not about to dilute my eggs. Leave it for the corn flakes.
SALT. Again with the salt she says. I know, but nothing else draws out the flavor of ingredients like salt. There is nothing more indispensable in savory cooking than a healthy combo of salt and butter. And there isn’t a dish in the world for which this is more important than eggs.
There’s actually very little else to it, like knowing how not to overcook them, but those are the two major secrets to making the perfect scrambled eggs, which really shouldn’t be secrets at all. But they are because we’ve sort of lost our way these days, and I for one believe it to be imperative to go back and retrace our old steps in our relationship with ingredients.
Okay, once you have this basic recipe down, you can then play with it as you please. Some tomatoes, caramelized onions, potatoes, anything. Or make them plain like I did and appreciate the simplicity. It’s always such a delicious wonder going back to the most simple ingredients. A plain cheese pizza? Always a winner. These eggs with nothing but butter and salt? Definitely.
So here’s to finding our way back to health and yumminess. Enjoy your perfect eggs and check out the video if you haven’t yet, to see exactly just how I do it. 🙂
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- 3 Eggs
- 1 tablespoon of Unsalted Butter
- ¼ teaspoon of Sea Salt (I always like to use pure sea salt with zero additives)
- Take a small nonstick pan and place it over medium/medium-high heat.
- Add butter and just when it has almost all melted, crack in the eggs.
- Add salt to the eggs.
- Use a wooden spatula to mix the eggs. Don’t overmix the eggs, but don’t keep them sitting long without mixing as they won’t cook evenly. Once the egg whites are all opaque and white, the eggs are done so quickly remove them from the heat. Don’t cook them past that point. Scrambling the eggs should only take about 30 seconds to a minute before they’re completely done.
- Serve with some warm, fresh bread and maybe some hot tea with sugar. Enjoy!