For several young cooks, scrambled eggs are the first dish they master. Making scrambled eggs aren’t that hard, right? You just crack those eggs, beat the eggs, and toss them in the pan with some cheese and chives. But what most of us don’t notice is that we could make the typical, dry, and spongy scrambled eggs into a soft, light, fluffy, and flavorful dish that will make our normal breakfast special. That’s why in this article, we are going to teach you some tips and tricks on how to make the scrambled eggs light, fluffy, and most of all delicious.
How to Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs
- Beat the eggs using a fork – After you crack the eggs into a bowl, use a fork to whisk them together. Be sure to combine them all so that you can fully mix the white and the yolk together. We suggest that you use a fork instead of a whisk when scrambling the eggs because a whisk takes in more air which can leave the eggs with a foamy, bubbly, and airy texture. But if you prefer the eggs that way, then use a whisk.
- Skip the cream and milk – Just make sure you pick and use good quality eggs. Trust us, if you’re using good quality eggs, then you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make them shine.
- Cook them low and slow – Cooking the eggs in a gentle heat with consistent stirring results to soft and creamy scrambled eggs. All you have to do is add some butter into the pan and pour the eggs. After a few minutes,the eggs will look soupy and will eventually come together for another minute or two. You just have to keep in mind that the eggs are ready if they have a cottage-cheese like texture.
- Always remember to never crack the eggs into the pan – You’re going to have to dirty another bowl if you want perfect scrambled eggs. You have to beat them into the bowl, break apart their yolks and scramble them well until they’re perfectly combined. Cracking the eggs directly into the pan will result in not-soft scrambled eggs.
- Use a silicone spatula – a heat-proof or silicone spatula is the perfect tool when cooking light and fluffy scrambled eggs. A wooden spoon might not fully get into the seam where the sides of the pan meet the bottom and a metal spatula might scratch and scrape the non-stick coating of the pan.
- Remove the eggs from the heat as soon as possible – Once you see the eggs are just about to set, take them off the heat. The retained heat in the pan will keep cooking the scrambled eggs a bit so it’s best to take them off the heat while they look slightly underdone so that they will be perfectly light and fluffy by the time you’re ready to eat.
- Don’tforget to season the eggs and add the favorite toppings – The last thing you should remember is to wait until the very end to add salt to the scrambled eggs. This is because salt has the tendency to draw out moisture and if you add them in the beginning, it might result to dry scrambled eggs. This is also applicable if you like spices or other ingredients on the scrambled eggs.
We hope that these tips and tricks we gathered for you in cooking light and fluffy scrambled eggs helped you. What are you waiting for? Grab the skillet and cook the scrambled eggs.