Did you know that the secret to scrumptious, creamy scrambled eggs doesn't actually involve any milk or cream? Try these easy three ingredient scrambled eggs and find out!
I learned this method to make scrambled eggs from my dad, who learned it from my Great Grandma Lucy. Great Grandma Lucy grew up on a farm in Goodhue, Minnesota and she even had her own chicken coop! We assume she learned the key to cooking the creamiest and smoothest scrambled eggs from her mother while they were on the farm.
They Key to Cooking the Perfect Scrumptious Scrambled Eggs
So what is the secret to making these scrambled eggs? Check out some important tips below:
Eggs: I recommend that you use large, free run eggs. Free run eggs contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients so you will maximize the health benefits of your breakfast. Crack each egg that you will be cooking into a medium mixing bowl.
Water: above all, the secret ingredient to making the best scrambled eggs of your life is actually water! You need to add one teaspoon of cold water to the mixing bowl for each egg you are making. The water is important because it makes the egg mixture lighter than if you were to add milk. Adding water to your eggs also creates steam in the cooking process, which aids in creating the smooth, fluffy effect you are after.
Beat the Egg and Water Mixture: this is the most important step in preparing your scrambled eggs. You want to beat the eggs thoroughly so they are a consistent color and have air bubbles like you see in the picture above. The yolk and white of the egg have different protein contents and will cook at different rates. By mixing the two parts of the egg this way, you create a more even consistency for cooking. You also want to see lots of air bubbles because it adds oxygen to the mixture which will keep the eggs light and fluffy when applied to the heat in the pan.
Slow Down: to achieve maximum creaminess, you need to cook your eggs on medium-low heat. You need to keep the heat on the low end because having the pan too hot will cause your eggs to go dry.
Add Extras: experiment here! Some mornings I like to add a pinch of light tex mex shredded cheese at the end of cooking, as pictured in this post. Other mornings I add in slices of cooked Portuguese chouriço sausage. The possibilities are endless for your scrambled egg creations!