- I made scrambled eggs utilizing totally different well-known tips and some strategies I had by no means heard of.
- Microwaving and baking the dish within the oven have been the worst strategies, as they made the eggs rubbery.
- Mixing boiling and room temperature water with the uncooked eggs made them gentle, bouncy, and scrumptious.
It appears that evidently nearly everybody has their very own particular technique to make scrambled eggs — there are such a lot of methods to alter the flavour and texture.
I like to throw scrambled eggs on breakfast sandwiches or combine them with veggies, however I had by no means discovered the perfect technique to get a smooth texture that is not too moist or dry.
So, I made a decision to attempt a mixture of straightforward and extra distinctive tips for making the basic breakfast.
I first tried the ‘low-and-slow’ technique, a method I’ve really examined earlier than
I’ve beforehand tried making scrambled eggs on very low warmth for a protracted period of time à la Tyler Florence’s recipe. Chrissy Teigen’s technique is comparable in that she makes a really smooth scramble by cooking eggs over the bottom warmth for 20 to half-hour.
I adopted this similar technique, and my eggs took about half-hour earlier than they have been stable sufficient to maneuver from pan to plate. Nevertheless, their orange, gooey look put me off, and I could not convey myself to take a chunk.
Moist scrambled eggs aren’t for me, and the orange colour these took on from a very long time over warmth, sadly, made them actually unappealing to me.
The outcomes from incorporating boiling water shocked me probably the most
This technique appeared like one of many weirdest tips of the bunch as a result of it concerned mixing a bowl of boiling water in order that it swirled — like a whirlpool — after which pouring in whisked eggs.
I did simply that, and the eggs immediately firmed up into delicate ribbons. This seemed fairly gross, to be sincere, but it surely was additionally enjoyable to look at it occur.
I used a small strainer to tug the eggs out of the water, positioned them in a bowl, and topped them with slightly butter, salt, and pepper.
The end result was so spectacular because the eggs have been so gentle and bouncy, and never too dry or moist both. They weren’t rubbery in any respect, and including a little bit of butter on prime made them wealthy and creamy.
Cleansing the combination out of the strainer was slightly messy, and I needed to blot some additional water out of the eggs, but it surely was value it. The eggs had an ideal style and texture, and as soon as the water was boiling, they took simply seconds to cook dinner.
As a result of these scrambled eggs held some water even after straining, I wasn’t positive that they’d maintain up on a breakfast sandwich, so I used a chunk of cheese as a barrier to forestall the eggs from making the bread moist. This labored like a attraction.
Including a splash of plain water was one of many best tricks to observe
This tip is as straightforward because it will get — and free. I simply added a splash of plain water to my eggs earlier than whisking and cooking them.
These eggs got here out simply how I like them, completely cooked and fluffy with out being moist or runny. I wanted so as to add extra salt, however the total taste was nonetheless good.
This technique is tremendous straightforward, the eggs are achieved very quickly, and I all the time have this secret ingredient available.
Cooking within the microwave gave the eggs a spongy, unappealing texture
After I consider microwaved eggs, I consider a dry, rubbery texture, which is precisely what this technique gave me.
I began by whisking the eggs, milk, and seasoning collectively in a microwave-safe mug. I microwaved the eggs for 30 seconds at a time, and so they took about two minutes to utterly cook dinner.
In a pinch, these could be nice as a result of they cooked rapidly, required few components, and have been straightforward to make. Bread additionally masked the not-so-great texture.
Making this dish within the gradual cooker took an hour, however the eggs turned out nice
This slow-cooker choice yields a whole lot of scrambled eggs, making it perfect for meal prepping or serving a crowd. Although slow-cooker recipes sometimes take a very long time till they’re achieved, the eggs solely wanted an hour.
I reduce this recipe down a bit, and used six eggs, simply shy of a cup of cream, and a few cup of mozzarella cheese. I whisked these components collectively whereas a tablespoon of butter melted within the gradual cooker. Then I simply poured within the eggs, coated the pot, and allow them to cook dinner on excessive for an hour.
This technique stunned and impressed me as a result of the eggs have been very gentle, smooth, and fluffy. The one draw back is that the underside bought fairly brown, however the taste was nonetheless very buttery and tacky.
In addition they did not follow the slow-cooker pot in any respect, making for straightforward cleanup.
This technique was a lot simpler than cooking a whole lot of eggs on the range, so I am going to undoubtedly be attempting this once more once I want bigger parts of scrambled eggs — however subsequent time, I am going to be sure you maintain the warmth at low or medium.
The oven technique can also be meant to serve a crowd, but it surely did not impress me
Making scrambled eggs within the oven can also be meant to cook dinner massive parts for a crowd in a brief period of time.
This recipe referred to as for twenty-four eggs and a big dish, however I scaled it down to at least one serving in a smaller, oven-safe ceramic mug.
The eggs, particularly the perimeters, got here out dry and rubbery. Whether or not I am making a single serving or cooking for a number of folks, I would not flip to the oven to make scrambled eggs once more.
The cocktail-shaker technique was okay, but it surely was too messy for me
Making scrambled eggs in a cocktail shaker, or wide-mouth water bottle, as an alternative of whisking is sensible to me. It’s normal to combine egg whites in a shaker for the froth to prime cocktails — this was related, however I used to be leaving the yolks in.
I merely shook a few eggs in a steel cocktail shaker. However once I eliminated the lid, the strain led the eggs to blow up a bit, so it was messy.
After I cooked them, the eggs got here collectively in massive, folding ribbons and the ultimate texture was barely rubbery however moist. The eggs have been nice, however I believe the feel and style weren’t definitely worth the mess.
The super-whisk technique took slightly extra effort and time, however the eggs have been decadent
I am not one to eat moist eggs, so I wasn’t positive that I would like this “spoonable” scramble.
Nevertheless, this technique was straightforward sufficient since all I needed to do was whisk eggs, butter, cream, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over low warmth. After I say whisk, I imply actually it — I blended them almost nonstop for quarter-hour in an effort to obtain the tiniest curds.
I knew I would have hassle stomaching these very moist eggs, so I poured them over a sturdy piece of bread. I ate one spoonful of the eggs alone, and I discovered that they had a velvety texture and wealthy taste because of the butter and cream.
I do not count on to make these usually, however for moist eggs, they did end up wonderful.
General, I picked up a number of new favourite methods to make scrambled eggs
I would in all probability use about half of those strategies once more, however my absolute favorites have been the boiled-water and the slow-cooker ones. I will be utilizing the boiling-water technique as new my go-to and the slow-cooker choice for making brunch for mates or getting ready breakfast sandwiches or burritos for the freezer.
I did not thoughts the super-whisk technique, and I can see myself attempting that one once more. The plain-water technique was additionally extremely straightforward and is right for occasions I’m out of milk and need to make fluffy scrambled eggs.
However after a number of makes an attempt with cooking eggs low and gradual, I will not be attempting that once more. The microwave and oven choices additionally did not work out for me, and the shaker technique made an excessive amount of of a multitude.
General, I am glad to have discovered a minimum of a handful of straightforward, go-to strategies for scrambled eggs that work for any event.