Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Heat a large non-stick frying pan to a setting just above medium. A 12-inch pan works well for 6 eggs.
- 6 large eggs
6 teaspoons of low-fat milk (1 teaspoon for each egg)
3 dashes of salt (1 dash for every two eggs)
1 Tablespoon butter for frying
Do not add butter yet. We just want to get the pan ready.
In large metal or glass mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk and salt. Beat vigorously for 2 minutes.
Alternatively, you can place the eggs, milk and salt in a blender and blend for 20 to 25 seconds. Allow the mixture to set for a couple minutes to let the foam settle.
Melt the butter in the frying pan. As the very last of the butter is liquefying, add the egg mixture.
Do not stir immediately. Wait until the first hint of setting begins. Start the Martha Stewart scrambling technique ("Using a spatula or a flat wooden spoon, push eggs toward center while tilting skillet to distribute runny parts.")
Continue this motion as the eggs continue to set. Break apart large pieces as they form with your spoon or spatula. You will come to a point where the push-to-center technique is no longer cooking runny parts of the egg. Flip over all the eggs. Allow the eggs to cook 15 to 25 seconds longer.
Transfer eggs to serving plates. Add salt and pepper to taste.
A note about milk and water: Soy milk works effectively in the recipe. Whole milk lends an overly milky taste to the eggs. No-fat milk and water can both be used in place of the low-fat milk but the creamy texture of the finished product is reduced.
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We tried several different recipes and cooking methods to determine the best way to make basic scrambled eggs.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.
Recipe number 1251. Submitted 5/28/2004.