Nancy's Scrambler

Nancy's Scrambler

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 shakes pepper
  • 1 4-ounce can mushroom slices
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
I love finding obscure, kitschy old cookbooks. I found The Nancy Drew Cookbook at a thrift store for $1.50. It has a few breakfast recipes and they're mostly pretty standard stuff, but there's something a bit more special about scrambled eggs with mushrooms when you can call them Nancy's Scrambler. This turned out to be a very satisfying dish. The mushrooms really stood out - likely because there's a heck of a lot of them. Bottom Line: If you're looking for a simple scramble with mushrooms, Nancy Drew won't let you down. (This recipe was tested and photographed in December 2016.)

Nancy Drew Scrambled Eggs

How To Make Nancy's Scrambler (Nancy Drew Scrambled Eggs)

Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl with a beater or fork.

Add the milk, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to eggs.

Drain the liquid from the mushrooms and spread them on a double layer of paper towels. Blot all the liquid from the mushrooms.

Melt the butter slowly in a skillet. Add the mushrooms. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly.

Add the egg mixture. Stir until the eggs are firm but fluffy.

Nancy Drew Scrambled Eggs

Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast:

Rather than canned mushrooms, I used the same amount of sliced fresh mushrooms which I sauteed in 2 Tablespoons of butter.

I liked the Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce, but they were only noticeable in the first couple of bites. I would recommend doubling those ingredients.

Making Nancy Drew Scrambled Eggs

The Nancy Drew Cookbook

Available via
 This recipe is from the classic cookbook titled The Nancy Drew Cookbook (Carolyne Keene, Grosset & Dunlap, 1973).

This cookbook is subtitled, "Clues to Good Cooking." According to the introduction, "How can you become a really good cook? 'It's no mystery,' Nancy Drew reveals, 'You must do what fine cooks have always done - add your own special touch.'"

"How do you do this? Let Nancy show you how. Who would be more intrigued to be an adventurer in cooking than a girl who loves to solve mysteries!"

This recipe is from the chapter titled, "Brunch For Sleepyheads" in The Nancy Drew Cookbook.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Nancy's Scrambler?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.

From Nancy Kid
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this not only because I had the ingredients but I read Nancy Drew mysteries in my tween years. Great memories. Oh, by the way the eggs were great! Flavorful.

Comment submitted: 7/15/2017 (#20359)

See All 119 Recipes For Scrambles

Connect With Mr Breakfast:

Mr Breakfast At FaceBook
Mr Breakfast On Twitter
Mr Breakfast On Pinterest