Simple Scrambled Eggs

Scrambling eggs is one of the best ways to prepare them, because it can be done so quickly and easily! I won’t claim to have invented an amazing new way to scramble your eggs – rather, I have a system I like to use for quick, fluffy scrambled eggs when I’m hungry but in a hurry.

I’m aware that there are many additional tips you are probably already aware of for scrambling eggs, like mixing with milk and cheese ahead of time. Instead of adding another online resource with those tips, I’m just going to share my quick method here. Let’s get scrambling!

 

Serves: 1 (Intended for a light breakfast. Double the quantities below if desired!)

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil or other cooking fat, like butter
  • Optional: chopped veggies, sausage, or other ingredients you like to scramble with
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: 8 mins.

Instructions:

  • If adding veggies or sausage, chop them into small pieces.
  • Spray or lightly coat a small frying pan with olive oil or other cooking fat. Heat on medium for 45-60 seconds.
  • If adding veggies or sausage, sauté them in the pan for 3-4 minutes.
  • Crack an egg into the pan, and immediately use a slotted spoon or whisk to to stir up the egg while it begins to cook. If you added veggies, mix the egg in with the veggies while you stir.
  • Add the lemon juice right away and continue to whisk as the egg cooks (something about the acid helps make them fluffier!)
  • For a runnier scrambled egg, remove the egg from heat while it is still very silky and liquid-y. It will almost appear too soon to remove it – but you always want to remove scrambled eggs from heat earlier than you think, to avoid overcooking.
  • For a more thoroughly cooked scrambled egg, allow it to cook while you whisk for an additional 30-60 seconds.
  • Once removed from heat, season the egg with salt and pepper or your preferred seasoning, and enjoy it in your favorite way: on toast, in a bowl, in breakfast burritos… (the options are endless!)
  • I like to top mine with chopped green onion and hot sauce.
  • Don’t forget to take a photo and tag @meags_eggs so I can see it!

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