- I made scrambled eggs utilizing completely different well-known methods 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 mild, bouncy, and scrumptious.
Evidently nearly everybody has their very own particular methodology to make scrambled eggs — there are such a lot of methods to vary 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 methodology to get a gentle texture that is not too moist or dry.
So, I made a decision to attempt a mixture of straightforward and extra distinctive methods for making the basic breakfast.
I first tried the ‘low-and-slow’ methodology, a way 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 methodology is comparable in that she makes a really gentle scramble by cooking eggs over the bottom warmth for 20 to half-hour.
I adopted this similar methodology, and my eggs took about half-hour earlier than they have been strong sufficient to maneuver from pan to plate. Nevertheless, their orange, gooey look put me off, and I could not convey myself to take a chew.
Moist scrambled eggs will not be for me, and the orange shade 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 essentially the most
This methodology appeared like one of many weirdest methods 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 appeared fairly gross, to be trustworthy, but it surely was additionally enjoyable to observe 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 outcome was so spectacular because the eggs have been so mild and bouncy, and never too dry or moist both. They weren’t rubbery in any respect, and including a little bit of butter on high made them wealthy and creamy.
Cleansing the combination out of the strainer was slightly messy, and I needed to blot some further water out of the eggs, but it surely was value it. The eggs had an excellent style and texture, and as soon as the water was boiling, they took simply seconds to prepare 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 bit of cheese as a barrier to stop 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 general taste was nonetheless good.
This methodology is tremendous straightforward, the eggs are performed very quickly, and I at all times have this secret ingredient available.
Cooking within the microwave gave the eggs a spongy, unappealing texture
Once I consider microwaved eggs, I consider a dry, rubbery texture, which is precisely what this methodology 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 prepare dinner.
In a pinch, these can be advantageous as a result of they cooked shortly, required few components, and have been straightforward to make. Bread additionally masked the not-so-great texture.
Making this dish within the sluggish cooker took an hour, however the eggs turned out nice
This slow-cooker choice yields plenty of scrambled eggs, making it ideally suited for meal prepping or serving a crowd. Although slow-cooker recipes sometimes take a very long time till they’re performed, the eggs solely wanted an hour.
I minimize 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 sluggish cooker. Then I simply poured within the eggs, lined the pot, and allow them to prepare dinner on excessive for an hour.
This methodology stunned and impressed me as a result of the eggs have been very mild, gentle, and fluffy. The one draw back is that the underside acquired fairly brown, however the taste was nonetheless very buttery and tacky.
Additionally they did not persist with the slow-cooker pot in any respect, making for simple cleanup.
This methodology was a lot simpler than cooking plenty of eggs on the range, so I am going to undoubtedly be making an attempt this once more once I want bigger parts of scrambled eggs — however subsequent time, I am going to remember to hold the warmth at low or medium.
The oven methodology 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 prepare dinner giant 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 1 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 individuals, I would not flip to the oven to make scrambled eggs once more.
The cocktail-shaker methodology was okay, but it surely was too messy for me
Making scrambled eggs in a cocktail shaker, or wide-mouth water bottle, as a substitute of whisking is smart to me. It’s normal to combine egg whites in a shaker for the froth to high cocktails — this was related, however I used to be leaving the yolks in.
I merely shook a few eggs in a metallic cocktail shaker. However once I eliminated the lid, the stress led the eggs to blow up a bit, so it was messy.
Once I cooked them, the eggs got here collectively in giant, folding ribbons and the ultimate texture was barely rubbery however moist. The eggs have been advantageous, however I feel the feel and style weren’t well worth the mess.
The super-whisk methodology 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 methodology was straightforward sufficient since all I needed to do was whisk eggs, butter, cream, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over low warmth. Once I say whisk, I imply actually it — I blended them almost nonstop for quarter-hour with the intention to obtain the tiniest curds.
I knew I would have bother 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 anticipate to make these typically, however for moist eggs, they did end up wonderful.
Total, I picked up a number of new favourite methods to make scrambled eggs
I would most likely 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 methodology as new my go-to and the slow-cooker choice for making brunch for pals or getting ready breakfast sandwiches or burritos for the freezer.
I did not thoughts the super-whisk methodology, and I can see myself making an attempt that one once more. The plain-water methodology was additionally extremely straightforward and is good for instances I’m out of milk and wish to make fluffy scrambled eggs.
However after a number of makes an attempt with cooking eggs low and sluggish, I will not be making an attempt that once more. The microwave and oven choices additionally did not work out for me, and the shaker methodology made an excessive amount of of a large number.
Total, I am glad to have discovered not less than a handful of straightforward, go-to strategies for scrambled eggs that work for any event.