Celebrity chef reveals how to make the perfect scrambled eggs

Have you been adding milk to your eggs? Here's something better.

But while this yummy treat is one of the easiest dishes to make, it is also highly likely that you’ve been doing it all wrong.

For many, the idea of the perfect scrambled eggs is adding a bit of milk to whatever spices you’ve added to your eggs, right?


Adding milk and other liquids to your eggs only serves to clump your eggs.

According to celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli, to make perfect fluffy scrambled eggs, you only need a pinch of salt, powdered black pepper, and a splash of cool water to loosen them up.

She says, “Put butter in a pan and let it melt on mellow to medium heat (don’t let it turn brown!) . Whisk the eggs in a bowl with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and a splash of cool water to loosen them up. Don’t make the mistake of adding milk or cream, no matter how creamy you like your eggs. To make fluffy scrambled eggs, the best trick is to whisk in a splash of water and nothing else. Cream, milk, and other liquids drag the eggs down!”

Another mistake is letting the scramble stay in the pan after it reaches your preffered consistency. Instead, remove the eggs immediately from the pan and serve while hot.

Speaking of pans, Chef Alex says that it’s a waste without eggs if you are not cooking with a non-stick.

“If you’re using anything other than a nonstick pan, that’s your first mistake. You might love your trusty cast iron but it’s beautiful for cooking just about everything except scrambled eggs. Even with a ton of cooking fat or a well-seasoned pan, there’s something about the cast iron that makes eggs want to stick, meaning you’ll end up with less eggs and a caked on mess to scrub later.”

What else do you add to your scrambled eggs?


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