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How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

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My husband is normally the breakfast maker in our house, but there are a couple of things that only I can make.  One is Dutch Babies.  The other is really, really, really good scrambled eggs.

I mean really good.

Make-you-want-to-cry good.

Okay, maybe you won’t cry, but still.  They’re good.  I promise.

Scrambled eggs are not difficult to make.  In fact, this time around the girls did all the leg work for me (though Trouble didn’t quite grasp the concept of breaking the egg before throwing it in the bowl.)  The trick to perfectly fluffy eggs is patience.  I learned that in 9th grade Home-Ec.  Thank you Mrs. Mouw.  That little nugget of information has served me well.

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Here is what you need
8 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream (half & half or milk will work too, but cream is the best)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
7-10 “dabs” of cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar
butter

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Step 1:  Crack your eggs into a bowl (or a 4 cup measuring cup like we used here.)

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(Annie’s contribution.)

Princess was a little nervous to crack her first egg, but by her 3rd, she was cracking ’em like a pro.

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Step 2:  Whisk eggs until all yolks are broken and well blended.

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Step 3:  Pour in half & half and add salt & pepper to taste; whisk well.

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Step 4:  Add dabs of cream cheese.  Don’t try to whisk any more.

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Step 5:  Melt butter in pan over medium-low to low heat. Pour in egg mixture.  Using knife or whisk, spread out cream cheese dabs so they aren’t all clumped together.  Let set for a minute or two.

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Step 6: After eggs have set; stir ONE time.  Just once.  This is very important!  Over-stirring scrambled eggs is the mistake most people make.  The LESS you stir them, the fluffier and better they will turn out.

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Step 7: After another minute, stir ONE time, then add shredded cheese.  Wait another minute then stir once more.  Lower heat if necessary.

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Step 8: Wait another minute then flip eggs upside down to make sure they are evenly cooked.  Cook for about one minute longer and they are done!  Remove from heat and enjoy.

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30 Comments

  1. February 19 at 04:17PM

    I love breakfast for dinner! And for lunch! And sometimes even a snack (an egg and toast can be quite satisfying). My hubby and I enjoy breakfast foods anytime; even a warm bowl of oatmeal can make me happy at any time of day (or night). Annie

  2. February 19 at 11:00PM

    Terrific post Ruth. Great idea for using the eggs as a filler item at Walgreens. You’re doing a terrific job on your blog. A really, really good job. Your articles are fun, interesting and full of great pictures. 🙂

    • Ruth
      February 21 at 11:42AM

      Kelly, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m so glad it got rescued from my spam filter because it has absolutely made my day! 🙂

  3. olenka
    February 20 at 12:37PM

    I LOVe breakfast for Dinner!!! And thank you thank you…. I now know what we will have for dinner! I have everything here but the heavy cream (I agree heavy cream makes it better).. But I am going out today to get the parm cheese and free lettuce, plus 4 advils with the new GAB they will be close to free!

    Thank you again for yet another inspiration for dinner!! 80)

  4. sarina
    February 20 at 08:55PM

    Just tried the egg recipe. They are super good! Probably way too fattening. I wonder how many weight watcher’s points they are. I love your website! Just discovered it a couple nights ago. So much fun!!!!

    • Ruth
      February 20 at 09:07PM

      LOL, I don’t think any of my recipes fit in the “diet” category! I am a big fan of real cream, real butter, and real cheese. The fattier the better. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. February 21 at 01:42AM

    I love breakfast!! I’m shocked that you served breakfast for dinner for the first time in your married life…shame on you. 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe but some of us “vertically challenged” have to keep it on the lighter side. I’m not bitter or anything.

    No really though, have a fab week!! Did you see my post btw? I some how ended up with 13 Sunday papers!!

  6. Serrin
    February 21 at 01:45AM

    Thanks Ruth for the egg recipe! YUMMY! I did add a little extra and added the new Morningstar sausage crumbles, which taste EXACTLY like Italian Sausage I might add…Hubbs LOVED it!

    • Ruth
      February 21 at 11:43AM

      Yum! I haven’t seen those yet–hopefully Morningstar will go on BOGO soon so I can try some! 🙂

  7. February 21 at 03:51AM

    I love the heart shaped waffles and am so thankful for the delicious looking scrambled eggs recipe, I cannot wait to try it out! Your girls are adorable!! Have a joy-filled day!
    Xoxo

  8. Kristin Esparza
    February 21 at 04:15AM

    Very cute ! Loved it & thanks for the recipe. I am curious if you freeze things like cream cheese, eggs (? is that even possible?), etc. I have a couple of coffee mate’s that don’t expire soon but was wondering if they are ok to freeze as well? Thanks!

    • Ruth
      February 21 at 11:47AM

      I don’t freeze cream cheese because it lasts for so long (about 6 months). I just keep it in the back of my extra refrigerator. You can freeze eggs. Just crack them into ice cube trays, then freeze. Once they are frozen, put them into an airtight container. I know you can freeze milk, so coffee mates might freeze okay but I have never tried it. I have some extras so maybe I’ll do an experiment and let you know! Cheese (both shredded and block) freezes well too.

  9. Kristin Esparza
    February 21 at 02:04PM

    I bought a heart shaped cookie cutter & heart shaped plates, so excited to use even though my son is only 4 months :D. Heart shaped pancakes or waffles & your yummy eggs!

    THank’s Ruth! Have a spectacular day!

  10. February 25 at 05:36PM

    Made your yummy eggs this morning. Dee-licious! I loved the cream cheese. That’s the super-secret ingredient.

  11. Mary
    May 3 at 04:08PM

    Wow! Just tried your recipe and these eggs are amazing! Totally worth all the calories!

    • Ruth
      May 4 at 06:46PM

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  12. Carol
    April 21 at 09:29AM

    Just made these for my 2 year old son and me… needless to say, these are amazing!! My son ate 2 servings!!!! Thanks for the great recipe!! 🙂

  13. Barb
    January 25 at 01:13PM

    I always stir, stir, stir. I made these with minimal stirring and they were great scrambled eggs!

  14. March 12 at 12:55PM

    I love eggs–many ways, always have. I tried your recipe and now I can happily say the rest of my family now enjoys them as well. Thanks much!!

  15. mistercandi
    October 17 at 02:48PM

    Ruth, I have not tried your Scrambled eggs yet.
    The way I cook them would make you ” WANT TO CRY”!
    This comes from Americas test kitchen. Crack as many eggs as you want into a bowl, add one teaspoon of water per egg (4 eggs, 4 tsp. water) mix with a fork throw into a pan over medium heat. So easy & good it (MAKES YOU WANT TO CRY).
    Love your blog, but it scares me to death. I’ afraid that I am going to have money left over at the of the month.

  16. Rudi
    January 3 at 10:39AM

    Isn’t this a cheese omlette (of sorts)?

    • Suzanne Evans
      January 21 at 05:34PM

      Good question. Are scrambled eggs with anything beside milk and seasonings actually better termed omelettes? Sometimes I put cottage cheese in my scrambled eggs but stillll call them scrambled eggs because I don’t fold them over a filling. Maybe they are really a sort of cheese omelette.

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