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citoyen

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How do you make scrambled eggs?
« on: September 19, 2020, 12:44:12 pm »
Not asking for advice, I know very well how to make scrambled eggs *how I like them*.

The question is how do *you* like them?

This came up on RadMac a couple of weeks ago, and  some of their correspondents seemed to feel very strongly about the matter. It’s on my mind now because the subject arose again at our breakfast table this morning.

For me, it’s eggs, butter, a pinch of salt and pepper and nothing else. No milk, no cream. Best cooked slowly with lots of stirring, until just set. Eat immediately while hot.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 12:50:41 pm »
On toast. With smoked salmon. Leaving someone else to do the abwasch.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 01:16:33 pm »
Same, but a tiny bit of milk and a lot of pepper. Cook on a very low heat with lots of stirring.  Serve just before set as it will continue to set on your way to the table.
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citoyen

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 01:21:43 pm »
Leaving someone else to do the abwasch.

Scrambled eggs are the reason nonstick pans were invented.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 01:23:53 pm »
I never add milk, more because I can't be bothered (and because we rarely have milk in the house nowadays) than because I don't like it. I do like it with garlic and/or onions.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 01:29:47 pm »
I'm lazy - Microwave :o and a splash of milk if I have any (Which I mostly don't)

citoyen

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 01:33:37 pm »
Those who do add milk, what does it bring to the party?
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 01:37:25 pm »
Heard that chat the other week,
I used to use milk when I did it in a saucepan years ago.
Now mainly just butter and eggs (sometimes cream) in a frying pan on a low heat, heat off when almost done as it still cooks.
Tend to use a wooden spatula also as it moves it round the pan better than a wooden spoon.

I found milk would just make your toast wet unless you boiled or drained it off. It never seems to stick to the egg, so no point.

*May add any of the following after cooking, spring onions, cheese, ham, salmon

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 01:49:08 pm »
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2020, 01:50:49 pm »
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2020, 01:51:17 pm »
Any of the foregoing and occasionally with chilli chips.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2020, 02:11:31 pm »
Usually with butter , small non stick frying pan over a low heat.    I've been known to use olive oil when I'm out of butter. 


A dash of chilli sauce can be nice.....
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2020, 02:58:52 pm »
Those who do add milk, what does it bring to the party?
As I said, I use a very small amount indeed. Helps to avoid the horrible dry crumbliness like overcooking gives.  Of course, not overcooking in the first place is better.
Those of you finding it wet are using FAR to much milk.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 03:02:29 pm »
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2020, 03:36:02 pm »
Just butter, eggs and seasoning. But do you whisk your eggs before adding to the hot butter, or put them in unwhisked?

I quite like a bit of old school Madras curry powder dusted on them to serve.

As a child, my mother always used to add milk - it stretched the eggs - and oft times we accompanied them with Branston pickle.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2020, 03:49:30 pm »
MrsT makes them occasionally, but I'm not that keen. When I have them, though, I like them with frankfurters.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2020, 04:03:01 pm »
Just butter, eggs and seasoning. But do you whisk your eggs before adding to the hot butter, or put them in unwhisked?

Unwhisked. Adds to the fun

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As a child, my mother always used to add milk - it stretched the eggs - and oft times we accompanied them with Branston pickle.

Probably why I add milk.  My mother, married during post war rationing and austerity, did so, and I picked up the habit, albeit reduced from egg-stretching quantities to mere lubrication levels.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2020, 05:31:30 pm »
Whisk with salt and pepper, melt butter in the pan. Slow down the cooking and stop when just at the right consistency.
There's one pan I've got that's better than the other, the time between underdone and overdone in the better pan is much longer than in the wrong pan,thus much easier to get it just right.
I'm not actually sure how necessary whisking is. In fact I'm not sure how necessary butter is either. I think the main thing is stopping cooking when at the right consistency.
One of my brothers apparently puts cheese in which my mum thinks is a travesty, but I think is probably quite nice, although I don't myself.
My other brother and my dad microwave  :-\.

citoyen

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 06:12:28 pm »
I'm not actually sure how necessary whisking is. In fact I'm not sure how necessary butter is either. I think the main thing is stopping cooking when at the right consistency.

I don't whisk the eggs - crack them into a jug and break them up with a fork, but nothing more than that. As ian has observed elsewhere, butter improves everything. Although I add it at the end of cooking and mix it in.

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My other brother and my dad microwave  :-\.

I don't have a problem with microwaving but I find it's no more convenient than doing it on the hob since you have to take the eggs out of the microwave to stir them frequently.
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citoyen

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 06:14:55 pm »
As I said, I use a very small amount indeed. Helps to avoid the horrible dry crumbliness like overcooking gives.  Of course, not overcooking in the first place is better.

Fair enough, that makes sense.

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Those of you finding it wet are using FAR to much milk.

I'm familiar with the idea of using milk to stretch the eggs but tbh I'd rather go without than have wet eggs.

What I really hate are the simultaneously dry and wet eggs you get in hotel buffets. Probably a result of being kept steaming under cloches after cooking.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 06:42:13 pm »
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2020, 06:50:49 pm »
Those who do add milk, what does it bring to the party?
It’s just the way I learnt to make them, and they’re not a thing I’ve taken the trouble to experiment with. In my fevered imagination milk vs water is how I know whether I’m scrambling or omletting.

Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2020, 07:15:50 pm »
What I really hate are the simultaneously dry and wet eggs you get in hotel buffets. Probably a result of being kept steaming under cloches after cooking.
That stuff really is yak.
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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2020, 07:39:03 pm »
I grew up with powdered egg, everything else seems a luxury.

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Re: How do you make scrambled eggs?
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2020, 08:27:34 pm »
In a microwave (I'm not safe on a stove.) On toast.
Egg milk, salt, pepper. Grated cheese if available and desired.
Zap, stir, zap, stir, zap, stir.
D uses the microwave, doesn't watch, gets eggsplurge everywhere and leaves me to the abwasch.