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Bumperlicious Sun 14-Sep-08 10:24:58

What are your tips for making scrambled eggs?

Mine always turn out pretty bland and rubbery. What do you add, if anything, to make them taste more tummy. I don't add salt at the moment because I am usually making some for DD too. How do I make them light and fluffy?

lulumama Sun 14-Sep-08 10:27:05

melt butter over a low heat, whisk up your eggs with a drop of milk or cream and then pour into the pan... keep it on a low, low heat and keep it moving constantly... got to cook it really slow.. turn heat off before it is done, as the heat will cook them a wee bit longer.. don;t let them cook too long..

Bumperlicious Sun 14-Sep-08 10:29:45

See, now I think I over cook them in between trying to make 5 pieces of toast in a 2 slice toaster!

Bumperlicious Sun 14-Sep-08 16:55:26

Bumping for more advice on the precarious balancing act on making a good brunch?

PuppyMonkey Sun 14-Sep-08 16:58:59

I do the same as lulumama... bit of milk makes them much nicer and stir all the time until you think it's NEARLY done - then turn off heat.

Brown bread toast with butter, plus salt and pepper (for you, not dd) afterwards makes all the difference. And you must always have a glass of fresh orange juice with it too. That's the law you know! grin

lulumama Sun 14-Sep-08 17:00:11

make toast in the grill and you can make 5 pieces at once

for extra luxury,snip some strips of smoked salmon into it just before you turn off the heat

DrNortherner Sun 14-Sep-08 17:04:15

Ah you see I used to whisk eggs first, then ad milk. Untill I married dh (a chef) who makes delicious scrambled eggs every time.

This is how he does it (and me now!):

Start making toast first
Melt butter in pan over a low heat
Crack eggs straight into pan
Stir gently with a wooden spoon
Keep stiring
Take off heat when they still look slightly under as they will continue to cook

Voila - perfect eggs!

Bumperlicious Sun 14-Sep-08 17:23:56

Hmmmm, interesting drnortherner. But wonder if you need to be a top chef to pull it off?

DrNortherner Sun 14-Sep-08 17:25:38

It'd only stirring some eggs!

CostaRicanCod Sun 14-Sep-08 17:25:59

farkk me afetr yesterdays macaroni chees thread, tomorrow

" how do i boil water"

chloemegjess Sun 14-Sep-08 17:28:06

Drborthener - so you don't whisk them at all then? I like the idea of putting them straight it - Less washing up!

DrNortherner Sun 14-Sep-08 17:30:38

No wisking! I thought they would never turn out right but they so do!

Lilymaid Sun 14-Sep-08 17:33:05

We do ours in the microwave, with butter but without extra milk. Stir frequently and finally remove from microwave before it is as solid as you would like - give it another stir and you will find it will continue to cook.

DrNortherner Sun 14-Sep-08 17:35:36

My method is how Gordon Ramsay does his (it's from his book)

Flibbertyjibbet Sun 14-Sep-08 17:47:26

Why more washing up if you whisk? I put the eggs in a non stick pan and whisk, so its only a whisk extra washing up. Wooden spoon to keep them moving as they cook very slowly.
I don't like Gordon Ramsays scrambled eggs, he did them once on the F word. Said they HAD to be still wet, yuk. I like my eggs 'done' but not rubbery, but NOT NOT NOT still wet, urghghghghg.

Oh and when feeling particularly northern grin, I like a dollop of brown sauce on them.

chloemegjess Sun 14-Sep-08 18:03:18

Cause we used to whisk in a cup first - I don't know why though thinking about it!! Wont agaiN!

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