For most people, learning the perfect "recipe" for making scrambled eggs sounds silly, like learning how to "make" cheese and crackers. You just crack a few eggs, scramble them, and maybe add a little milk or cream. Voila, scrambled eggs!
But according to celebrity chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, you're making a big mistake. He's toured the world as the host of CNN's Parts Unknown, so he's sampled lots of eggs, and he's identified the one mistake that even experienced chefs make.
He says most people "overcomplicate" the dish. His recipe doesn't include milk or cream, because he believes "a scrambled egg is principally about the egg."
Try his recipe and decide if he's right:
- Make sure your eggs are fresh, you can use this vintage trick if you can't tell.
- Crack your eggs on a flat surface, then pour them into a bowl (this way you can be 100% sure there are no bits of shell).
- Preheat a frying pan -it should be very hot - and add a generous piece of butter to coat the pan.
- Beat your eggs gently with a fork so the mixture doesn't turn completely yellow.
- Immediately pour your eggs into the pan.
- Let the eggs solidify, then stir with a fork in a figure-8 pattern to fold them into large, fluffy mounds.
Watch this video if you're still not sure how it's done, or try our 1-minute microwave eggs if you're in a hurry!
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