How to Make Scrambled Eggs Step by Step Instruction – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Published on March 11, 2023 | Last Updated on June 24, 2023

Scrambled eggs are a breakfast staple for many people. They’re quick to make, satisfying, and they work for almost any meal of the day. It’s hard to mess up scrambled eggs, but there is an art to making them just right: fluffy and light on the inside with some nice golden brown edges on top. In this post, I’ll teach you how to cook perfect scrambled eggs step by step!

How to Make Scrambled Eggs Step by Step Instruction

1. Gather ingredients:

The first thing you’ll want to do is gather your ingredients. You will need two eggs per person, a little butter or oil for the pan (I use drizzling from my hand), salt and pepper, milk (can be cream or skim), and any other additions like cheese, veggies, etc. 

I usually just scramble with one egg at a time, but some people prefer cooking them in batches of three so that they don’t have to keep stopping what they’re doing once the eggs are ready. It’s up to you! 

2. Crack some eggs:

How to Make Scrambled Eggs Step-by-Step Instruction
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The next step is cracking the egg into a bowl without breaking them or letting any whites escape from their shell beans. 

3. Add milk:

Then add milk into the bowl and whisk very well until the yolks and white part mix together. Adding milk is totally optional, but it will make your scrambled eggs tender and tastier if you do so.

4. Heat the frying pan:

Heat the frying pan
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The next step is finding your favorite frying pan for scrambled eggs and getting it heated up on medium-high heat before adding butter or oil. Make sure your pan is PFOA-free. If you don’t know what does pfoa free mean, you can follow this link to learn more about it. Our Easy Kitchen Guide blog has a detailed post regarding this subject.

If using an electric stovetop, make sure you buy yourself an extra burner if you’re cooking for many people. 

Then add two teaspoons of butter or olive oil. I prefer to use butter if you love it because it will make your eggs taste so much better!

5. Add the egg mixture into the pan:

When the pan heats up, pour the egg mixture into the pan and reduce the heat to medium to low. Let cook it on medium to low heat until just barely starting to set but still very runny (about two minutes). 

At this point, stir often using a rubber spatula that’s been dipped in water before scooping up eggs to keep them from sticking together too badly. 

6. Add flavor:

If they are getting dry, add more cream or milk, about two teaspoons worth per egg. This step will keep the scrambled eggs from dry out and rubbery texture. Once eggs have reached the desired consistency, add flavor to them. 

You can add sautéed mushrooms, minced herbs, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, or anything you like to eat with. Then add salt and pepper to taste.

7. Serve and enjoy:

Gently turn the eggs until they are cooked but still moist at the bottom of the pan. Once taking the pan off the heat, continue to stir the eggs until fully cooked. This helps prevent overcooking and ensures they will be fluffy. Serve immediately, ideally on warmed plates that you’ve made in the oven, and enjoy your breakfast. I find that if you cook an egg too long then it gets tough or rubbery which is not what you’re looking for. So, you should eat your desired fluffy scrambled eggs immediately. 


The wrap up:

Thanks for reading this recipe about how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. I hope you’ve found this guide helpful. And from now on, you can cook your most desired flavorful fluffy or creamy scrambled eggs in your breakfast.

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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