No breakfast is complete without a hot plate of fresh scrambled eggs. As delicious as they may be, scrambled eggs can become a bit boring after a while, and a little extra oomph wouldn’t hurt. Luckily, there are a few great scrambled egg hacks that will have your regular plate of eggs looking more appetizing than ever.
Whether you’re adding milk and heavy cream to make them fluffy or adding a dash of orange juice to give them a little something extra, be sure to test out these simple hacks to give your breakfast experience the upgrade it deserves.
8. Milk or Heavy Cream
Scrambled egg preferences vary greatly depending on the consumer. Some like their eggs deflated and others like them fluffy. Using thicker dairy options to liven your eggs up can be a great way to add more taste. Use sour cream or crème fraiche for “extra luxe eggs”, recommends Mashed. “The more liquid you incorporate into your eggs, the softer and more moist they will be.” This is a simple way to really make your eggs shine.
7. Orange Juice
Looking for unique flavor? Look no further than orange juice. Yes, orange juice! PopSugar’s sound advice may sound far-fetched, but apparently, it is mouthwatering. “The little dash of orange juice adds a touch of sweetness and brightness to otherwise straightforward eggs.”
6. Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine in eggs? Yes, you read that right! According to Food & Wine, doing this “gives the dish a terrifically light texture.” Be sure to choose a good dry sparkling wine to add some real flavor to your plate.
In a hurry and looking for a quick stovetop alternative? Try the microwave! The Daily Burn says that making scrambled eggs in the microwave will have your eggs ready to go in just three minutes. “All you have to do is stir them every 45 seconds until they’re cooked.”
4. Milk and Cornstarch
A great way to make your eggs unique and tasty is by using products that are already in your house. According to food blogger Lady & Pups, “just by adding a little mixture of milk and potato starch (or cornstarch), the water is forced to bind with the protein even if cooked over high heat, which solves the watery eggs disaster.”Related: Reasons Why Eggs Are the Most Important Food in your Diet
3. Chive and Basil
Looking for a greener alternative when it comes to taste? Try using chive or basil! “You can always add some chopped chives or basil, a few shavings of Parmesan cheese or some chopped red chili to the beaten egg mixture before pouring it into the pan,” says chef Jaime Oliver.
Get creative and liven up your usual breakfast routine by incorporating leftovers with your scrambled eggs. Color outside the lines and use ingredients you wouldn’t otherwise try!
1. Sheet Pan
According to Delish, using a sheet pan can really take your scrambled eggs up a notch. To use the sheet pan technique, scramble your eggs as you always do in a large bowl, then “pour them in a sheet pan, then bake until the eggs are set.” This method will have your eggs light and fluffy in no time!Related: 7 Steps to the Best Hard-boil Eggs