How To Make Fluffier Scrambled Eggs

We bet you already have an unlimited supply in your kitchen.

They're a breakfast basic and a true Southern staple: The scrambled egg is the unsung hero of all easy-to-prepare cuisine. Whether deepening the flavor of your fried rice, starring in your brunch burrito, or being served with bacon and toast, scrambled eggs provide a warming and light flavor that enriches even the mildest foods. But they're challenging to perfect. Most folks spend years experimenting with ingredient measurements until they find a recipe that works for them. We're here to help you speed up the process.

Some Southerners swear by adding a little milk, cheese, or even sour cream to their scrambled eggs to give the dish a delicious finish, but there is one secret ingredient that is sure to result in the fluffiest scrambled eggs you've ever tasted or served. It's water. That's right. Water is the unassuming and necessary component that your scrambled eggs desperately need.

Perfect Scrambled Eggs
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While ingredients like butter and milk give the eggs a rich and creamy flavor, they also weigh down the dish, making them tougher in texture. Water is the way to go if your ultimate goal is to cook airy scrambled eggs that feel like a cloud and melt in your mouth. It's as simple as this: add a splash of water to your already-whisked eggs. When the water heats on the stove, it produces a steaming effect, which results in surprisingly fluffy scrambled eggs.

We admit it's not rocket science, but this little trick will have everyone sitting around the breakfast table obsessing over your irresistible dish. Of course, throwing in a few extra ingredients near the end of the cooking process is always welcome. Just remember the splash of water.

 Additional Tips For Scrambled Eggs

After perfecting the basics of scrambling eggs, try one of these several tips and tricks to help enhance this dish's flavoring.

Use A Non-Stick Pan

A non-stick pan is the best way to whip up fresh and fluffy eggs. You shouldn't need to scrub or scrap the eggs off the bottom of the pan, and unless extremely seasoned, any other pan will leave you with more eggs inside it than on your plate.

Don't Crack The Eggs In The Pan

It's tempting to crack the eggs directly into the pan, especially when you're in a rush, but this will create streaky scrambled eggs. To help the eggs be soft and fluffy, you need to break the yolks apart and beat the raw eggs with a whisk or fork.

Keep The Heat Low

For best results, add the eggs and butter to a cold pan. After mixing the eggs and pouring them into a non-stick pan, keep the heat low. Most cooks prefer to cook scrambled eggs at a "low" temperature at a "slow" rate. If you place the eggs onto a hot pan, then the outside of the eggs will cook faster than in the middle.

Finish Cooking Off The Stove

Since some heat will remain in the pan, you can turn off the burner a little before completing the scrambled egg cook time. This shorter cook time helps create a slightly wet or soft consistency. When cooking in this way, make sure to keep the eggs moving so they stay custardy. 

Don't Forget The Toppings

Scrambled eggs are delicious partly because of the wide variety of toppings available. This dish is entirely customizable, and toppings range from cheeses, vegetables, herbs, and seasoning.

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