The Most Important Rule For Slow-Cooker Eggs

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The slow cooker is a jack-of-all-trades. It can make dinnertime a breeze, but did you know it could lend its skills to the breakfast table too? Thanks to the slow cooker, it couldn't be easier to whip up scrambled eggs for a crowd. In fact, it has become our new favorite method for preparing scrambled eggs, full stop. All you have to do is mix it, set it, and forget it. How easy is that? There is just one rule to remember if you're planning to make eggs in your slow cooker.

Prep the Slow Cooker

To prepare eggs in the slow cooker, it's important not to forget one important step, and you can probably guess what it is. Before pouring in the eggs, you should grease the inside of the slow cooker to ensure easy egg removal and effortless cleanup. As you would if cooking in a pan, use butter to generously grease the inside of the slow cooker bowl. Slow cooker liners will also work. Cooking spray will not coat the bowl enough, and you may be left with stuck-on eggs.

Cook the Eggs

This isn’t an overnight dish. While slow cooker eggs take more time than those cooked on the stovetop, they don’t take all night or all day. Once you whisk the eggs and include your preference of tasty additions (cheese, peppers, bacon, mushrooms, etc.), you can pour the mixture into the greased bowl of the slow cooker. Cook on low until the eggs are firm, usually up to 2 hours, depending on the size of your slow cooker and how many eggs you are cooking. Cook longer for more eggs. You'll need to stir the eggs occasionally, about every 30 minutes, for that classic scrambled egg texture.

Save Time

There you have it! It couldn't be easier to whip up scrambled eggs in the slow cooker, and it's an especially handy preparation when you're making eggs for a crowd in the early morning hours. This method gives you plenty of time to make pancakes and hash browns, start the coffee, or walk the dog. Because we're always looking for simple ways to make our favorite dishes, we're happy to see the slow cooker coming to the rescue once again.

Another great benefit of using the slow cooker for eggs? No cold eggs. You can keep the eggs warm in the slow cooker during the meal.

Check Out More Tips

Check out some of our other tips for great scrambled eggs, including How to Make Scrambled Eggs, Tips for Perfect Scrambled Eggs, and Why You Shouldn't Put Milk in Your Scrambled Eggs.

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What are your favorite foods to make in the slow cooker? Do you have any go-to breakfast dishes that are even better when prepared low and slow?

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