How to make fluffy scrambled eggs that are truly the best! Make them with cheese or veggies, but skip the milk and the microwave. They’re easy to make in a skillet, in just 5 minutes!
Call me crazy, but I firmly believe there is a RIGHT way, and a WRONG way, to make scrambled eggs.
Make them the wrong way and you end up with either dry and rubbery eggs, OR wet and goopy eggs.
Make them the right way though (following my recipe below) and you get deliciously soft curds of scrambled egg goodness!
I see you, fellow scrambled egg lover, nodding your head in agreements and trying to contain the sudden urge to make scrambled eggs. Don’t worry – I won’t stop you.
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
These perfect scrambled eggs are:
- really truly, the best!
I know that sounds like lip-service, but it’s 100% true. Try my method once and you’ll never go back to making them any other way!
How to Make Scrambled Eggs
Making the best scrambled egg recipe is pretty straightforward:
First, you’ll make scrambled eggs without milk.
Using milk or cream leads to runny eggs.
Instead, use water and as you cook, the water will evaporate and leave tiny pockets of air. This is what makes the eggs light and fluffy and soft and creamy, all at the same time.
Second, don’t make scrambled eggs in the microwave.
Using the microwave will dry out your eggs and make them rubbery.
Instead, use the stove and they’ll be ready in 5 minutes.
Third, cook scrambled eggs low and slow – with a little bit of coconut oil – on a skillet.
I’ve tested scrambled eggs with butter, and I have tested scrambled eggs with coconut oil and coconut oil wins HANDS DOWN every time.
You’ll also also want to use a silicone spatula or a rubber spatula to help keep the curds from breaking into small pieces.
The Best Scrambled Eggs Recipe
My actual scrambled eggs “recipe” is pretty straightforward: eggs and water.
You CAN use liquid egg or just egg whites, but I’ve found that for the best scrambled eggs, you really need to use whole eggs.
What about scrambled egg calories?
Because I’m only adding water to the egg mixture (and maybe a pinch of black pepper), calories in scrambled eggs is just the eggs themselves. You can account for as much (or as little) coconut oil as you use, or you can use a non-stick cooking spray too.
Can I make scrambled eggs with cheese?
Absolutely! Add cheddar or cream cheese or even a bit of sour cream if you’d like. Just fold the cheese in gently at the very end and continue to cook JUST until the cheese is almost melted.
Two Quick Tips to Making the Very Best Scrambled Eggs Ever
After a summer of testing this recipe, here’s what you need to remember:
- Don’t be a wimpy scrambler. The more you scramble the eggs before you cook, the lighter and fluffier they become. The egg mixture should be light in color, have bubbles, and there shouldn’t be any yolk or white visible.
- Cook on medium-low heat. This is when you hover your hand about 1-2” above the pan, you can feel the heat BUT you’re not burning yourself. If you throw a bit of water into the pan and it sizzles, that’s too hot.
Tip: When I’m cooking eggs for just myself, I use a mug and a fork. If I’m making them for others, I use a pyrex medium bowl from this set and a whisk.
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What else to have with scrambled eggs?
Here are a few of my favorite breakfast dishes that pair great with scrambled eggs:
- Crock Pot Refried Beans
- Oven-Roasted Hash Browns
- Carrot and Sweet Potato Fritters
- Homemade Breakfast Sausage
- Toast (using the Best Soft White Sandwich Bread)
- Sourdough Pancakes
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- 1-2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp water
- salt & pepper to taste
- green onion, sliced (optional, but very good!)
- Melt 1 tsp coconut oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Hover your hand over the skillet. When your hand is about 1-2" away from the skillet and you feel the heat, your skillet is hot and ready.
- Swirl the oil around the pan to coat. Add 1 tsp coconut oil if the entire surface isn't coated.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs and water together very well, at least 30 seconds.
- Immediately pour into the skillet. Let the eggs cook for about 15-20 seconds.
- Using a spatula, push the eggs back from one edge all the way to the other edge of the pan. Tilt and swirl the pan so that uncooked egg moves to the empty place on the skillet where you just pushed the eggs away from. Let the eggs cook for about 10-15 seconds.
- Choosing a different edge, push the eggs away towards the other side of the pan. At this point, the majority of your eggs should be cooked.
- Push any uncooked eggs towards the center of the pan, flipping them over if necessary and cooking for just 2-5 seconds.
- Remove the eggs to a plate. The eggs will finish the last bit of cooking as they cool slightly.
- Season with salt and pepper and garnish with green onion if desired.