Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

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Author Notes: Adapted from the recipe for Fluffy Eggs from Molly Keane's Nursery Cooking, a lovely cookbook I picked up at the library book sale. The entire book is filled with endearing stories of Mrs. Keane’s youth and her life as a widowed mother of two young children. The recipes are equally delightful. And the illustrations, by Linda Smith, are enchanting.

I haven't added any trimmings to these eggs, but I think some minced herbs would be lovely. And a few crispy rashers of bacon or some breakfast sausage would be well-suited. Along with a squirt of ketchup. (Don't yuck my yum.)
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Food52 Review: Mrslarkin's Fluffy Scrambled Eggs are, to put it simply, a treasure. Just when you are sure there can be nothing more done to a mere egg (or two), along comes this deceptively simple recipe. Try not to leave out the cream, it puts it over the top! These should not be wolfed down on a busy weekday morning; rather, they should be savored and enjoyed down to every last fluffy morsel. We served them with a bit of fresh herbs tossed in, alongside some beautifully crisp organic bacon and a cup of the Spouse's hand-roasted coffee. Heavenly.wssmom

Serves 1

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. In a small nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Separate the yolks and whites. Place yolks in a 1-cup measuring cup and add two small pinches of salt and the cream. Whisk with a fork to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, place the whites, add two small pinches of salt and beat with a whisk to stiff peaks.
  4. Gently fold the yolks into the whites.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook, stirring gently, until eggs begin to set.
  6. Alternatively, this can be cooked as an omelet, filled, and folded over.
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over 2 years ago stinkycheese

Wow, what a great recipe. I made eggs this way for brunch for 6 people and it was a real hit. A little challenging to work with over a dozen eggs at once, but it still came out great. Thanks.

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Thank you, stinkycheese. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Glad it works with lots of eggs, too.

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almost 3 years ago sweetlolo

These are awesome. Didn't have any cream on hand so just used milk, but they were still light, fluffy, creamy and delicious.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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That's so great to hear, sweetlolo. Thanks for letting me know. And good to know it works well with milk, too.

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almost 3 years ago deanna1001

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous. I used three eggs and served two (used 2 Tbs. cream.) Just when you think there isn't anything new to be said about scrambled eggs...thanks so much. Will be making this a regular. (Also love the exercise required to beat the whites...makes me feel like I deserve the cream and butter.)

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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That is great, deanna1001!! Glad you enjoyed it. I really love these eggs, and the bonus workout! :)

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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What a great technique! But I have to yuck your yum ;)

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Ha! just saw this. I used to be a hater, too. Not sure what changed - but it's sooo good!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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I just have to say tis again, these are the BEST scrambled eggs ever. It's now the only way I will eat a scrambled egg.

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) Thank you! Your are too kind!

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about 3 years ago Lizthechef

Now, if we can just get you and the Family Scone home post-Irene...Thumbs up!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thx, liz. Yes, fingers crossed! Can't get back to rental (with the viking range) so are stuck @ the cooperstown best western (with the microwave.) On bright side, we will play baseball today!

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about 3 years ago ashleypiersonchasesdinner

I made these for breakfast this morning! Thanks so much for posting. My sister and her family, along with mine gobbled up every last bite!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Super! Thanks for letting me know, Ashley!

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about 3 years ago WileyP

So long as you are using homemade ketchup, mrslarkin, I suppose it is excusable. Since breakfast is already over at my house, this recipe will have to wait for later - like breakfast for dinner tonight! This reall does look wonderful. Thanks for posting it! (PS: And if you haven't a good recipe for homemade ketchup, let me know and I'll post a couple!)

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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You're welcome, WileyP! Let me know how it turns out for you. I've never made homemade ketchup. Is it easy?? Yes! Please post!

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about 3 years ago WileyP

Oh, Yea - These eggs are wonderful. Light and fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious just as advertised. What you didn't mention was that each of those gazillion tiny little air bubbles captures the aroma of the cooking eggs and as you eat them, that aroma releases and adds an extra dimension to the experience. Thanks again, mrslarkin!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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You're welcome, WileyP! So very glad you liked the eggs. Might be trying these next time with some of your cloned ketchup.

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about 3 years ago marynn

I am going to die of eggs I love them so much. This must happen this Sunday!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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That would make an epically awesome epitaph. Good luck on Sunday. ;)

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about 3 years ago Niknud

Confession time: I put hot sauce on my eggs, ketchup on my grilled cheese and melted cheese on things it has no business being on (ramen noodles). There is no judging here!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Hear hear! Speaking of which, I put Cholula on the last batch. Might mix the hot sauce WITH the ketchup next time, I'm so crazy.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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YUM and HURRAH! Hot sauce and eggs and ketchup and grilled cheese eaters unite! (I put ketchup on eggs, too)

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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omg aargersi, i just had a crazy idea. why not combine that all in one, slap some cheese on these, and put 'em in a sangwidge. I might even use a croissant, and be all fancy-like.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Have never made scarmbled eggs like that before, love fluffy eggs and no fear of the "k" word here. Love this!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, sdebrango! Let me know if you try these.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Made this for breakfast this morning, have to say they are the best scrambled eggs I've had. So fluffy and light and buttery. Yum! I will use this from now on when I make scrambled eggs. Thanks mrslarkin!!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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that is terrific, s! thank you for letting me know. Next time I make these, I'm going to cut the cream to 1 tablespoon. Not sure if a full 2 TB is necessary. What do you think?

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I liked the two tbs of cream, there is nothing better to me than a creamy buttery scrambled egg. It was like eating a souffle but easy to make and instant gratification. I had it with some ham and I was in heaven!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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I used jumbo eggs and the 2 tbs was fine but if you use large eggs then maybe you are right 1 tbs will be better. No matter how you make them they are brilliant!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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I will make these again tomorrow and test out the 1 tbs.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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I love a woman who's not afraid of the k word.

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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:) k k k k k k! I am fearless.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

I'll "yum" your yum, mrslarkin...would go good with salsa and the tortillas I just posted...like this morning! :)

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks, lapadia. I agree, your tortillas would be fantastic with these!