Kitchen Hacks

Make Your Scrambled Eggs Creamier—Without Adding a Thing

You just need ... your blender!

March  8, 2017

To make the dreamiest, creamiest scrambled eggs, you don't need any additional ingredients: No cream or half-and-half or crème fraîche; no cornstarch or potato starch; no "who's-its and what's-its galore."

But what you do need is a blender.

There, on the left, is our destination. And there, on the right, is how we'll get there.

And while this doesn't bother me—I rip-roar through the kitchen using every utensil and appliance in site—, perhaps it will irk you. (Commenters, have at it!)

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And so I defer to Tyler Kord, Chef at No. 7, author of the delightful A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches, and brain-father of the Broccoli Classic.

While "there are many ways to [scramble eggs], and all of them are good, there is one perfect way," Kord writes. And the only "secret" to the Platonic scramble, according to Kord?

Crack the eggs into a blender and puree on the lowest setting until the eggs are totally uniform.

When the yolks and whites are completely blended together...

...your scrambled eggs will taste better than if they are only partially mixed with a fork. I think it's that the uniformity in the protein composition allows the eggs to cook more evenly and gives you a much smoother texture [...]. They are so delicious that people will ask you if you put milk or cheese in them, and you will say, 'No,' and they will respect you for it but will still be a little dubious.

And, in my experience, it's true! I tasted the eggs and dropped my jaw. They were homogenous and lush, creamy but not damp, good to eat on their own but also the ideal consistency for a sandwich. And they had a pure eggy-in-a-good-way flavor, not dulled at all by intervening dairy products.

They were the best scrambled I had ever made.

Ignore all the other random stuff on my plate (hazelnut? sweet potato?) and focus on those eggs.

Here's how it works:

  1. Blend four eggs, letting the machine whir for just 3 to 5 seconds, until the eggs are totally uniform and a bit frothy. (You can try this with a whisk, but I believe you can achieve with a blender what you cannot by hand.)
Looks like a latte!

2. Pour the eggs from the blender into a nonstick pan, add 1 teaspoon butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and set over medium-low heat.

3. Use a heatproof rubber spatula to stir the eggs well until they just start to set.

4. Now slow your stirring, allow large curds to develop. "Scrambled eggs should have curds about the size of a quarter," Kord writes. "We are not making those goofy French ones that look like cottage cheese; we are making something that looks like what your mom made for you when you were a kid. But the perfect version of that."

5. When you have glossy, quarter-sized curds, you're done. Eat! Rejoice! Resolve to keep your blender in a more readily-accessible place.

I may have taken it a little bit too far, but regardless: These are great scrambled eggs!

I know there are a lot of ways to scramble eggs, and a lot of claims of perfection, but I'm declaring an allegiance: From here on out, this is my actual go-to method—blender and all.

How do you make your scrambled eggs? Tell us in the comments below.
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79 Comments

gigi123 April 24, 2021
I've been making my scrambled eggs without adding anything and getting compliments for years. My secret - letting the butter brown to the noisette stage before adding the eggs....then just keep moving them from the edge to the center until they reach the stage you want - give them a swirl and serve. I like mine a little wet.
 
nancy S. April 20, 2021
I use my Martini shaker....works every time.
 
Jennifer B. April 4, 2021
I use the old fashioned egg beater, as I grew up hearing it called, and have always cooked really good scrambled eggs:)
 
Sue B. April 20, 2021
I totally agree and so much easier to clean up!
 
Cynthia T. March 23, 2021
That PLATE of food tho!! It looks SO delicious. Are those brussels sprouts?!!
 
Russell W. March 22, 2021
I found something similar, but much easier to clean up. Use a salad dressing shaker that is about 1/2 liter. Drop in 2-4 eggs and your seasoning. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. I will do this a few times as you let the eggs warm to about room temp. Put you butter in a warm pan. Shake 30 seconds and dump in. Wash lid and bottle. Start stirring you eggs. Plate.
 
Maria I. March 7, 2021
I can't believe how well this worked. I love soft scrambled eggs but I tend to overcook them when I make them for myself. These were soft, creamy and delicious. Only downside is having to wash my blender after but I'll never go back to my regular method. Thank you!
 
Teresa M. March 4, 2021
We use a handheld, small, battery operated latte/milk frother for about 30 seconds. Same idea but you can just throw the spoon sized wand in your dash washer for simple cleanup. My sometimes add in a pinch of baking powder, if we have it. Works perfectly and taste is amazing.
 
John N. March 4, 2021
Wait, after convincing me the “best/favorite” way to make scrambled eggs was with cream, corn starch and such; now you say “nah.... you don’t need cream, corn starch” as if only idiots use that old technique. 🙄
Now we should just turn them to foam. 🤔
Ok.... I’ll give this one a try too. I can wash the blender rather than just some bowls. 😳😀
 
janet V. March 11, 2020
A hand mixer is easier to clean (wipe down the body, throw the beaters in the dishwasher,) and achieves the same results. I've always used it when making scrambled eggs for a crowd.
For individual servings I remove the calazy (the white thing surrounding the yolk,) beat with a fork in a bowl until my hand hurts and figure I've burned a few calories!
 
Stephanie S. April 4, 2021
Janet V,
It’s actually called the CHALAZA, just a bit of collagen that anchors the yolk, top & bottom, keeping it in the center, protected.
Harmless, tho I’ve seen people fishing each one out with a fork!
Will try the blender, Thanks🤗
 
Anne B. March 8, 2020
Years ago in San Francisco my next door neighbor, the late Billy West, owned the Zuni Cafe and had offered me a large bag of mesquite for my Weber. I drove down from Telegraph Hill to Zuni and parked in the alley where Billy loaded my car. He refused any compensation but I felt I should at least order breakfast. As a lover of scrambled eggs it was what I ordered not expecting any thing special due to dismal restaurant experience with eggs. The plate of eggs Billy brought me were heavenly—light, fluffy, and tasting of real egg. (It is common for restaurants to use powdered eggs.) I pressed Billy for his secret and he said that they just steamed them with espresso machines spout because it was included in the machines instruction booklet.
 
Nicola March 7, 2021
I love this memory! Zuni had incredible table side Caesar salad and an old neighbor of mine (since deceased)- Mrs. Stewart’s cookies on the menu. Herb Rita used to hang out there. They served fresh strawberries with balsamic glaze. Right on a slim corner of Market street, landmark before the dot com boom. I was a cook then at Chloe’s cafe in Noe valley, another fresh and refreshing eatery. Herb Caen reviewed our croissant French toast, and we were sold out by 10:00am for weeks. No cell phones. Walked by Delores park every day for work. Developed and printed my photos at the Harvey Milk photo center at Duboce park. It was a fun and reasonable time to be living in San Francisco.
 
Zeeva G. March 8, 2020
You say to put the butter in the pan after the eggs. Will have to try that.
 
Susan March 8, 2020
I make eggs as described and they are utterly creamy delish! I do not use a blender just a whisk as I am allergic to extra wash up ! All comments regarding add ins simply don’t address the point. It’s just you, the eggs, butter and the pan! If you haven’t tried it this way, you should, then you will have something with which to compare!
 
taash March 8, 2020
I whisk my scrambled eggs *thoroughly* — @ 2 minutes — before they go into the pan, no blender needed. However, I have found that for ideally creamy, buttery eggs, there IS a magic ingredient: clarified butter. Every time I use clarified butter, the eggs are uniformly lush and buttery.
 
Lwooderson March 4, 2020
I use a milk frothier to mix my eggs with a dash of half and half and a splash of Club Soda!
Low n slow! Best scrambled eggs ever🥚🥚
 
[email protected] March 5, 2019
Seriously ? Have you learned NOTHING from Jacques & Julia ??
 
Sandi June 27, 2018
I Really don't want to pull out & clean-up my blender just make eggs! Like others, I've been Shaking-up my eggs --with a bit of of milk-- in a Jar for about 15+ years, and they come out Great. Add a little Stirred (and therefore Runny) Goat Cheese near the end of cooking, and Never let them cook until Dry -- you've got Perfection! Pepper to taste after plating...
 
Jaye B. June 29, 2018
I agree about the blender, plus I'm not a fan of putting a lot of air into the eggs. It's 'creamy' I'm looking for, not fluffy. Now I wonder if someone is going to invent an "As Seen On TV" special jar - maybe with interior protrusions for mixing faster - just to shake up eggs. I have a plastic cup with a lid from my Mom that has a sculpted design jutting from the bottom. It only holds about 8 oz but she always used it to mix a flour & water thickener or vinegar & sugar for cucumbers. I'm going to try an egg in it. And I'll be looking for "stirred" goat cheese which I've never heard of!
 
Sandi June 29, 2018
Sounds like a neat little Cup, Jaye!
But the Goat cheese -- it's just regular, soft goat cheese you can find in little tubs. Or the little log versions probably would work too -- just make sure it's Soft. Then you put some in a bowl and Mash it up with a fork & Stir it until it's creamy-smooth, kinda like icing/frosting. Then add it to your eggs. =0)
 
Jaye B. June 29, 2018
After all my years of cooking, I'm always surprised at what I learn in Food52's comments. I've never noticed goat cheese in a tub when grocery shopping; have always bought the log. I have used whipped cream cheese in eggs when I've had it on hand for appetizer recipes. I do like the combo of eggs & almost any cheese so thanks for the info on the tubs!
 
Fran M. June 9, 2018
I started throwing my eggs in to my silver bullet about 10 years ago & love how fluffy & creamy they are.
 
Françoise C. March 4, 2018
Bain marie !
 
Ron S. March 4, 2018
Save a tablespoon or two of the raw egg to add to the mixture at the end of cooktime. Leaves the eggs creamy and delicious......... Ala Jacques P. Viola !!
 
Julie C. October 26, 2017
ER...'Without adding a thing' ? There's butter and salt in the recipe and the article mentions not having any taint of dairy. I assume that means butter as well. But, it achieved a desirable effect, now I need to eat scrambled eggs, yum!