Nearly everyone thinks they know how to make scrambled eggs, but really exceptional ones are trickier than they seem and chefs all have their special methods for making them. Where to whisk ‒ bowl or pan ‒ and for how long? What to add, how much and when? Here are a few tips from some of today’s most watched chefs, offering intriguing hints for their own versions of outstanding scrambled eggs.
From Alton Brown, creator and host of Good Eats on the Food Network, and the host and main commentator on Iron Chef America, among others:
Whisking with whole milk is the secret to his favorite recipe. Brown also urges putting an oven-safe plate in a low oven or in hot water while the eggs are cooking.
Cold plates suck the heat right out of food, says the recipe. This is Alton Brown’s scrambled egg recipe.
From Gordon Ramsay, the restaurateur, celebrity chef and star of Hell’s Kitchen:
For Ramsay, low and slow along with one secret ingredient make his eggs truly unusual. Although not a simple recipe for everyday use, the finished dish looks more like a custard and will melt in your mouth. Be one of the over 17M people who have watched him as he demonstrates the making of his recipe.
From Mario Batali, American chef, writer and restaurateur:
Batali takes scrambled eggs up to gourmet status by adding mascarpone and/or parmesan cheese, then makes them
spectacular by topping them with shaved truffle. Click here to learn how to make the eggs named after his two sons.
And you thought you knew how to scramble eggs.