How to scramble eggs

Updated February 21, 2017

Scrambled eggs are a classic breakfast staple, but can be surprisingly difficult to master. The key is in the texture. To make them creamy in texture, they need to be cooked slowly over low heat.

The big tip here is knowing that cooking the eggs at a higher temperature makes them rubbery. Some of the "hard scrambled" types like this. If that's you, then of course, crank it up. But stir the eggs more often so they don't burn.

Serves one.

Crack one to three large eggs in a bowl.

Add a splash of milk.

Add a dash of pepper and salt.

Beat with a fork or whisk until well combined.

Heat a skillet over a medium-low flame.

Melt 7.5 g (1/2 tbsp) of butter in the skillet.

Pour the beaten eggs into the skillet.

Let the eggs cook undisturbed until they begin to set, then stir them off the bottom of the pan gently.

Continue cooking until the eggs are the consistency you like.

Stir cheese or any other additions into the eggs 1 or 2 minutes before you're going to serve them.


Eggs cooked for a shorter period of time are "scrambled soft." If cooked longer, they are "scrambled hard." The "ideal" of scrambled eggs is soft and creamy, but some really like 'em hard - even browned on the edges. (These people might well try omelettes; see Related eHows articles.)

Things You'll Need

  • 1 to 3 large eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Frying pan
  • Spatulas
  • Wire whisks or fork
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