How to cook scrambled eggs

Learn how to make the perfect scrambled eggs every time!
Published 3 July 2017 | Updated 6 June 2024

Scrambled eggs are a healthy, customisable and protein-packed way to start your day. Whether you're a breakfast enthusiast or someone on the go, learning how to cook scrambled eggs perfectly can elevate your morning routine. With endless possibilities for adding your favourite ingredients, scrambled eggs not only provide essential nutrients but also cater to diverse taste preferences. This guide will walk you through the steps to create fluffy, delicious scrambled eggs that will energise your mornings and keep you satisfied until your next meal.


Perfect scrambled eggs


Prep time: 5 min | Cook time: 5 min
Serves: 2


Ingredients

4 eggs
1 tbs (20g) reduced-fat oil spread


Step 1

Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until totally combined (mixture should be uniform yellow).

Tip: Whisking makes sure the yolks and whites are thoroughly combined and brings air into the mixture for a fluffier end result – whisk just as you’re ready to cook, not ahead of time.

How to cook scrambled eggs step 1

Step 2

Heat a 22cm non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add spread and melt until frothy.

Tip: Don′t allow the butter to colour – if it’s too brown the eggs will taste burnt.

How to cook scrambled eggs step 2

Step 3

Add egg mixture and reduce heat to medium – this gives you more control and helps avoid overcooking the egg. Stand without stirring, for 30 seconds. Push a spatula from the edge of pan to the centre to create large curds. Repeat until three-quarters of egg is set. Remove pan from heat before eggs are totally cooked and divide between 2 plates.

Tip: The eggs continue cooking once taken off the heat.

How to cook scrambled eggs step 3

SERVING SUGGESTION: Wilted spinach and toasted sourdough.

Perfect scrambled eggs

Other cooking methods to try...


English method:
Whisk eggs in a medium saucepan until smooth and uniform yellow. Add chopped spread, season and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until medium curds appear. Remove from heat before eggs are totally cooked.


French method:
Whisk eggs in a medium metal bowl until smooth and uniform yellow. Add chopped spread and season. Place the bowl over a medium saucepan of boiling water. Reduce heat to medium. Whisk for 5-6 minutes or until small curds appear. Remove from heat before eggs are totally cooked.


Serving tips:

  • Sprinkle this classic dish with a tablespoon of grated parmesan and finely chopped fresh jalapeño chilli.
  • Go Indian and add a pinch of garam masala, fresh chilli and fresh coriander.
  • Add 30g grated, light cheddar cheese and 2 chopped green shallots at the end of cooking.