Scrambled eggs are probably the first things you learned to cook. Perhaps you consider them among the easiest foods to prepare for breakfast. However, what you don’t know is that even this very simple dish can cause you to make numerous mistakes. Here are the top mistakes to avoid when cooking, so you have fluffier, tastier, and healthier scrambled eggs:
Mistake #1: You still use your old cast iron.
While you may still trust your old cast irons, it is time for you to use a nonstick pan when cooking scrambled eggs. This way, everything – from the bottom to the sides – will be cooked perfectly. Also, you will have less scrubbing to do after cooking.
Mistake #2: You rely too much on milk and cream.
Milk and cream can make your scrambled eggs tasty, but if you are already using quality eggs, you do not need these extras. Although you can add butter at the end, you really do not have to add more dairy just to make the eggs creamier. Use olive oil if you don’t like butter.
Mistake #3: You crack the eggs right into the pan.
You’ve seen it on TV and even pros do it, but having another dirty dish is the way to go if you want your eggs to be yummier and healthier. Use a bowl and crack them there. Use a whisk to separate the yolks before you beat the eggs.
Mistake #4: You cook on high heat.
Never ever cook scrambled eggs on high heat. Go for low heat even though it may take longer to cook them. This way, you reduce the risk of overcooking and browning the eggs. Plus, you gain control over the egg’s consistency.
Mistake #5: You don’t know when to stop cooking the eggs.
Don’t wait for the eggs to be brown before you take them out of the nonstick pan. The trick here is to know the right timing of when to take the eggs off the heat. Remember that scrambled eggs actually continue to cook even with residual heat, so if you take them off longer, this will dry them out. When the eggs still look wet (not runny though), take them off the pan.
Mistake #6: You use any kind of eggs, including old ones.
Eggs are at their best during their first week. They taste better at this time and they have more porous shells. Plus, they lose their moisture and they absorb odor better than older ones. Use eggs that spend less time in your fridge to have healthy and more delicious scrambled eggs.
You don’t have to be a kitchen master to practice these tips. Improve your scrambled eggs by following the advice given above.