The key to making fluffy scrambled eggs is to make them using fresh ingredients and then serve and eat them immediately. The techniques for making perfect scrambled eggs can be learned with practice. The following steps will help youÂ achieveÂ this delicious fluffy egg delight.
Supermarket eggs are already at least twenty-four hours old when they are sold. Some people in urban areas have started to keep a couple of pet hens. This ensures they get really fresh eggs. If you do this you need to care of your pet chickens, but the glory of being able to eat really fresh new laid eggs is worth a little effort.
Check your eggsâ€™ freshness
Whatever your source of eggs, you will need to learnÂ to recognize what a fresh egg looks like. A fresh egg hasÂ a firm yolk and thick viscous egg white. When you crack your eggs into the mixing bowl, check that the yolk stands strong and proud. It should be the shape of a baseball cut in half. It should be a symmetrical half-spherical shape. Â When eggs are several days old, the yolk sinks down and the white becomes thinner and runnier.
Beating the eggs
To make fluffy scrambled eggs whisk the yolk and white together briskly using a fork. This should be done by hand; there is no need to use an electric whisk. It will take less than a minute of wrist whisking action. As you beat the fork briskly, raise your arm up and down slightly to trap air into the mixture.
Again, make sure that the milk is as fresh as possible. Semi-skimmed whole milk works best for this dish. For each person use two beaten eggs and one tablespoon of milk. Gently stir the milk into the foaming eggs and add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
Cooking the scrambled eggs
Melt a knob of butter in a non-stick pan. With a wooden spoon or non-stick spatula move it around and ensure it covers the whole of the pan before you add the eggs. Keeping the heat on high, pour in the beaten egg mixture.
As the eggs cook, gently move the mixture from the center to the sides of the pan. By doing this, you will ensure that all parts of the eggs can reach the hot surface of the pan and cook.
The big secret of successfulÂ fluffy scrambled eggs!
The frying pan must be removed from the heat source before the eggs are fully cooked. The scrambled eggs will continue to cook using the heat retained by the pan, even after you have taken them off the heat. Taking them off the heat early stops the eggs getting overcooked and thus keeps them nice and soft and fluffy.
Eat and serve
The smell will be so tempting that youâ€™ll have no trouble sitting down and eating them immediately. Fluffy scrambled eggs are great on their own or you can eat them with hot buttered toast.