The Perfect Soft Scramble
My version of a perfect scrambled egg is soft and creamy, just set, and liberally sprinkled with crispy sage for crunch and dimension. This dish is super simple and comforting, yet is also really impressive to make for a special someone.
Eggs are an utterly simple delight. Cooked well they are a revelation, but as they leave little room for error they are also easy to get wrong. It’s always worth noting when a restaurant nails their eggs time after time, as it usually speaks to a skilled brigade that pays attention to the finer details.
A gentle medium heat will produce custardy eggy folds of scramble. I like to serve my scrambled eggs “soft”, just cooked and a little runny. For a firmer set simply keep the pan on the heat for a further 30 seconds until the eggs are cooked to your preference.
Elevate the eggs even further with a smattering of parmesan, buttery golden toast and some crispy sage leaves. Simply delicious.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add other herbs or ingredients to my scrambled eggs?
Herbs – omit the crispy sage and garnish your eggs with thinly sliced chives, or fresh thyme leaves. Stir mature cheddar, Emmental, Gruyere or Boursin into the eggs in the last minute of cooking for a cheesy creamy finish. Bring the heat and garnish your scramble with Lao Gan Ma chili crisps or chili flakes. Eggs are a wonderful canvas – experiment and make them your own!
Can I make this dairy-free?
Omit the butter, cream and cheese to make this dairy-free. To make up for these, add a little more cooking oil or vegan butter in place of the butter. Swap the cream for oat cream or leave it out, and finally replace the cheese with vegan parmesan, or see the FAQ above for more delicious topping ideas.
Can I double the recipe?
You can double or quadruple this recipe. Simply ensure you use a nice large frying pan to fit your toast and eggs comfortably or work in batches.