Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs epitomize a delicious and fluffy breakfast dish. Made with a few simple ingredients and cooked using a gentle technique, these eggs are the perfect way to start your day. Ramsay’s recipe calls for cracking the eggs into a cold, non-stick pan with a generous dollop of butter and cooking them over low heat while stirring continuously with a rubber spatula. (Also see Gordon Ramsay Breakfast Burger)
Seasoned with salt and pepper and a splash of cream or crème fraîche, the eggs are cooked until soft and slightly runny before being taken off the heat to finish cooking. The result is a plate of fluffy, creamy scrambled eggs that will become a breakfast favorite. (Learn more about Gordon Ramsay Eggs Benedict with Crispy Parma Ham)
Equipment You Need For Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Recipe
To make Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs, you will need the following equipment:
- Non-stick frying pan: A non-stick frying pan is recommended for cooking scrambled eggs.
- Whisk or fork: You need a whisk or fork to beat the eggs.
- Spatula: A spatula will be needed to scramble and flip the eggs in the pan.
- Butter: Gordon Ramsay recommends using butter for cooking eggs.
- Salt and pepper: Salt and pepper are used to season the eggs.
These basic kitchen tools are all you need to make Gordon Ramsay’s famous scrambled eggs, a simple yet delicious dish perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time of day.
I’ve used and recommend both cookware sets, the ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set and the All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware; both are well-made pans with a solid, heavy bottom, heat fast, and they get the job done. Visit the ScanPan or All-Clad on Amazon. (Learn more about Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Essential Tools)
What Does Gordon Ramsay Put In His Scrambled Eggs?
Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs are made using a simple technique that results in creamy, flavorful eggs. He starts by cracking three eggs into a cold, non-stick pan and adding a generous amount of butter. The pan is placed over low heat, and Ramsay stirs the eggs continuously with a rubber spatula to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.
As the eggs come together, Ramsay adds a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning and a splash of cream or crème fraîche for a luxurious, creamy texture. The eggs are cooked until soft and slightly runny but not completely set.
To finish cooking the eggs, Ramsay takes the pan off the heat and allows the residual heat to finish the cooking process. The result is a plate of deliciously creamy and flavorful scrambled eggs, a staple in Ramsay’s breakfast repertoire.
Scrambled Egg Sandwich Recipe
Here is a recipe for a delicious and easy-to-make scrambled egg sandwich:
- 2 slices of bread
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional toppings: cheese, ham, bacon, avocado, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise
- Crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat them with a fork until the yolks and whites are combined.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted, pour in the beaten eggs.
- Use a rubber spatula to stir the eggs continuously as they cook, scraping the bottom of the pan; so the eggs don’t stick.
- When the eggs are almost cooked to your liking, season them with salt and pepper.
- Toast the bread slices and assemble the sandwich by placing the scrambled eggs on one slice of bread and adding any desired toppings.
- Top with the other slice of bread and serve immediately.
This recipe can be customized with any toppings you like, such as cheese, ham, bacon, avocado, tomato, lettuce, or mayonnaise. It’s a simple and delicious way to enjoy scrambled eggs for breakfast or lunch in a sandwich.
How to Cook Scrambled Eggs Like Gordon Ramsay
- Crack Whole Cold eggs into a deep sauté pan. *Note to make smaller batches use a 2-to-1 eggs-to-butter ratio
- Place the pan on high heat and add the butter.
- Make sure you are not scraping the bottom of the deep sauté pan. Stirring continuously with a rubber spatula, don’t whisk it.
- Take the pan off the heat after 30 seconds, but you must keep stirring. After 10 seconds, place the deep sauté pan back on the heat. Keep repeating this process for 3 minutes.
- Now, start the season of the eggs lightly at the last minute of cooking. For an additional creamy texture, mix in 1 tsp. of sour cream (crème fraîche).
- Plate eggs and top with garnished chopped chives.
Gordon Ramsay’s Tips for Making Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Gordon Ramsay is known for his delicious and perfectly cooked scrambled eggs. Here are some of his top tips for making the perfect scrambled eggs:
- Use a non-stick pan: A non-stick pan is recommended to prevent the eggs from sticking and burning.
- Cook over low heat: Low heat ensures the eggs cook evenly and don’t become tough or rubbery.
- Use a rubber spatula: A rubber spatula is gentle on the eggs and allows even stirring and scraping of the pan.
- Add butter for flavor: Butter adds a rich, buttery flavor and helps to create a creamy texture.
- Season with salt and pepper: Salt and pepper enhance the flavor of the eggs and add a bit of spice.
- Don’t overcook the eggs: The eggs should be soft and slightly runny, not completely set.
- Use cream or crème fraîche: Adding a splash of cream or crème fraîche helps to create a velvety texture and delicious flavor.
- Let the eggs rest: Once cooked, let them rest for a few seconds to allow the residual heat to finish cooking them.
Following these tips, you can make perfect scrambled eggs like Gordon Ramsay.
How Long Does Gordon Cook Scrambled Eggs?
Gordon Ramsay’s technique for cooking scrambled eggs takes about four minutes. You want to cook the eggs lightly for fluffy scrambled eggs because scrambled eggs can turn rubbery on high heat.
Instead of slowly cooking the scrambled eggs on low heat, Gordon prepares his eggs on medium heat. As soon as he sees the egg curds starting to get thick, Gordon removes the pan from the heat, and for 20 seconds, he lets the eggs sit to continue to cook off the heat before returning the eggs to medium heat for an additional 90 seconds.
When Does Gordon Season his Scrambled Eggs?
You don’t want to salt Scrambled eggs ahead of time, or your eggs will turn gray.
Adding salt to scrambled raw eggs will cause the eggs to start breaking down before you even start cooking them. Wait to season them until you have removed the eggs from the heat for the last time before adding a touch of kosher or coarse sea salt.
How Gordon Serves his Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are delightful all by themselves, but you can make it a whole meal by serving them with:
Serve on a buttered croissant, sourdough bread, or toasted brioche with smoked salmon, topped with fresh herbs, like freshly snipped chives, or on a warm corn tortilla of tomatillo salsa, with a side of sautéed Campari tomatoes and portobello mushrooms.
Are Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Good?
Gordon Ramsay guarantees his scrambled eggs will be “light and fluffy,” “soft and rich” if you keep to his meticulous coaching. You don’t need to add the chives if you don’t like them; you can mix them in your ingredients; however, scrambled eggs are most excellent when they have the right texture!
Should You Add Milk to Scrambled Eggs?
If you are in the routine of mixing milk or a light cream as you whisk eggs, stop now! Milk doesn’t make scrambled eggs richer, softer, or stretch out the eggs. Adding mike to scrambled eggs dilutes the flavor, producing rubbery, colorless eggs comparable to what you find at institutional cafeterias.
How Should Scrambled Eggs Look?
Scrambled eggs should look velvety and fluffy. They should be as dry and firm as possible for flavor, retain their shape, and be silky, moist curls of cooked egg.
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