gordon ramsay's scrambled eggs

Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs: The Secret to Rich and Creamy Perfection

Scrambling up a batch of eggs might seem like breakfast basics, but there’s a fine line between forgettable fluff and a creamy, dreamy delight. Take it from someone who’s tried every tip in the book, from the culinary no-nos of overbeating the eggs to the game-changing add-ons that elevate your plate. The truth is, I’ve made my share of mistakes, like thinking high heat would save me time, only to end up with rubbery eggs fit for a shoe sole rather than a fork.

Take my advice: do not skimp on the seasoning because a pinch of salt can be the difference between bland and grand. And who knew that butter, not milk, would be the magic touch for that indulgent richness? It turns out that the Dos far outweigh the Don’ts, and once you’ve got the tricks down, you’re all set to whisk yourself away to scrambled egg nirvana. So, let’s crack open the secrets and bring richness and creaminess into your morning routine, Ramsay-style.

Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs are a dish that transforms your breakfast into an experience of rich and creamy indulgence. Discover the secret to perfect texture and flavor as we guide you through the renowned chef’s recipe.

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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

6

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 8 cage-free whole cold eggs

  • 4 tsp. butter

  • 1 tsp. salt, to taste

  • 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper

  • 1 tsp. sour cream (crème fraîche)

  • 2 tbsp. chopped chives for garnish

Directions

  • Crack the 8 eggs into a cold, heavy-based saucepan, add the butter, and put onto a medium-high heat.
  • Using a spatula or a whisk, continuously stir the eggs to combine the yolks with the whites.
  • As the mixture begins to set, keep stirring, scraping the bottom of the pan to ensure the eggs don’t stick. Don’t worry about over-mixing at this point; you want the eggs to be smooth and creamy.
  • The eggs will start to come together after about 2 minutes; keep stirring and remove the pan from the heat when the eggs are still slightly runny, as they will continue to cook.
  • Once off the heat, season the eggs lightly with salt and a little pepper.
  • Add the teaspoon of sour cream (crème fraîche) to the eggs. This will cool them down and stop cooking, ensuring the eggs remain moist and creamy.
  • Fold the sour cream through the eggs until well combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  • Serve the eggs on warm plates, garnishing each with a sprinkle of chopped chives over the top for added flavor and a touch of color.

Recipe Video

Notes

Do you add milk to scrambled eggs before cooking?

Some people add milk to scrambled eggs before cooking for a creamier texture. Adding milk can make the eggs lighter and fluffier but unnecessary. It’s a matter of personal preference, and some may argue that adding milk dilutes the egg flavor.

What is the trick to scrambled eggs?

The trick to making perfect scrambled eggs involves a few key steps:

  1. Low Heat: Cooking your eggs slowly over low heat prevents them from getting rubbery and overcooked.
  2. Constant Stirring: Gently stirring the eggs continuously with a spatula helps create soft curds.
  3. Pull Off Heat Early: Remove the pan before the eggs are fully set, as they will continue to cook with the residual heat.
  4. Seasoning: Add salt towards the end of cooking to prevent the eggs from getting watery.

Is milk or butter better for scrambled eggs?

Butter is generally preferred for scrambled eggs over milk. Butter adds richness and flavor and can help prevent sticking to the pan. It can also contribute to the overall creamy texture of the scrambled eggs. Milk is optional and can be used for a lighter texture, but it’s not necessary for delicious scrambled eggs.

What is the secret ingredient to add to scrambled eggs?

While there’s no one-size-fits-all secret ingredient for scrambled eggs, some popular options to enhance the flavor and texture include:

  • Cheese: Adding cheese can make the eggs extra creamy and flavorful.
  • Cream or Crème Fraîche: Substituting milk with a dollop of cream or crème fraîche can add richness.
  • Fresh Herbs: Herbs like chives, parsley, or dill can add a fresh taste.
  • Sour Cream: A spoonful of sour cream can make the eggs richer and tangier.
  • Spices: A pinch of spices like paprika, cayenne, or turmeric can add a unique twist.

Ultimately, the secret ingredient suits your taste preferences and makes your scrambled eggs special.

Summing Up

As we wrap up our culinary exploration into the silken folds of Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs, it’s clear that the route to breakfast brilliance is paved with more than just eggs and heat. Embracing these trusted techniques from Ramsay’s kitchen, you’re now armed to create a meal worthy of the spotlight at any breakfast table. Remember to cherish the simplicity of fresh ingredients, respect the delicate balance of heat, and always stir with love.

Whether you’re gearing towards a luxurious weekend brunch or adding a pizzazz to your weekday start, keep these tips in your apron pocket and get ready to whisk up some truly transformative scrambled eggs. Until the next time, you crack open a new culinary adventure, stay hungry for excellence and let every meal be made with the joy of discovery. Happy cooking, and here’s to elevating everyday eggs into an extraordinary experience!

Last Updated on February 4, 2024 by John Siracusa

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  • John Siracusa

    Hi, I'm John. I've worked in the Food Service industry for over 25 years, working in my family's business. Cooking for me has always been an art infused with traditions. My career was inspired by Hell's Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan, which has one of New York City's best independent restaurant communities. I also admire Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach to always being your best.

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