Perfect Scrambled Eggs

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    These eggs cook very quickly, so it’s important to be ready to eat before you start to cook them.

    To dress up the dish, add 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley, chives, basil, or cilantro or 1 tablespoon of dill or tarragon to the eggs after reducing the heat to low.


  1. 8 eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  2. 1/4 c half-and-half
  3. salt to taste
  4. pepper to taste
  5. 1 T unsalted butter, chilled
  6. see notes for optional add-ins.


  1. Beat eggs, yolks, half-and-half, 3/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper with fork until eggs are thoroughly combined and color is pure yellow; do not overbeat.
  2. Heat butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until foaming just subsides (butter should not brown), swirling to coat pan.
  3. Add egg mixture and, using rubber spatula, constantly and firmly scrape along bottom and sides of skillet until eggs begin to clump and spatula just leaves trail on bottom of pan, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and gently but constantly fold eggs until clumped and just slightly wet, 30 to 60 seconds.
  5. Immediately transfer eggs to warmed plates and season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Type of Food: Egg Dish
Key Ingredient: Eggs,Basil
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Stovetop

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