I’m on a roll this weekend, so I decided to knock out another episode of Good Eats. I was at Season 1, Episode 3 - The Egg Files. I made the scrambled eggs from this episode. Like the last two, it’s a very simple recipe, it differs from standard scrambled eggs slightly in that he adds some milk to the eggs before beating them, and starts them low and then cranks the heat to finish. It goes like this.
Put some eggs in a bowl
Add one tablespoon of milk per egg. In this case 5 tablespoons. Then mix with a fork.
Then start in a low pan with some melted butter and stir until curds form, once they do, crank the heat and shake the pan while folding the eggs until there’s no liquid in the pan. You can watch the video at the link above to see what I’m talking about.
The eggs came out pretty good. This is basically how I scramble eggs anyway except I’ve never bothered adding milk. I think the milk does add some fluffiness, and I might start adding it to my eggs in the future. The method is basically the opposite of what I do, I start in a relatively hot pan and then pretty much immediately drop the temp to low. I didn’t really see any difference between my way and this cold first way, both work fine. I seasoned with salt, fresh ground pepper, and smoked paprika.
Ava seemed to be a fan.
I’m reasonably sure some of them even made it into her mouth.
So there you have it, Alton Brown’s scrambled eggs (at least the season one version), pretty tasty and super easy. It looks like the entire episode is available on FoodNetwork.com, so check it out if you want to make this.