How to Scramble Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

For great-looking and great-tasting scrambled eggs, you need a little patience and these easy techniques.
Related To:

Step 1: Beat It
Beat your eggs until they're completely blended. Add a little water, cream or milk to make them tender. Use 1 tablespoon of liquid per egg. Add a pinch of salt.

Step 2: Prep the Pan

Step 2: Prep the Pan

Step 2: Prep the Pan

Next, heat a nonstick skillet over a medium-low flame and toss in a pat of butter. Make sure the butter coats the pan.

Step 3: Add the Eggs

Step 3: Add the Eggs

Step 3: Add the Eggs
Then, pour in the eggs. Pause to let them heat slightly — gentle heat is essential.

Step 4: Patience Makes Perfect

Step 4: Patience Makes Perfect

Step 4: Patience Makes Perfect
Move the eggs across the pan like a bulldozer so the eggs cook evenly. This takes a little time, but it's worth it.

Step 5: Almost Done

Step 5: Almost Done

Step 5: Almost Done
As the eggs start to set, add chopped fresh herbs, or bits of ham or cheese.

Step 6: Ready to Eat

Step 6: Ready to Eat

Step 6: Ready to Eat
Turn your eggs onto warmed plates and dig in! Watch our how-to video for more.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Fry Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

These step-by-step tips will teach you how to make fried eggs, whether you like them sunny-side up or over easy.

How to Poach Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Egg poaching takes practice. But with these easy steps, you'll get the hang of it in no time.

50 Egg Ideas

Egg lovers, rejoice! Here's a recipe for every Sunday until this time next year from Food Network Magazine.

On the Road Eats: Best Pumpkin Dishes Across the Country

Pumpkins are an autumn staple, and this year, Food Network offers some of its favorite restaurant suggestions to partake in local chefs' pumpkin creations.

A Pioneer Breakfast with Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond, star of The Pioneer Woman, invites Food Network Magazine to her family ranch for the most important meal of the day.

Food Network Magazine: April 2010 Recipe Index

Find recipes for Easter, Passover, mac and cheese, easy weeknight meals and 50 simple egg dishes from Food Network Magazine.

Alton Brown's Guide to Eggs

Alton Brown shows Food Network Magazine how to scramble, poach and more.

50 Breakfasts on the Fly

These super-fast dishes from Food Network Magazine are a great way to start the day.

Tips for Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques.

How to Hard-Boil and Soft-Cook Eggs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Following a few simple steps ensures that you'll make perfect eggs every time.

Get Cooking