This Smart Reusable Water Bottle Hack Makes Faster, Creamier Scrambled Eggs

I’m currently obsessed with cloud-like shaken scrambled eggs.

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Photo by: Heath Goldman

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Ah, reusable water bottles: I gotta love them, because they’re saving the planet. But I also gotta admit that I have way too many of them and I can’t bring myself to pare down the collection. I have my one nice, pretty water bottle that I drink from all day long, and then I have a drawer filled with random plastic ones I got from events or used hiking once. Anyone else?

But recently, I figured out a way to put spare water bottles to work: making scrambled eggs. Hear me out. I was inspired by an article from The Kitchn, in which the author mixes her eggs in a cocktail shaker, then stirs them in the pan with a nylon fork for extra-fluffy results. The idea of getting my beautiful rose gold-colored cocktail shaker mixed up with raw eggs didn’t really strike my fancy, but a lightweight water bottle? That sounded more like it.

Photo by: Heath Goldman

Heath Goldman

I shook up the eggs until they were completely combined and frothy looking, which took about 1 minute. Then I poured them into my nonstick skillet and cooked them like I normally do: a little olive oil, salt and pepper, low heat and constant stirring with a rubber spatula (I don’t own a nylon fork, so I skipped that part of the tip).

The results were noticeably fluffier and creamier than my regular eggs. The fluffiness makes sense: by shaking and frothing them, I incorporated more air bubbles than I normally do when whisking. The extra creaminess though? That, I can’t explain. The egg tasted a bit like I’d stirred in rich dairy — butter, cream or creme fraiche.

When I was done, I simply put the water bottle in the dishwasher and didn’t have to worry about hand washing a bowl and whisk. I think I’ll be turning this water bottle into a permanent tool for scrambled eggs.

Below, a step-by-step breakdown of how to make shaken scrambled eggs so you can get cracking.

Photo by: Heath Goldman

Heath Goldman

How to Make Shaken Scrambled Eggs

  1. Crack your eggs into your reusable water bottle. Note, the water bottle needs to have a wide mouth. If you don't have one, a small smoothie blender carafe works too.
  2. Shake for 1 minute, until the eggs look homogenous and frothy.
  3. Proceed making your scrambled eggs per usual, using your shaken scrambled eggs.
  4. Throw your water bottle into the dishwasher.

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