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

Game-Changing Egg-in-a-Hole Ideas

What’s stopping you from cracking an egg into the center of a fluffy, glazed doughnut?

The Pioneer Woman's 15-Minute Eggs Benedict — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Start your day with a savory, hearty breakfast of The Pioneer Woman's easy eggs benedict.

Eggs Benedict, Lightened Up

Eggs Benedict is my all time favorite breakfast, but it can be a bit heavy. Here’s a traditional recipe with a few healthy twists.

Nutrition News: Nutritionists’ Breakfasts, Vitamin C Benefits, McDonald’s Cage-Free Eggs  

Nutrition experts share breakfast picks, vitamin C offers exercise-like benefits, McDonald’s promises only cage-free eggs by 2025.

Jeff's Easy Eggs Benedict Sandwich — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Jeff combines classic ingredients in eggs Benedict to make his next-level sandwich. Dive into this sandwich with your hands for the ultimate brunch indulgence.

One Recipe, Two Meals: Cheesy Breakfast Sandwich Edition (for You and for the Kids)

You know how they say that breakfast is the most-important meal of the day? Well, it most certainly is if you're eating this beautiful madness.

Weekly Bits: Rise and Shine

Breakfast: It's the most important meal of the day, and you all shared some great ideas for starting the day off right. Find out if yours made our weekly tops list.

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Frittata

Make an extra special egg dish for breakfast or brunch that kids and adults will love. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll have a ball experimenting with all kinds of flavor combinations. First, let’s walk through the basics.

Latest Stories