How 8 famous chefs make scrambled eggs
There are so many tricks to cooking the perfect egg, but the world's most famous chefs have their own methods.
While you may expect these chefs to go all out with exotic egg recipes, extravagant cooking methods or over the top ingredients, their tips and tricks for making scrambled eggs are surprisingly simple.
Martha Stewart doesn't add anything.
Unlike so many other chefs, Stewart doesn't use anything but eggs for her scrambled eggs.
"If you have really good eggs, you don't need anything in the eggs at all," she said in a cooking video on Martha Stewart.
For her recipe, the most important factors are low heat and constant motion. To get the perfect batch you simply have need to keep the eggs moving once you've dropped them into a buttered skillet.
Bobby Flay's scrambled eggs aren't complete without smoked salmon.
Bobby Flay is a man with many recipes. He has shared his tips for the perfect cast iron scrambled eggs, a recipe for scrambled eggs with goat cheese, and the Internet has even tried to master his famous scrambled eggs from Gato.
But if you want the most basic Bobby Flay recipe for scrambled eggs, look no further than his brunch-worthy eggs. His special ingredients for "the best scrambled eggs" are smoked salmon, scallions, and goat cheese butter.
Anthony Bourdain liked to leave bits of the white part unwhisked.
In an interview with Business Insider, the late food celebrity said that there is no need to add in any milk or water for a perfect scrambled egg.
"I'm old school. I believe that a scrambled egg, or an omelette for that matter, is principally about the egg," he said.
He also maked sure not to over whisk the eggs and likes to leave bits of the white part. Those who have tried it claim it's delicious.
Chrissy Teigen's trick for cheesy eggs is heavy cream.
This model-turned-chef has made waves with her new cookbook, but her scrambled egg recipe comes to you straight from Instagram. In a recent post, Teigen told followers how to make cheesy scrambled eggs without any cheese. Her trick? A "hearty splash" of heavy cream.
Alton Brown's eggs are best served on a hot plate.
This Food Network host spends his days torturing contestants on "Cutthroat Kitchen" by forcing them to get creative while cooking. No wonder his trick for the perfect scrambled egg is all about technique.
His straightforward recipe calls for the addition of whole milk, but he really stresses the importance of cooking them in the middle of the pan and serving them on a warm plate.
Gordon Ramsay uses a very specific recipe.
Ramsay is an aggressive mentor on camera, which makes him a very unique teacher. Another unique aspect of Ramsay is his go-to scrambled egg recipe. This renowned chef uses crème fraîche for a creamier scrambled egg and says to serve it over toast.
It's not the easiest recipe ever, but those who have tried it claim that the eggs will melt in your mouth.
Tyler Florence likes to add an extra yolk.
Florence posted an Instagram back in 2012 briefly detailing how to make an ideal batch of scrambled eggs, but since then he's upped his egg game. His new method includes adding one single yolk to the batch.
"I make scrambled eggs and omelettes the same way. It's three eggs and one yolk, so it's rich and very, very yellow," he said to POPSUGAR once. "I'll drop them into a pan with whole butter, probably a tablespoon. I also like to stir a little crème fraiche or sour cream into the eggs, and good sea salt."
Emeril Legasse prefers his eggs heavily whisked.
Emeril made waves with his shows "Emeril Live" and "Essence of Emeril," but he didn't drop his go-to scrambled egg recipe until 2015.
As press for his "Essential Emeril" cookbook, he shared three need-to-know rules for cooking the perfect batch of scrambled eggs: whisking well, waiting until the right moment to stir, and serving them on a warm plate.
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