Our 15 Best Scrambled Eggs Recipes
Poached Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese Sauce
Chef Daniel Patterson conceived of this unconventional method for making eggs: He beats the eggs, cooks them quickly in a vortex of boiling water, then immediately drains them. The result is super-creamy, perfectly scrambled eggs; topped with goat cheese sauce, the dish becomes a kind of reverse omelet. If you’re scrambling just one egg, the cooking time will be 20 seconds. For four eggs, the time increases to 40 seconds.
Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Croutons
Buckwheat Crêpes with Herbed Soft-Scrambled Eggs
When scrambled over low heat, eggs become luxuriously custardy and form small curds.
Herbed Scrambled-Egg Toasts with Bottarga
“What’s simpler, more affordable and more universally liked than an egg?” says Tamar Adler. Here, she cooks them with herbs and spoons them onto toasts with shaved bottarga.
Smoked-Salmon Scramble with Dill Griddle Biscuits
Spanish-Style Scrambled Eggs
For this dish, chef Neal Fraser uses spicy chorizo and Spanish lomo (cured pork loin) in scrambled eggs, along with potatoes, piquillo peppers and smoky paprika. Since lomo can be hard to find, we've substituted readily available serrano ham.
Bacon, Cheese and Scrambled Egg Sandwiches with Hollandaise
"These were a staple of my Sunday brunch when I was a line cook at the Admiral Risty restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes, in Southern California," says Greg Lindgren, who now co-owns some of San Francisco's best bars, including Rye and 15 Romolo. The decadent take on eggs Benedict includes scrambled eggs "with anything and everything," Greg says: Canadian bacon, cheese and jalapeños, all covered with hollandaise sauce.
Scrambled Egg and Swiss Chard Tacos
These delicious vegetarian tacos are packed with scrambled eggs, sautéed Swiss chard and tomatoes, then topped with salsa verde and sour cream.
Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Potato Chips
To give scrambled eggs a fun twist, Hugh Acheson trades a side of hash browns for kettle-cooked potato chips.
Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Sablefish and Trout Roe
Andrew Carmellini's luxurious, creamy eggs are heavenly on their own, but serving them with smoky sable, briny roe and rich sour cream puts them over the top.
Scrambled Eggs Florentine
Eggs may be a must at Easter brunch, but they easily can be stepped up from your basic scramble or omelet. Here, we fold spinach and mascarpone into soft scrambled eggs and spoon over crostini for an easy appetizer that fits right in with the other holiday-special dishes on the table.
Scrambled Huevos Rancheros
“The dish is normally comprised of fried eggs with crispy corn tortillas, refried beans, guacamole, and a tomato salsa,” says chef Donal Skehan. “This is a quick and easy way of taking those fantastic Mexican flavors and transforming them into a fast and fresh breakfast.”
Scrambled Egg and Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches
This simple and satisfying breakfast sandwich recipe calls for using American cheese, but it’s equally as delicious with Gruyere or sharp cheddar cheese. Feel free to use your favorite toast if you don’t have English muffins. A dash of vinegary hot sauce is a great addition here.
Soft-Scrambled Egg Toasts with Bottarga
A few shavings of salty bottarga take these creamy scrambled eggs to the next level. Although any eggs will work here, Andrew Zimmern suggesting using farm–fresh duck eggs if you have the chance.