I Put Peanut Butter On My Eggs & The Result Was Shocking

This morning was not like other mornings. I woke up, lifted my sleep-heavy lids, slid out from under my sheets, and sauntered into my kitchen with one purpose, and one purpose only: to scramble eggs and spread peanut butter on them. Yep, that's right — this morning I consumed freshly, still hot, scrambled eggs with salt, pepper, and peanut butter. Why? Because Scandal's Scott Foley asked me to "give it a shot" and I've never been one to turn down a food challenge. But also, because Scott Foley (swoon).
Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.
The evening before this challenge, my coworkers guffawed in disgust over Foley's backing of this "absurd" food combo and my over-keen enthusiasm to chow down. The noises they made could only be described as pained animalistic grunts — while I was all smiles and "Mmm"s. Here's the thing, I love scrambled eggs AND I love peanut butter. I've eaten the two on the same plate before (i.e. scrambled eggs with a side of sliced banana and a scoop of p-nut butter). And so by close proximity, in a small way, I've already consumed this "outrageous" breakfast duo. So I headed into this trial as I head into most of life's trials, with an open mind and a hungry heart.
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Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.
I soft-scrambled my eggs in a little coconut oil (pro-tip, people) and plated them with a generous sprinkle of salt and pep. I then immediately took to spreading a sizable dollop of peanut butter right on top — and because the eggs were still hot, that dollop got all melty and swirled right on in. It smelled like eggs, it smelled like peanut butter, and I was INTO it. The first bite? Soft, velvety, savory, and kind of sweet. It was delicious, and I would be lying if I said I didn't finish every last bite. I may have even scraped some remaining peanut butter residue off of the plate...Haters gonna' hate.
Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.
In anticipation of your "WTF"s and "how the hells," here's why I think it works: Peanut butter is a salty-sweet (there's usually added sugary in most varieties) condiment. And eggs? Well, they're a pretty neutral base food (like toast or a banana). So just as you might like the spicy kick hot sauce adds to your morning scramble, fans of the savory-sweet mashups may just actually dig this strange situation. I know I did.

Love it or hate it, it happened and I remain unashamed. So thank you, Scott Foley — for you have given me a breakfast gift.
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