How To Make The Perfect Scrambled Egg

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The perfect scramble is a thing of beauty. Soft and hot, golden-hued, composed of extraordinarily creamy curds so rich and well-seasoned they verge on cheesy.
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But, of course, there's no need for cheese — not when you've got the pure, intense flavors of eggs and butter. The technique isn't complicated. But, to master it, you must be willing to give these eggs your undivided attention, doting on them for about fifteen minutes as you move them over the heat with butter and salt, watching for that crucial moment when they transform from custard into gorgeous, tiny curds. If you're not familiar with a perfect scramble — worlds away from dry diner-style scrambles — your life is about to change. Ready? Grab a spatula and get to work.
Scrambled Eggs
Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients
6 large eggs
2 tbsp plus 1 tsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more as needed
Fines herbes (parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil), finely chopped
Instructions
1. Crack the eggs into a cold 3-quart saucepan. Cut 2 tablespoons of the butter into small pieces, and add to the pan. Set the pan over medium-high heat and, using a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula, mix the eggs to break them up.
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2. Stir constantly, moving the pan off and on the heat so you can catch up with stirring the eggs if they are cooking too quickly in one spot. If you're doing this right, your arm will ache, but power through — it's going to be worth it.
3. Small curds with a pudding-like texture will begin to form after about 10 minutes. The eggs own you now. Pay attention to the pan, keep the curds moving, and don't look away for a second. Once you've got a saucepan full of small, even but still-wet curds, quickly remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the salt and remaining butter, and mix well.
4. Give the eggs a quick taste, and season with more salt if needed. Top with some chopped herbs and a few grinds of black pepper, if you like, and serve with slices of crunchy, lightly buttered toast.
For more tips on how to make the perfect scrambled egg, including a list of must-have gear, check out the full guide.
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