Are you an egg enthusiast when it comes to breakfast? If so, you’ve likely experimented with various cooking methods – from sunny side up to over-easy and poached- but have you ever mastered the art of making flawless scrambled eggs?
By tweaking the technique slightly, you can produce a dish that’s indulgently creamy, fluffy and delicious. So, who better than Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsey to provide us with some guidance? This post takes you through each step of making the ultimate scrambled eggs, using Ramsey’s expertise.
Cafes, brunch restaurants and breakfast spots are using Gordon Ramsey’s technique all around the world and is indisputably one of the best techniques out there. Marcus Routledge, owner of a brunch spot, Azul Monkey in Crosby says, ‘we’ve been serving scrambled eggs the Ramsey way for years and our customers are constantly giving us 5 stars. It’s quick, easy but seriously effective for creating delicious creations.
1. Start with the right ingredients
For the ultimate scrambled egg experience, start with the best ingredients. Fresh, free-range organic eggs reign supreme, bursting with exceptional flavor and nourishing nutrients. Joshua Wood, CEO of Bloc says, “we have foodie influencers rating restaurants and cafes all over the UK.
If a restaurant isn’t using Burford Brown eggs or Clarence Court eggs, they will definitely drop points, quality is key, and quality is incredibly visible and testable when it comes to eggs”. Opt for high-quality butter to achieve that deliciously creamy texture. And don’t overlook the power of a pinch of salt and pepper to elevate your eggs to the next level of flavor.
2. Preparation is key
To ensure perfect, light and fluffy eggs, it’s crucial to prepare them properly. Firstly, break the eggs into a bowl and gently whisk with a fork. Avoid over-mixing as this can lead to a dense and heavy texture. Next, melt butter in a non-stick pan over a low heat and wait for it to start bubbling before adding your eggs.
This method prevents the eggs from sticking and guarantees even cooking. Master this technique and impress your breakfast guests with perfectly cooked eggs every time.
3. Cook the eggs slowly and continuously
For perfectly cooked eggs, gently stir the mixture with a spatula, ensuring to scrape the bottom of the pan. Doing this will result in a luxuriously smooth and creamy texture. Keep the heat low to avoid dry and clumpy eggs. A slow, gentle approach is the key to success here.
4. Finish with the right texture
To achieve the perfect scrambled egg texture, remove the eggs from the heat while they are still a little runny. The residual heat will continue to cook the eggs, leaving them moist and soft. Lightly butter some toast in the meantime.
Return the pan to medium heat and add a tablespoon of crème fraîche (or sour cream) to the eggs. This will give them a rich and velvety texture. Mix the eggs and the crème fraîche together gently and then spoon them onto the toast.
5. Serving your creation
You’ve finally cooked up the perfect scrambled eggs using this Gordon Ramsey recipe, so it’s time to dish up and start tucking in. Garnish the eggs with some chopped chives or parsley for a pop of freshness.
You can also add some bacon or mushrooms on the side if you feel like it. Remember to pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea – what goes better with perfect scrambled eggs than a hot drink?
Want to cook the perfect scrambled eggs every time? It’s easier than you think! Just follow Gordon Ramsey’s simple steps and you’ll have creamy, fluffy eggs in no time. Start by gathering the right ingredients and gently whisking the eggs.
Then, cook them slowly and continuously until they reach the perfect texture. Finish by serving them up and prepare to impress your loved ones with your culinary skills. Give it a try and taste the difference for yourself!