Hey guys, I got a good one for you this lovely Monday!
Eggs don’t have to be boring!
But really, how tiring can it be to have the same kind of egg every day?!
Ok, well maybe you switch it up between a fried egg, or scrambled eggs. Maybe if you are really adventurous you mix in an omelet on the weekend.
I’m confident to say that even if someone isn’t the best chef, they can usually prepare some sort of egg. Hopefully…
I would like to think, that I have become pretty darn good at making an Egg Scramble.
Actually I know am.
What is that exactly?
Sure, it’s like scrambled eggs, but it has everything but the kitchen sink all mixed together into a pile of goodness.
Ok, so it’s an omelet? No, most omelets in my opinion are dry and lack depth of flavor.
Also, I prefer everything to be mixed together…I find it tastes much more bold releasing flavors to the egg itself.
A lot of people make Egg Scrambles, and it’s a popular item to be found on a breakfast menu. However, why not become an egg scramble master yourself?!
For one, it is an EXCELLENT way to use up what you have in your refrigerator!
My grandpa was very good at creating an egg scramble with whatever he had on hand.
How annoying can it be, when you have a handful of spinach left…not quite enough to make a salad. Or half an avocado leftover that is quickly turing brown. Its just too easy to not use all our food before it spoils….such a waste.
Second, it can be a healthy, high-protein meal (not just breakfast). Why not sneak in a couple servings of vegetables as well?!
Third, its easy and fast! Literally should take you less than 10 minutes to do…and well worth it.
I literally am obsessed with making egg scrambles.
A few months ago, I would make them on a daily basis. I’ll admit I have cut back a bit, but it definitely is my go-to meal.
So right now, I want you to get up, and and walk to to your fridge…what do you have?!
Really look; what veggies, meats and cheeses do you have?
The beauty of this blog post, is to help you be more creative in the kitchen. This is not a hard, must follow ingredients recipe. I didn’t even go to the store before cooking this blog post.
I opened the fridge, and looked what I had, and created my egg scramble.
I used a combination of asparagus, spinach, mushrooms, red onion and swiss cheese. I didn’t have any cream or milk, and didn’t worry about it. Since you all know my love of coconut oil, I choose to use that for the oil.
That is exactly the mind set YOU need to be an egg scramble master.
Here we go…lets see how to make it…LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE style 😉
- About 1 C. worth veggies/ meat/ cheese
- 3 eggs (1 whole egg, 2 egg whites)
- 2 Tbsp Cream/ half and half/ milk (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Coconut oil/ olive oil/ butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Prepare your veggies, meat and cheese. No restrictions on amount of anything. I used about 3 mushrooms, 3 asparagus spears, 1/6th of a red onion, handful of spinach and 1/4 C. cheese. I like to keep my scramble healthy so I add lots of veggies. I prefer diced cheese instead of shredded. Cheese tends to disappear in eggs, but if they are in chunks you get that gooey melted cheese in every bite.
2. Prepare eggs. I usually use 1 whole egg, and 2 egg whites (3 eggs total.) You won’t miss the yolks, I promise. Too many egg yolks aren’t the best for you..so thats why I keep it to just 1. Add milk if you have it, but it’s fine if you don’t. Whisk eggs together for about 1 minute.
3. Everything happens fast when you make an egg scramble. Stay organized and bring everything you need right next to the stove. Heat your oil over medium heat.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low and add egg mixture. If heat seems too high reduce to low. Stir eggs consistently until almost completely cooked. Then add cheese, cook until cheese is half way melted. Add more salt and pepper if necessary. Very important to continually stir eggs so they don’t brown. I hate my egg scramble when the eggs are overcooked…helps keep them from getting too dry!
7. Serve immediately and more importantly enjoy!
I encourage you to to experiment with it! SO many possibilities.
After a couple times of making this, you will be a master of an egg scramble!
Some other ingredients that I love to use in an egg scramble..but not necessarily all together are: avocado, tomatoes, peppers, green onion, black beans, salsa, gouda, fresh herbs and kale.
Next time you don’t know what to make and you have eggs on hand, impress your friends and family and create an amazing egg scramble.