Ever wondered what multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay feasts on for breakfast? Well it must be eggs, since he holds the formula for a “to die for” scramble. On a recent MasterChef episode, the famous restaurateur demonstrated the step-by-step process that yields sinfully fluffy scrambled eggs.
Ramsay begins by sharing that “the secret behind any great scrambled egg is to make sure you do not overcook it.” Then, he cracks six cold eggs into a deep pan and adds three small pats of butter. He places the pan on high heat and then advises to mix the egg and butter blend continuously using a rubber spatula, cleaning the bottom of the pan. He emphasizes taking the pan off the heat in 30-second intervals, stirring, and then placing it back on the fire again. This must be repeated for three minutes. Right at the very end, Gordon seasons the eggs with salt and cracked black pepper, and then takes the meal to a “completely different level” with—to the contestants’ surprise—a dollop of crème fraîche. According to Ramsay, the added fat lends the eggs a creamy texture as well as halts the cooking process. The chef plates the eggs and tops them with a sprinkle of chopped chives. Mmm!
Give Gordon’s gourmet recipe a shot, and if you’re curious about more insider intel on your fav a.m. protein, don’t miss these 20 Surprising Secrets About Eggs!