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The One Ingredient Everyone's Adding To Their Eggs

Get ready for the fluffiest scrambled eggs of your dreams.

Imagine your perfect Sunday breakfast. Maybe it includes a morning cup of coffee, a stack of pancakes, a glass of orange juice, and of course, a plate of fluffy, perfectly cooked scrambled eggs. This tantalizing breakfast can get us daydreaming about the weekend, but truly realizing this vision, especially the perfect plate of scrambled eggs, is easier said than done. Anytime we pour whisked eggs into a hot pan, we immediately open the floodgates to cooking challenges, ranging from using the wrong amount of heat, all the way to seasoning the eggs at the wrong time. While it feels like cooking this breakfast standard takes the skill of a Michelin-rated chef to pull off, one secret ingredient can transform your next pan of scrambled eggs into a world-class experience.

You may have never guessed, but adding a bit of water into your pan as you cook your scrambled eggs actually results in the fluffiest breakfast main you have ever tasted. This ingredient seems counterintuitive. After all, wouldn't adding some extra liquid make your eggs way too runny? Thanks to this ultimate secret ingredient that chefs swear by, you can take your scrambled eggs to the next level thanks to this simple add-in that keeps on giving. Here's why, and for even more cooking tips, be sure to check out our list of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

Why you should add water to your scrambled eggs

The steam created by the water evaporating off ends up evenly cooking your scrambled eggs, meaning you won't overcook the bottoms while the tops still look runny. Just make sure to keep the heat at medium, as you don't want to burn off all the water. You can also cut back on a bit of oil or butter in your pan, as the water helps the eggs cook evenly without that extra fat. As a result, you don't have to worry about greasy, fried scrambled eggs ever again!

You might think you can achieve the same results by mixing some milk into your eggs, but don't get fooled! While milk, like water, can help keep your eggs moist and lessen the risk of overcooking, the additional fat of milk ends up creating a firmer final plate of scrambled eggs.

Making the ultimate plate of scrambled eggs

Don't assume you can just pour in any amount of water to your whisked eggs either. In order to strike the perfect balance to water-to-eggs, use a teaspoon of water for every large egg. This means that if you want to use three large eggs, add three teaspoons of water to your hot pan after pouring the whisked eggs in. You can increase or decrease this amount as needed for any amount of scrambled eggs your heart desires for the ultimate results.

Next time you have to entertain or just want to treat yourself to a special breakfast, don't forget to add some extra water to the pan to transform for the fluffiest scrambled eggs ever. After one bite, you'll never go back to any old way of cooking this breakfast standard.

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Erich Barganier
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