They’re a breakfast basic and a true Southern staple: the scrambled egg is the unsung hero of all easy-to-prepare cuisine. Whether they’re deepening the flavor of your fried rice, starring in your brunch burrito, or simply being served with bacon and toast, scrambled eggs provide a warming and light flavor that somehow enriches even the mildest of foods. But, that doesn’t mean they’re easy to perfect. In fact, most folks spend years experimenting with ingredient measurements until they find a recipe that works for them. We’re here to help you speed up the process.
Some Southerners swear by adding a little milk, cheese, or even sour cream to their scrambled eggs to give the dish a delicious finish, but there is one secret ingredient that is sure to result in the fluffiest scrambled eggs you’ve ever tasted–or served. It’s water. That’s right; water is the unassuming and necessary component that your scrambled eggs desperately need.
While ingredients like butter and milk give the eggs a rich and creamy flavor, they also weigh down the dish – making them tougher in texture. If your ultimate goal is to cook airy scrambled eggs that feel like a cloud and melt in your mouth, water is the way to go. It’s a simple as this: just add a splash of water to your already-whisked eggs. When the water is heated on the stove, it produces a steaming effect, which results in surprisingly fluffy scrambled eggs.
We admit, it’s not rocket science, but this little trick will have everyone sittinf around the breakfast table obsessing over your irresistible dish. Of course, throwing in a few extra ingredients near the end of the cooking process is always welcome. Just don’t forget the splash of water.