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So, Apparently, You’ve Been Making Scrambled Eggs the Wrong Way Your Entire Life

So, Apparently, You’ve Been Making Scrambled Eggs the Wrong Way Your Entire Life December 6, 2018

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You thought you knew how to make scrambled eggs. But it turns out, you’ve been doing it wrong your whole life. And the traditional way of making scrambled eggs? First you beat the eggs in a bowl. Then you throw them in a hot pan. Then you pull the eggs out with a spatula. But what if we told you there was a better way?

Bringing Order to Chaos

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Finding a way to balance the chaos in our fast-paced lives has become a challenge. Fortunately, there are hacks designed to make life so much easier, and that includes making scrambled eggs for breakfast, because why not? 

We Feel Accomplished

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We always feel like we’ve saved the world, but all we’ve done is managed to survive the day. Unfortunately, we’re always rushing, and we sometimes forget about the most important meal of the day: breakfast. There are days where all you feel like doing is grabbing some Starbucks on the way to work, which is totally unhealthy.

Simplify Your Life

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But what if we managed to simplify our lives instead of trying to win the proverbial rat race? It sounds difficult, but it’s not impossible. It’s probably healthier and, believe it or not, a lot tastier too.

Level of Pressure

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Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder if life was always meant to be this stressful. Maybe we’re the ones adding unnecessary pressure. But when we feel like we’re so burned out that we’re about to pop, we resort to things like super helpful life hacks that ease the pressure and help us, well, continue being lazy (but just a bit smarter about it).

Remove Things From Your Life

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When the pressure starts to get to us, we find ways to get rid of the things that weigh us down. That's why we absolutely dig these helpful life hacks that simplify our lives. Plus, this technique for how to make scrambled eggs also promises to taste so heavenly, you'd never want to go back to the way you were doing it before.

A Few Subtle Changes

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A couple of subtle changes is all it takes to turn an otherwise regular meal into a restaurant-quality breakfast of champions. Plus, aren't you tired of eating eggs the same way over and over again? There's got to be more to life than just regular dried scrambled and boiled eggs, right?

How Do You Want Your Egg?

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How many times has your significant other or your server at a restaurant asked you, "how do you like your eggs?" You probably look at them like a deer caught in a headlight, shrug your shoulders and say, “Uh, I don’t know.” But we don’t blame you. There are so many ways to prepare eggs, it's pretty hard to choose.

Hard Boiled

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We all know how to prepare hard-boiled eggs. They're the easiest to cook. You just boil a pot of water and then drop the egg carefully and let it cook for about 12 minutes. Then peel and eat it. But if you prefer your egg to be a little runny, then there's another option too. 

Soft Boiled

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You follow the same steps you did for the hard-boiled egg but cut the cooking time in half. Six minutes should be more than enough to cook the egg white while leaving the yolk runny. But sometimes, you want to spice things up, so you try the next technique. 

Over Easy

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You follow the same steps you used to make the sunny side up. Only this time, you flip the egg over. This will cause a film to form on top of the yolk. When you’re ready to serve, some of the white and the yolk will be runny, but not too much. But none of these tricks might be doing it for you. 

Hard Scrambled

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We all know how to make regular scrambled eggs, you only have to mix the white and the yellow together. Hard scrambled eggs are cooked all the way. But they can often come out tasting a bit too dry. If you prefer your scrambled eggs moist, then you can use this next technique, which might not be your favorite either.

Soft Scrambled

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The difference between soft and hard scrambled eggs is the cooking time. To get soft scrambled eggs, add a bit of milk to the mix, so they won’t cook so fast. Then, pour them on a medium heated pan and flip the eggs over with a spatula repeatedly. Once they stop looking runny, put them on a plate and enjoy. Sounds easy, but one chef thinks you’re doing it wrong.

100 Times Tastier

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A Northern California chef has found a great way to make scrambled eggs taste 100 times better. And believe us when we tell you that this may very well be the best hack for egg-lovers everywhere.

In Just 40 Seconds

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If anyone knows how to make scrambled eggs, it’s Daniel Patterson. He’s a Michelin star chef who can show you how to cook the perfect scrambled egg in just 40 seconds. But he’s no ordinary chef.

 

No Experience Necessary

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Patterson opted to skip culinary school and then opened up his restaurant, Babette’s, at the tender age of 25. That was a pretty ballsy move, but the self-taught chef proved he had what it takes, and he can make some mean scrambled eggs by following these crucial steps.

 

Say Goodbye to Your Frying Pan

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Patterson doesn’t use a frying pan like most of us do. Instead, he boils his eggs in order to scramble them. It might sound insane, but there’s a reason to his madness.

What You'll Need First

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Here's what you'll need to prepare the best scrambled eggs you've had in your life: Eggs, (duh) a bowl, a saucepan, a sieve, boiling water, some salt, olive oil and black pepper (if you like to spice it up a bit).

Get Ready to Strain

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Don’t know what a sieve is? It’s a sifter that separates unwanted materials, pretty much. So you’ll need one of these to strain your eggs. You can get rid of any particles stuck to the mesh or net later. But we sure hope your hand doesn’t get tired for this next step. 

Just Beat It

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Beat four egg yolks in a bowl using a whisk. But make sure you use nice and even strokes. If your hand gets tired, use the other one until the eggs are mixed perfectly. Then comes the next step, which will make you feel like Poseidon.

 

Create a Whirlpool

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Get ready because this next part will sound kind of cray-cray. You’ll have to boil water in a saucepan and then create a whirlpool. Don’t shake your head. Just do it, so you can get to the next step and eat the best scrambled eggs you've ever had, (according to a world's decorated chef).

 

Let the Magic Happen

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Pour the egg batter into the whirlpool. This is where Patterson claims the magic happens. But don’t rest on your laurels, because you’ll need to follow the next step to close the deal.

 

Close the Lid

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Put the lid on the saucepan and leave it there for 20 seconds, no more, no less. When you remove the lid, you’ll find that your egg looks exactly like this. Now isn’t that pretty? Now all you need to do is finish it off.

 

Prepping It Up

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Use the sieve to strain the water and scrambled eggs. Then serve it on a plate with some olive oil and black pepper. And that ladies and gentlemen, is how you make scrambled eggs like a total boss. And hey, it absolutely looks delicious, so we may have to give this one a shot.