I have eggs nearly every single day for breakfast. Always scrambled. I’ve tried prepping eggs other ways, but nothing beats them being beat! But even I get bored with the same thing day in and day out. So, I started looking around for some new ideas. Since I mostly eat eggs first thing in the morning, I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making a new dish – at that time of day, it’s “get in and get out”. So, in that spirit, here are some really easy ways for you to punch up your basic scrambled eggs!
When I first heard about this “hack”, I was skeptical. “Add water? To EGGS?” It’s true – adding water to your eggs will make them cook up lighter and fluffier. Beat your scrambled eggs in a dish and add a tablespoon of water per egg. Cook them the same way you normally would. One tweak I’ve made is that I will use one less tablespoon for the amount of eggs I’m using – so, if I’m cooking three eggs, I’ll only use two tablespoons of water. Experiment for yourself and see what you prefer!
If you like your eggs creamy, try adding a bit of milk. I’ve only used regular cow’s milk, so I don’t know if you’ll get the same results with nut-based or plant-based milk. As with the water, add about 1 tablespoon of milk per egg and cook them normally.
You can also add cheese of almost any kind to scrambled eggs. You can cook the eggs with the cheese blended in, or sprinkle it on top afterwards. For blended in cheese, try cream cheese, cottage cheese, or different kinds of cheddar. For cheese added on top afterwards, you probably want to stick with anything that’s easy to shred. I usually opt for some variety of cheddar, but feel free to try what you like!
Omelets are delicious, but can be tricky to turn in the pan. That doesn’t mean you can’t still add veggies to your scrambled eggs! One of my favorites is shredded spinach – it’s an easy way for me to get in a serving of vegetables. Try diced tomatoes, diced peppers, mushrooms, or onions. I recommend cooking your eggs just a bit before adding the veggies.
Add savory sauces
For a finishing touch, try adding hot sauce to your eggs after cooking them. You can use standard hot sauce, but I absolutely love chipotle-flavored Tabasco sauce. It’s got zero calories and adds a nice, smoky flavor to eggs. Most days, I mix spinach into my scrambled eggs and top them with chipotle sauce.
There you have it! A few easy and fun ways to punch up your scrambled eggs. Just be sure that you make enough for me and leave the chipotle sauce where I can find it!