Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Feta

January 19, 2015

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Feta
If I were to pick a food anyone can cook, I’d go with scrambled eggs.
From a 8-year old girl to a 98-year old gramps, everybody can mix a couple of eggs in a bowl, pour them into a quite hot buttered pan, and give them a brief stir with a wooden spoon.
It’s elementary.
However, almost 99% of the world population makes overcooked, dry, and lumpy scrambled eggs.
Scrambled eggs should be creamy, luscious, and custard-like instead. They should slip off your fork into your mouth, be light and creamy all on their own (without the addition of milk, cream or cheese).
Perfect scrambled eggs are amazing in their simplicity. I could eat them forever.
Then of course, if you like them dry, you’re probably more into fried eggs than scrambled eggs. But who am I to judge?


Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Feta



Making perfect scrambled eggs is so easy, but you’ll need a bit of patience.
The secret to light and fluffy scrambled eggs is cooking them low and slow. You also need to watch them carefully and quickly remove them from the heat when they still look wet.
So easy.
You know what makes fluffy scrambled eggs even better? Avocado and feta.
I will be the first to admit that chunks of avocado in scrambled eggs look a little odd. Try to ignore it.
Soft creamy eggs cover even creamier chunks of avocado for one big creamy awesomeness.
A bit of crumbled feta add that salty, tangy flavor that counterbalances the slight sweetness just perfectly.
These scrambled eggs are so delicious, you’re going to make ‘em again and again and probably again. Trust.

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Avocado and Feta

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Adapted from TheTastingTable

Ingredients

Serves 2

4 large eggs
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt, plus more as needed
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons crumbled feta
Fines herbes (such as parsley, chives, or tarragon), finely chopped

Directions

Crack the eggs into a cold 3-quart saucepan.
Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the pan.
Set the pan over medium-low heat and, using a wooden spoon (or a heatproof spatula) mix the eggs to break them up.
Stir constantly, moving the pan off and on the heat so you can stir the eggs if they are cooking too quickly in one spot.
After about 5 minutes small curds with a pudding-like texture will begin to form.
Keep the curds moving. Once you've got a saucepan full of small, even but still-wet curds quickly remove the saucepan from the heat.
The eggs will continue to cook with residual heat which can dry them out. Take them off the heat when they still look wet, but not runny.
Add the salt and diced avocado.
Top with crumbled feta, some chopped herbs, and a few grinds of black pepper.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 377 calories, 32 grams of fat, 10 grams of carbs, and 16 grams of protein.

44 comments:

  1. Mike, you just blogged about my lunch probably twice-weekly... I love this combination, although I must say my scrambled eggs are never perfect because I lack patience... did you know that? It is the number 1 virtue I lack. But, I am working on it. ;-)

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    1. I don't believe it, you seem like the most patient person in the whole wide world. Maybe you're just impatient with scrambled egg ;)

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  2. Hi Mike, I love scrambled eggs that are slow cooked, love the toppings you added too!

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  3. Yum. And, the buffalo style pork chops were amazing by the way!!

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    1. I saw the picture on IG, I'm so glad you guys liked it!

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  4. A simple and incredible recipe. Great job Mike!

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  5. Low and slow is definitely the way to go for scrambled eggs. Great post!

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    1. Low and slow, that's the only way to make scrambled eggs!

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    2. I agree about low and slow. I live creamy scrambled eggs. Will have to try this recipe. I usually eat mine plain with a little salt and pepper. Sometimes with some cheese.

      Bev Rush

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  6. Avocados + Feta = one of my favorite flavor combos!

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    1. Avocado and feta is a marriage made in heaven!

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  7. Mmmmm, I do so love eggs (in any form, really). I recently attempted to make scrambled eggs 'fluffier' by adding a bit of baking powder (a trick I'd read somewhere online), but I wasn't terribly impressed. These look delicious, and they're making me wish I'd made eggs instead of a smoothie for brekky. :-)

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    1. I've never heard of adding baking powder to scrambled eggs to make them fluffier. I'm intrigued, I guess I'll to try it myself...

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    2. I add a little bit of milk to make my eggs fluffy :)

      Also, if I wanted to make this with only 2 eggs (with yolk) and rest egg whites...how much egg whites would you suggest? Want to lower the cholesterol.

      Thanks!

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  8. I've always struggled with these! They turn out more like a sectional pancake - which everyone minds but me :P Apparently that is due to my non-stirring! Can't wait to re-try.

    Jill
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    1. The stirring is crucial Jill, there's no way around it!

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  9. Excellent flavor combo here and I think with the addition of some fresh tarragon I have this will be breakfast tomorrow! Thanks Mike. Looks beautiful.

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    1. Adding tarragon is a great idea Kev, I'm going to try it next time!

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  10. This is one of my favorite ways to eat eggs! I usually add tomatoes right in there but now I have to try adding avocado too. I think I will make this for myself for dinner tonight :)

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    1. I love having tomatoes on the side, not in the eggs. Is that weird?

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  11. I've eaten avocado on the side with scrambled eggs - but adding them to the eggs is just BRILLIANT!!! Duuuuude - I can just imagine how good that combo alone is - but with feta - ooh - phenomenal or AWESMAZING!!! :)
    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, my friend!

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    1. Hahahaha, you always crack me up Shashi! :)

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  12. Oh eggs, I've recently rediscovered your beauty. I went full on egg whites for 3 years. Had scrambled eggs the other day - omg so good!! Love the avocado - I always put avocado on my egg sandwiches. Will have to try it mixed in . And the feta, well you just stole my heart there, thanks Mike :)

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    1. I went through the egg whites phase as well a couple of years ago, now I'm all for eating whole eggs. They taste soooo much better!

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  13. Wow! These instructions for scrambling eggs are totally different from what I learned a few million years ago. But then again, I probably make what you would consider dry eggs. On those rare occasions when I make them. However, when you add two of my favorite things to the eggs, I might decide I like eggs better. I will be trying this, and hoping that my husband doesn't complain about the avocado (he doesn't like them, but did survive having avocado in a smoothie recently).

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    1. Well, if he doesn't like avocado just make some for him without it. I say a man has the right to eat his scrambled eggs as he likes it. Am I right?

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  14. Yum!!! Lately I've been cooking my eggs with coconut oil and love it!!! I'll have to spice it up with some parsley!

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    1. I like making scrambled eggs with coconut oil, but I LOVE making them with butter. They complement each other soooo well!

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  15. Perfect scrambled eggs can sometimes be so hard to achieve so props to you Mike for making these so fluffy and perfect! I need to try out your recipe and technique..

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  16. So that's lunch sorted for tomorrow. Love it.

    Low heat is KEY for many fragile things- That's what I found works for pancakes!

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    1. Absolutely man, making pancakes over low heat makes a whole lot of difference!

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  17. Dude! This breakfast looks totally legit. Scrambled eggs are the only way I want my eggs...but I've never added avocado and feta. That clearly needs to change. You hit a homerun with this one. Or scored a goal. Or a touchdown. Or all three in the same game. #WolfpackEats

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    1. I'll go with touchdown or goal (not a big fan of homeruns...)
      #WolfpackFootball #WolfpackSoccer

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  18. I totally agree, scrambled eggs are so perfect for a kid to whip up too. These look so fluffy and adding avocado and feta is awesome. My boys love making their own scramble, will show it to them. Great one.

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  19. You are so right! I have been trying to perfect my scrambled eggs for YEARS. They are either too runny.. to dry, but thanks to you I think I have found the solution! Can't wait to try! Yum!!

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  20. Yeah this just looks all kinds of yummy in my tummy. I need the patience for scrambled eggs, I think I use to have it but then a 2 year tugging at my leg asking for his eggs just makes me crack that burner up. Loving the feta and fresh herbs in this Mike. De-lish!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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  21. Wow, this is brilliant!. Simple yet looks so flavorful. I'm going to try this tonight! Love your recipes!

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  22. I had eggs with feta, but it never crossed my mind to ad an avocado into my morning scramble...
    Nice idea... :)

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  23. Creamy scrambled eggs are the best breakfast, especially with black coffee! It is weird how almost every breakfast restaurant you go to produces the same rubbery scrambled eggs - maybe it's better if you live in a city with more options but I'd rather stay home on the weekend and try your recipe cause these look amazing!

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  24. I just tried making the eggs. I didn't have avocado or feta , so I used tomato & cheese.
    Wow, I will not cook eggs the way I learned ever again ��
    I can't wait to use feta & avocado
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. That's fantastic Sam, I'm so glad you enjoyed this cooking technique!

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