French scrambled eggs are one of the most decadent egg dishes there is. Making French-style eggs will give you a breakfast that is super creamy, and almost custardy. In a word, they are delicious!
At this point, you probably have a few questions like: how do French scrambled compare to hard scrambled eggs? Why do the French make their eggs like this? And, most importantly, how can you make French scrambled eggs at home with your carton of Happy Eggs?
First things first. “Traditional” or hard scrambled eggs are whisked in a bowl before they are poured into a hot skillet. As the egg mixture starts to set under the heat, they are then moved around the pan with a spatula to form pillowy, but firm curds. This is how the eggs achieve their “hard” texture.
French scrambled eggs, on the other hand, are cooked super slowly over a low gentle heat. The eggs are cracked directly into the warm pan with a tablespoon of butter, and then constantly whisked so that the eggs do not cook too quickly; this also helps fine curds form.
A pad of butter is added partway through the cooking process for an extra rich and buttery texture. The trick to making the perfect French scrambled eggs is to continue moving the eggs around the pan so that the mixture isn’t in contact with the heat long enough to form the type of large fluffy curds we see in hard scrambled eggs.
The French serve their scrambled eggs over a piece of baguette or brioche toast because this thick bread is perfect for absorbing the creaminess of the eggs. Trying to eat these “spoonable” eggs without the help of thick piece of toast could get a little tricky
Ready to treat yourself to a batch of these velvety eggs? Check out this easy French scrambled egg recipe.