A few weeks ago during one of our meetings, our conversation turned to scrambled eggs. (We have been known to get side-tracked from time to time, and this was definitely one of those occasions.) We started discussing our favorite ingredients to add to scrambled eggs, which eventually turned into quite the debate!
Since it ended up being such a fun and interesting conversation at our meeting, I decided to start the same discussion on the One Good Thing By Jillee Facebook page. The post received a TON of replies, and we had a great time reading through them all! I made a list of my favorite suggestions from that Facebook post, and decided that all of this great info about scrambled eggs deserved its very own blog post. 🙂
Because while scrambled eggs are a breakfast staple, they can get pretty boring if left plain. Here are 10 easy and delicious ways to add more flavor to eggs, so you can make your best scrambled eggs ever!
11 Delicious Ingredients To Add To Your Scrambled Eggs
1. Creamy Dollops
Add a dollop of cream cheese, sour cream, mascarpone, or cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs for a richer, creamier breakfast. (I will mention that cottage cheese definitely has its own interesting texture when combined with scrambled eggs, so if you have texture issues you may want to opt for one of the smoother options like cream cheese.)
2. Salty Sauces
Add Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce or soy sauce to your eggs. Adding a splash of a salty sauce while you’re scrambling the eggs will distribute the sauce throughout the egg mixture. So when you’re done cooking, every bite will be deliciously savory and salty!
3. Milk & Cream
A splash of milk, heavy cream, or even milk alternatives (like almond, cashew, and soy milk) can add a creamy, fluffy texture to your eggs.
I know, I know… mayonnaise can be a touchy topic. Some people can’t stand it, but it does make a surprisingly great addition to scrambled eggs! Just mix a teaspoon or so of homemade mayo with your egg mixture for deliciously moist, rich eggs.
5. Hot Sauce
Hot sauces make a deliciously spicy addition to scrambled eggs! It’s best to add hot sauce after you’ve cooked the eggs. (Take my word for it – a hot pan can make spicy hot sauce particles go airborne, creating a very painful pepper spray-type situation.)
Another way to add spiciness to your scrambled eggs is to add some chopped green chiles to the egg mixture before cooking.
6. Volumising Ingredients
For big, fluffy scrambled eggs, try adding some club soda or baking soda. Add 1 tablespoon of club soda for every 2 eggs you’re cooking, or 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda for every 4 eggs you’re cooking. Just whisk it right into your egg mixture, and enjoy your soft and fluffy eggs!
7. Bouillon Granules
One easy way to add deep, savory flavor to your eggs is to sprinkle a few chicken bouillon granules into the egg mixture. (You want to add just a tiny pinch, because bouillon granules are essentially just concentrated chicken broth. A little goes a long way!)
8. Baking Spices
For a sweet spin on your scrambled eggs, add a sprinkle of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, or drizzle of honey. A bit of extra sweetness brings out the natural flavor of your eggs!
Adding herbs to your scrambled eggs can add a pop of fresh flavor that really makes them impressive! Try a small amount of fresh or dried oregano, sage, or herbs de Provence. You could also get some herbaceous flavor by swapping out the butter or oil you use for cooking for an herb-infused oil. Yum!
10. Butter & Onions
One of the most classic ways to dress up your scrambled eggs is to add a combination of good ol’ butter and onions. Melt some butter on your stovetop over medium heat, then add some diced onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Add the eggs, cook to your desired doneness, and enjoy!
The last (but certainly not least) addition I wanted to mention is good old shredded cheese. You can’t go wrong with sprinkling a handful of cheddar over your scrambled eggs as they cook, or pepperjack if you’re going for more of a southwestern flair!
Whether you like your scrambled eggs wet, dry, firm, or fluffy, adding one of these 11 elements is an easy way to add something new and exciting to your morning plate of eggs! (Don’t like ’em scrambled? Consider steamed eggs or poached eggs instead!)
How do you like your eggs?