How to Make the Fluffiest Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are one of the easiest things to learn in the kitchen, but the hardest to master. Cook them too long and the eggs are dry and tasteless. Don't cook them enough and they're a runny mess. Follow our six easy steps and you'll become a master at making the fluffiest scrambled eggs.

Step 1.

Heat skillet with butter and oil.

Step 2.

Beat two eggs with a splash of milk.

Step 3.

Add eggs to heated skillet.

Step 4.

Gently stir the eggs with a spatula (pulling from the outside in) for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Eggs are cooked when no liquid remains.

Step 5.

Add salt and pepper when done.

Step 6.

Fantastic fluffy scrambled eggs.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • A non-stick pan is your best friend when making eggs.

  • This is for one serving of scrambled eggs. Double, triple or quadruple the recipe if you're feeding a crowd. Just make sure to use a larger frying pan.

  • There is a debate as to whether to add or not to add milk to scrambled eggs. Some say if you're working with fresh eggs you do not need to add the milk. In the Test Kitchen, we feel, combined with the whisking, it makes the eggs fluffier.

  • Make them cheesy (cause who doesn't love a bit of cheese) by stirring in shredded cheddar, Gouda or even small cubes of cream cheese.

Carol Harpel - May 6, 2018
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Nancy Brennan - Jul 31, 2017
I often use about a teaspoon of real mayo per egg. Whip them up and gently and cook in real butter with a bit of salt and pepper to taste. I like to add some finely minced onion but the family doesn't care for that. Each to his own taste, I guess. Either way they are very good and fluffy. They make a great toasted egg and tomato sandwich, too.
Janice Camps - Jul 14, 2017
I do my scrambled eggs similar to the recipe. However, I sometimes add a lil chive, and tomatoes and lil onion. I also sometimes add some grated cheese, and it tastes so yummy. I put in my seasoning while its cooking, or before putting in the pan. My family love it that way and always ask for my scrambled eggs.
kelly berry - Jul 13, 2017
I usually add Philadelphia Cream cheese to my eggs, and season after they're done so they look perfectly yellow.
Sherry Wade - Jul 13, 2017
Like others who have commented, I use 1t. cold water per egg. My 5 yr old granddaughter calls them "Nana's fluffy eggs". When visiting, my son-in-law has asked me to scramble several to leave in the frig for him before I go home. If they please him that much, I must be doing something
Terrie Hinojosa - Jul 12, 2017
My son taught me a delicious trick...add a bit of cream cheese when mixing the eggs...fantastic!
Jude Barton - Jul 12, 2017
Mixing in club soda instead of milk makes the fluffiest eggs I've ever made! I drive my family crazy cause I won't give up that secret so shhhhhh
Rose Selvar - Jul 12, 2017
Looks good to me.
Cathy Hauen - Jul 12, 2017
I have always used 1 tsp of water per egg and my friends and family always say I make the best scrambled eggs, even better than a restaurant. When I make French Toast, I use milk instead, same ratio.
Recipes Pace - Jul 12, 2017
If you have a lot of friends to feed, you can scramble the eggs in a sauce pan...a dozen at a time is the most I've ever drank ne...just keep them moving... Remember to take them out of the pan a few seconds before done...they will continue cooking for a minute or two after you take them out of whichever pan you are using...
Recipes Pace - Jul 12, 2017
No questions n they are fluffier with a light dash of water instead of milk...sour cream and cheese work great...
Sandra Monk - Jul 12, 2017
I always add sour cream and cheese
NINA SYGNECKI - Jul 12, 2017
It may sound like heresy, but a splash of water also produces very fluffy and delicious scrambled eggs!
Susan Lester - Jul 12, 2017
You can also add water instead of milk just as good.
Dianne Fawcett - Jul 12, 2017
a friend of mine suggested adding a bit of sour cream or yogurt to eggs and scramble them and they were awesome!