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double-boiler scrambled eggs

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Donna Farley
Willows, CA

You will not find any lighter or fluffier scrambled eggs than these my Mom taught me to make. These take a little longer than scrambling in pan. The time is worth it. They are creamy, fluffy and light. The secret is cooking them slowly over low heat in a double boiler. They are truly decadent and adding cheese or herbs only increases that magic. Got the picture from Google images.

★★★★★ 3
serves 6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For double-boiler scrambled eggs

  • 12 lg
  • 1/2 c
    cream ~ can use milk
  • 1 tsp
    salt ~
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper can use black pepper
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh herbs ~ your favorite if wanted

How To Make double-boiler scrambled eggs

  • 1
    Place a couple inches of water in the bottom of a double boiler and heat until boiling, reduce the heat to very low.
  • 2
    Place the top of the double-boiler in place when water is simmering. Add the butter
  • 3
    Whisk the eggs, cream, salt and pepper together. At this point you can add fresh herbs chopped, Place in top half of the double-boiler in the melted butter.
  • 4
    Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon or spatula, until eggs are thickened into soft curds, 15 minutes or when they are the consistency you want. Just remember as long as they are over the water they will continue to cook.
  • 5
    You can add your favorite cheese, herbs, crumbled bacon or use your imagination. If you use 1/3 cup cream cheese add it after the eggs just start to set cube it and reduce the milk to 1/4 cup.

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