French Scrambled Eggs

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This comes from the most recent edition of "The Joy of Cooking." Takes a little elbow grease, and you'll need a double boiler. These are the creamiest, richest and most lucious tasting scrambeled eggs I've ever eaten!


  1. Place 1-inch of water in the bottom of a double boiler and heat until boiling, reduce the heat to very low.
  2. When the water is simmering, place the top of the double boiler over the water.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and heat until melted.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a medium bowl just until combined.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces, salt to taste and a grinding of pepper.
  6. Pour into the double boiler.
  7. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heatproof rubber spatula, until eggs are thickened into soft curds, 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. To serve, place a slice of toast on the side of each of two plates and spoon the eggs into the center.


Most Helpful

Cooking scrambled eggs slowly makes a heck of a difference! Everything the man said in his intro LOL. If you have the time, do it this way. I wouldn't have thought about using a double boiler but now that I know about this method it will be used a LOT!

Missy Wombat April 18, 2003

Tasty eggs, but, in my opinion, not really worth the extra dishes and time. (Sorry, I'm a bit lazy.) The eggs were good, but didn't notice enough difference to make them this way all the time. Sorry. Fun to try! Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup Tag Game.

StacyMD187373 October 16, 2010

You definitely need a double boiler. I tried a ghetto-double-boiler with a pot and a pyrex dish and it came out as a big pile of inedible goo.

ulysses August 22, 2009

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