Mark Bittman’s Best Scrambled Eggs

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Mark Bittman

Directions

  1. Crack eggs into a bowl; beat them just until the yolks and whites are combined.
  2. Season with salt and pepper; beat in the cream.
  3. Place a medium skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium heat for about 1 minute.
  4. Add in butter and swirl it around the pan; after the butter melts, but before it foams, turn the heat to low.
  5. Add eggs to skillet and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  6. At first, nothing will happen; after 10 minutes or so, the eggs will begin to form curds.
  7. Do not lose patience; keep stirring, breaking up the curds as they form, until the mixture is a mass of soft curds.
  8. This will take 30 minutes or more; serve immediately.

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