Scrambled Eggs and Orange Zest

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Sounds silly, but very nice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk all ingredients except butter together, then add the butter in small knobs at the end of whisking.
  2. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan when it becomes a light brown colour add the egg mixture, cooking it at a high heat for the first few seconds while the curds firm.
  3. Then turn the heat down low and cook gently and very slowly, folding the egg mixture over until it starts to set but is still very slippery.
  4. Take off the heat and allow to set in the pan and serve while hot.
  5. Serve immediately with a sprig of parsley.
  6. Note ~ It will cook while left in the pan, so be ready to serve immediately, and serve with a sprig of parsley or chopped chives on top.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed these tender, subtley flavored scrambled eggs. They were so good, perfectly cooked, beautiful texture, they melted in your mouth. I love the addition of the orange zest, I did add a little sea salt, personal preference only. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe, It made for a wonderful lunch served with portugese toasted bread. I have already made this several times.

Baby Kato December 13, 2012

Very unusual flavour which I found a little sweet but the DM thoroughly enjoyed. I scaled it back to use 4 eggs and this was plenty for the DM and I. Thank you Tisme, made for Make My Recipe - Spring Edition.

I'mPat October 28, 2010

Scrambled Eggs and Orange Zest...hmmmm...I wasn't sure how these flavors were going to be together. It took a few bites for me to decide that I enjoyed the uniqueness of these flavors. It's not something I would have on a regular basis, but it is a nice change of pace. Made for June, 2009 Aussie/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 June 21, 2009