By Kittencalskitchen on September 05, 2007
Photo by I'mPat
Photo by I'mPat
"Once you make these eggs you will *never* go back to your old way again, this is the way the higher end restaurants prepare their eggs ----for six eggs you may increase the milk by 1 tablespoon, do not add in more than 1/4 teaspoon baking powder --- if you are not afraid of some extra calories for 4 eggs use 2 tablespoons whipping cream in place of low-fat milk :)"
Serving Size: 1 (149 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"I made these with diced Smoked Ham and Aged Garlic White Cheddar. I cut the salt in half because the ham was salty. The eggs were giant and fluffy, which was delightful, and tasted great, though the ham made them slightly watery. You cannot taste the baking powder at all. DH loved them and suggested we try them several ways, perhaps with sausage or with fried country potatoes & parsley flakes stirred in like my Mom makes.
For those having trouble, I think the key here is that you MUST whisk the eggs quite a lot to get air into them (I like to zap them in a blender or food processor for 30 seconds if I'm making a larger batch), then you MUST let the whisked eggs rest 5-7 minutes in order for the baking powder to begin to take effect. Then the butter must be hot enough (sizzling) to finish activating the baking powder. I realize Kit's instructions are very clear on this, but I have made these so many times that I don't look at the recipe anymore, and if I forget even one of these important steps, I just get ordinary, dry, crumbly eggs. Also, I find that adding the cheese before the eggs are cooked leaves them runny, so I like to cook the eggs until they are about 30 seconds from done, then fold in the cheese and remove from heat."
"BLESS YOU! I had NEVER been able to make scrambled eggs well even though I have been making them twice a week for 25 years....... until NOW! My family LOVES these eggs! Only other secret I would add- if all my family is awake :), I put the eggs in the blender first to whip them up- the volume is tripled- and makes eggs go much farther- good if you have a big family!"
"The best eggs ever!! I will always make ours like this from now on. I did use 1/4 t. baking powder and they are yummy with milk or whipping cream. My two year old didn't like to eat eggs until she tried these. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I will say I found the baking powder is the easiest to mix in if you add it to just the milk (or whipping cream) then add the eggs and salt n pepper."
"The fluffiest eggs I have ever made. Even with my dietary modification it worked. I had read baking soda before tagging this recipe, when I realized it was baking powder (which we do not use because of corn or cream of tartar) I thought my typical substitution wouldn't work. I use baking soda and organic apple cider vinegar for the similar effect. I used canola oil as I didn't have butter on hand, Carnation evaporated milk as that is what was in the refrigerator, sea salt, plus the rest of the ingredients, no cheese. Made for All Aboard the L-O-V-E train! 1/23 - 2/14"
"Kittencal does it again. So perfect every time. I even used the tip from another reviewer to blend and WOW. A+"
"Wanted to add this to my previous review...... For those of you less experienced cooks, no. Baking soda is not an acceptable substitution for the baking powder. It toughens the eggs and gives them a slightly greenish hue."
"These are GREAT fluffy eggs and I'll definitely make again but with a tad less salt next time. Thanks! Edited to add: Don't make the mistake of using baking soda instead of powder...not so good! ;)"
"These are the best scrambled eggs I've ever made. I've made them several times and they always come out perfect. I just use water, no milk, and I don't always use the cheese."
"Absolutely my go-to scrambled egg recipe. Just make sure to slide them out of the pan and onto the plate before they are "done" so that they're not overcooked. The baking powder is the hidden hero, helping to fluff the eggs up. Thanks!"
"My husband made this recipe for us. The eggs were moist and fluffy but the 1/2 teaspoon salt was a little to much for us. Next time we will add less. My husband made the recipe as written and he said the direction were easy to follow. Thanks Kittencal. Bullwinkle"
"These are really good eggs. I made this to go along with some hash browns and sausage. My family loved them. I liked the addition of cheese in them, took them over the top. Thank you so much for this egg recipe. We will use often."
"These may be the best scrambled eggs I have ever eaten. I loved how fluffy they were and the salt and pepper content was perfect. I made 6 servings and served alongside sausage and Pancakes by Ellen Brody for dinner tonight. Thank you for another great, easy recipe Kittencal. UPDATE 4/15/13- I made these again tonight for dinner and they turned out really well again. Last time I didn't have any cheddar cheese so I omitted that. This time I had the cheese and everyone enjoyed them even more. Many more thanks for this recipe Kittencal!"
"Thanks for the recipe... I loved the texture. I used 1/4 tsp baking powder and my husband detected an "odd flavor". I'm going to try again using 1/8 tsp... then I'll rate again."
"Thank you! My egg-making abilities just haven't been what they used to be. This recipe was perfect and got me back on track!"
"Fantastic way to make scrambled eggs! Thank you!"
"I have never been able to make good eggs at home. I can not believe how yummy these are. I haven't added the cheese yet. I used 1TB Smart Balance butter and 1TB extra Virgin Coconut oil. Next time I want to try it with 2 egg whites and 2 whole eggs."
"I really enjoyed this for breakfast this morning with a wholemeal toasted English muffin. Similar to how I usually make my scramble but with the addition of baking powder and have to be honest in that I didn't notice much difference, I used olive oil spray and did not use the optional cheese. Will definately try again but follow Faux Chef Laei's suggestions (read her review after making) and see if that makes any noticable difference. Thank you kittencal and to catnip46 for the recommendation, made for I Recommend Tag game."
"Perfect eggs resulted! I have to admit I really suck when it comes to making eggs that don't stick to the pan all over. Perfect recipe as is!"
"I guess it isn't necessary to write a review since so many others did.
But, these were very good--so good my husband commented that they had flavor and were very good. High praise from him."