We are getting six or seven eggs per day from the poultry mansion and it’s SO exciting! It’s like an Easter egg hunt every day. When we are home we listen for the egg laying hen call and run to check when it’s over. Often times you open the box and there’s one or even three hens in laying their eggs. They look up like “how rude”! Sorry ladies…, carry on. I’ll come back later! So with all these eggs comes of course lots of egg recipes (good thing we like breakfast for dinner!).
I saw this video online of Gordon Ramsey making his scrambled eggs in a totally different way so of course I couldn’t wait to try it.
Our usual scrambled egg method is, melt butter in a frying pan, whisk eggs together with a little milk, scrambled, top with cheese, season, serve. And I haven’t been unhappy with that but I have to say these are BETTER.
In a cold heavy bottomed pot or pan (I had some issues using the pot method, see below. And since I don’t have a dishwashing assistant like Mr. Ramsey undoubtedly does I’m using this one), spray a little cooking spray (IMPORTANT, see below), add butter and whole eggs (isn’t it crazy how golden farm egg yolks are?).
Turn the burner to low heat and stir the eggs and butter so the yolks gently break up and integrate. Keep stirring and moving the pan so that it never gets too hot.
As soon as they are set take the pan off the stove and add in crème fraîche to both add creaminess and cool the eggs down to stop them from cooking more. (I was out of crème fraîche but used sour cream and it still tasted amazing).
Season with a little salt and pepper and serve with some good rustic bread and bacon.
Or top with chives and serve with roasted tomatoes as he does in the video:
Now I did this the first time in a small copper pot and I wanted to throw it away afterwards (and if it hadn’t of been the copper pot my parents brought me from Paris when I first moved out I may have done that). I tried again with this egg pan and the clean up was better but really, you need to spray a little cooking oil in first. And rinse before making a second batch or you’ll have a big mess like this one and be shopping for new cookware.
And here are some sounds from the poultry mansion. Just wait until our little rooster starts crowing!!