Number One. I just can't. Yes, I just can't again!
Number Two. I love eggs. For real. They just might be one of my very favorite ingredients. Plus, this week over at I Heart Cooking Clubs we are cooking with the ingredients we love.
So, yes, I did make Eric Ripert's French-Style Scrambled Eggs and I'm not sorry in the least!
What makes these scrambled eggs French-Style you ask? Well, it's simply a method of adding the cream to the pan when the eggs are somewhat set. Here in America, we tend to add cream to the eggs before we cook them in the pan. Do I have to tell you whose method is better? I mean you already know, right?
The French, after all, are masters of the egg. Their method of adding the cream once the eggs are set produces a softer, fluffier, moister egg than our American version.
Here in America, most of us add a splash of milk and/or cream to our eggs before we cook them. Our eggs are a touch drier and tend to take on a bit of a rubbery texture, lacking in moisture. Now, I'm by no means knocking this traditional American method. I love all eggs, but after making scrambled eggs in the French-Style, I will tell you that I prefer the French method much more.
Now, full disclosure here. When I make scrambled eggs I usually add the smallest little pea-sized speck of butter to my nonstick pan. I whisk the tar out of my eggs until they are foamy and then I add a small splash of milk or cream. I add them to a hot pan and cook them until they are dry because this is the only way my family will eat them. They seize up and become somewhat tough.
I definitely suggest that you try this version. Go ahead and indulge. Use all the butter. Use all the cream. Then get a piece of bread and don't be stingy with the butter. You are having an indulgent version of scrambled eggs with toast and trust me, this is true comfort food. Rich, delicious, buttery, soft and fluffy and trust me when I say....it will keep you full for hours upon hours.
French-Style Scrambled Eggs
Recipe via James Beard Foundation
by Eric Ripert
Serves 1 or 2
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped chives
2 slices country bread, toasted*
In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until foamy. Add the eggs and cook, whisking, until they begin to set; gently whisk in the milk and chives. Remove from the heat and serve with toasted bread and butter.