scrambled eggs on toast

Scrambled eggs can be one of the most fantastic, luxurious breakfasts around if you remember a few key things: always use really fresh free-range or organic eggs and good-quality butter, and always keep the eggs moving slowly over a low heat.

The key is to always use really fresh free-range or organic eggs, the best quality butter you can afford and always keep the eggs moving slowly over a low heat. And, with our simple step-by-step guide on how to cook scrambled eggs, you’ll have perfect silky soft scrambled eggs every time.


  1. Crack 4 large free-range eggs into a bowl.
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  2. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
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  3. Beat the eggs together with a fork.
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  4. Put a small pan over a low heat and drop in a knob of butter.
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  5. Melt the butter slowly until it’s frothy. While the butter is melting, pop a slice of wholewheat bread in the toaster.
  6. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan.
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  7. Stir slowly using a wooden spoon or spatula, bringing in all the mixture from the edges of the pan.
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  8. Your eggs are ready when they look silky and slightly runny (they’ll continue to cook a little even after you’ve removed them from the heat).
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  9. Butter your toast and lay it on a plate. Spoon your scrambled eggs on top and finish with a sprinkling of black pepper.
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So, that’s how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time! This is a great basic recipe to get you started, but if you want to mix things up, try adding some chopped chives or basil, a few shavings of Parmesan cheese or some chopped red chilli to the beaten egg mixture before pouring it into the pan, then team up with smoked salmon for a delicious breakfast or brunch.

For more inspiration for scrambled eggs, check out these delicious recipes:

For more top tips, watch the video below:

Or check out Buddy making his super-simple version:

For more information on free-range eggs and welfare standards, check out the British Hen Welfare Trust.

Adapted from Jamie’s Ministry of Food.


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