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Creamy French Scrambled Eggs

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, Seriously? A scrambled eggs recipe? Thanks, but I’ve got that covered already. You must really be out of ideas.

And I totally understand your logic, but stay with me, for these are not just any scrambled eggs. These are creamy French-style scrambled eggs, so luscious, so spreadable over buttered toast that they will literally change your life (or at least your breakfast).

I’ve snuck a little half-and-half in there (though if you have it on hand, try using heavy cream) to extend the eggs just a bit so they serve more people (a great trick with any egg dish). I like these on their own, but if you’re going to serve them on toast, choose some high-quality, thickly cut bread and spread it with plenty of butter. A sprinkle of red chili flakes over the finished product wouldn’t hurt either.


6 eggs $1.50 for 12

2 tablespoons unsalted butter $1 for a stick

3 tablespoons half-and-half $1.50 for a pint

2 tablespoons cream cheese (or fresh goat cheese) $1.50 for 8 oz.

chopped fresh herbs (optional)

salt and pepper to taste pantry

Total cost of ingredients: $5.50


In a medium pot, combine eggs, butter, and half-and-half. Place pot over medium heat and cook eggs, stirring constantly.

Every minute or so, remove the eggs from the stove for a moment, stir a few times, then return to heat and continue cooking and stirring.

When the eggs have set but are very creamy, they have finished cooking. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese (or goat cheese) and stir a few times (the heat from the cooked eggs will melt the cheese). Stir in fresh herbs now, if using, and season eggs with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve eggs immediately, on toast if desired.

Serves 3-4.


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