Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Upscale Scrambled Eggs

Developed October, 2014. Refined technique turns a simple dish into a special treat.
2 fresh large eggs (Hint: Choose a package with the most distant ‘Use By’ date.)
1 oz (60 ml) milk or light cream
1 t (5 ml) butter, finely diced
1/8 t (0.5 ml) salt
Crack the eggs into a small bowl, add the dairy, and whisk very well until frothy. Pass the egg mixture into another bowl through a fine sieve, to retain any solids. Stir in salt and butter. Preheat a heavy 8-inch (about 20 cm) non-stick skillet over medium heat until thoroughly heated, filming the pan with a bit of oil or butter. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook undisturbed until it begins to firm up around the edges. Gently pull the eggs from the edges toward the center and tilt the pan so the liquid egg fills that space. Continue until the eggs are softly set but not firm, about 2 minutes. They will continue to cook after plating. Serves one, but easily doubled. Buttered challah toast makes a perfect side; if desired, add a patty of pork sausage or quick and easy home fries on the side.