Eggs are something that you probably eat pretty often, and many people like to eat them for breakfast so they can get some protein into their systems.
Since a large egg contains approximately six grams of protein, it’s an efficient thing to eat in the morning. You still want to ensure that you get to have a tasty breakfast, though.
Scrambled eggs are a very popular breakfast option. It’s a type of food that goes well with many other breakfast favorites.
If you’ve ever made eggs and had them turn out kind of bad, you might be wondering what’s up. Making mistakes might cause them to turn out a bit hard or lumpy instead of having them be fluffy.
Trying to make scrambled eggs without milk might cause you some issues, but you can still get good results if you know what you’re doing. Keep reading to for tips about making your eggs fluffy without using milk.
Is Adding Milk to Scrambled Eggs a Good Idea?
So, you don’t have any milk, but you want to make scrambled eggs that turn out really tasty. There are quite a few people who say that milk is an essential component when making scrambled eggs, but is this really true?
For the most part, milk is completely unnecessary when you’re cooking eggs. You can make eggs that will taste amazing without using one drop of milk.
It also isn’t true that scrambled eggs will turn out fluffier if you cook them using milk. You can indeed make them with milk if you would like to do that, but it’s not something that you actually need.
If you don’t have milk that you can use, you don’t need to feel the need to run to the store right away. Just follow the advice below and you’ll be able to enjoy eggs that taste great no matter what.
Whisk the Eggs Properly
Whisking the eggs properly is going to be one of the most important aspects of making scrambled eggs. If you don’t get this right, the eggs aren’t going to turn out quite how you want them to.
If you’re somewhat new to cooking, you might not be familiar with whisking things yet. Some people make the mistake of whisking only a little bit, and they wind up giving up way too soon.
Trying to scramble eggs that haven’t been whisked vigorously enough will lead to mixed results. You’ll still be able to make eggs that are edible enough, but they are almost surely not going to turn out fluffy.
This means that you’ll be eating eggs that are denser than usual in some situations. Most people would say that eggs that turn out this way aren’t particularly good.
You can turn things around by focusing on whisking the eggs thoroughly. When you whisk them properly, it’s going to beat air into them and this is what causes them to turn out as fluffy as possible.
After getting a bit of practice in, the process of whisking the eggs will come naturally to you. You’ll get a good sense of how long to take before moving on.
It’s also worth noting that it’ll be easier to enjoy good results when you’re using a hand whisk. You can do this by using a hand mixer if you really want to, but it’s easier to get things right when using a manual hand whisk.
Cook Them Properly
Cooking the eggs properly is the second big step that you need to get right if you want them to be fluffy. Some people mess up because they choose to cook eggs on high heat.
It’s understandable that you would want to make breakfast as quickly as you can. However, it’s not going to be wise to approach things this way.
Cooking eggs using medium-low heat will be the best way to get them to turn out fluffy. It’ll take longer to do things this way, but it’s well worth the effort.
What you do is start cooking the eggs on medium-low heat while stirring them continuously. Keep on stirring throughout the process and pay attention to how the eggs look.
The eggs should be yellow, creamy, and a little bit moist. If you make a mistake, they’ll wind up being brown, dry, and not very tasty at all.
Using a lower heat setting makes it far less likely that you’re going to cook the eggs more than you need to. It makes it simpler to find the sweet spot where they’ll be creamy and fluffy.
If you can remember to make eggs this way every single time you want to make scrambled eggs, you’ll be in good shape. It isn’t hard to pull this off, but you do need to be patient enough to avoid burning the eggs or drying them out.
Specific Instructions for Cooking Scrambled Eggs
In case you need a step-by-step guide, this section can act as one. You’ll be able to learn exactly what you need to do to make scrambled eggs when you don’t have any milk.
Start by getting a medium-sized bowl that you can use to whisk the eggs. Crack the eggs and place them in the bowl.
To make a decent-sized batch of scrambled eggs, it’s recommended to crack six large eggs. When everything is in place, you’ll want to start whisking the eggs thoroughly.
Put a bit of salt and pepper in the bowl with the eggs as well. It’s recommended to use approximately one-half of a teaspoon of both salt and pepper, but you might want to adjust things a bit based on what you like.
With this done, you just keep beating the eggs until they appear to be light and frothy. Get a ten-inch skillet and put it over medium heat.
Add butter to the skillet so that it can coat the surface. Swirl things around a bit and the skillet should be ready for the eggs after about four minutes.
Next, you’re going to lower the heat to medium-low heat before pouring the eggs into the skillet. Cook them by continuously stirring them.
Eventually, you’ll notice that the edges of the eggs will look like they’ve been cooked. You want to use your spatula to push them from one side to another before folding them.
It should be possible to fold the eggs so that you’ll have one pile of fluffy eggs. When they’re cooked to your liking, you’ll be able to remove them from the skillet and serve them.
Some People Like Their Eggs a Bit Different
Some people do prefer scrambled eggs to be a bit different than described above. For example, you might find scrambled eggs that are too moist to be kind of gross.
Understand that what’s being described above isn’t meant to have the eggs turn out wet. They’re just supposed to be a bit moist so that they have a creaminess to them.
You can scramble the eggs a bit longer so that they turn out just a bit overcooked. There are simply people who prefer them to be slightly overcooked instead of having them be right on the money.
It’s fine to do this so long as you don’t go too far. If you aren’t careful, the eggs will turn out brown and they’ll be quite dry.
Most people would agree that brown, dry scrambled eggs aren’t good. It’s just up to your preference on how long you wish to cook them.
Do the Eggs That You Use Make a Difference?
Another question that people often ask involves the types of eggs that are being used in the cooking process. Many people simply use standard pale-colored eggs bought from a supermarket to make breakfast in the morning.
Things might turn out even better than usual if you decide to use dark-colored eggs. Many people feel that these eggs are a bit tastier than the pale ones that are more common.
Some even say that it’s a great idea to use free-range eggs because everything just comes out a bit better that way. It shouldn’t impact the fluffiness of the eggs in any way, but it might impact the taste.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t get good results using any type of egg that you would buy from the store. It should just be taken as food for thought if you’re interested in making the tastiest scrambled eggs that you can.
You might enjoy going out and trying to find some really high-quality eggs. If you eat them pretty much every morning, it makes sense to want them to be as good as possible.
What Can You Serve with Scrambled Eggs?
Now that you know how to make excellent scrambled eggs, you might be wondering what else you should have for breakfast to go with them. There are quite a few delicious things that you can enjoy with them in the morning.
Many people like to make pieces of toast to serve alongside eggs. This won’t take long at all and you don’t need many ingredients to get the job done.
If you’d like something a bit more complex, you might want to bake some biscuits. Biscuits served with butter will taste amazing in the morning, and they seem to go with eggs quite nicely.
Those who are trying to limit how much bread they eat might prefer hash browns. You can easily enjoy some hash browns on the side of your plate right beside your scrambled eggs.
When you aren’t concerned about calories or trying to eat healthy foods, it’s going to make sense to bust out the bacon. Crispy bacon is something that will make you look forward to getting up and eating breakfast.
Wash down your breakfast with a refreshing glass of orange juice. What’s being described here is a very traditional type of American breakfast.
There are other things that can work just fine, but why not try out the classics? It’ll definitely make you feel satisfied and full.
It should be a lot easier for you to make scrambled eggs that will help you to feel satisfied in the morning now. You can count on being able to make eggs that turn out light and airy even when you don’t have milk that you can use.
What it really comes down to is the technique that you use to cook the eggs. If you don’t do things the right way, they could wind up being dry and overcooked.
Whisking the eggs is one of the biggest things that you need to focus on. Beating them thoroughly is required when you’re trying to make them turn out right.
Doing things the right way will ensure that air is beaten into them. They’ll be light and very tasty if you take the time to whisk them by hand without giving up too soon.
Cooking the eggs using medium-low heat is also recommended. When you cook them using higher heat settings, it can cause you to accidentally cook them too much.
Simply be patient and cook the scrambled eggs while constantly stirring them. Typically, it takes about five minutes to cook scrambled them this well.
When you’re finished, they should still be a bit moist. They’ll also be yellow and will look very nice instead of being dry and brown.
You’ll be able to get used to making scrambled eggs this way in the mornings. It’ll make it easy to get consistent results so that breakfast will always be scrumptious in your household.
So don’t begrudgingly grab your car keys to head to the grocery store this morning. You can make fantastic scrambled eggs without having to use milk at all.
Let your friends know that you don’t necessarily need milk to make excellent scrambled eggs. You can show them the proof the next time they come over to have breakfast at your place.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.