Close up of scrambled eggs being cooked in the pan

Perfect scrambled eggs recipe

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(81 ratings)

Takes 15-20 minutes


Easily doubled

Learn how to make perfect scrambled eggs with this easy recipe. A quick breakfast packed with protein, courtesy of Bill Granger.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving (with milk)

  • kcal254
  • fat19g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 2 large free range eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 6 tbsp single cream or full cream milk
  • a knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  1. Lightly whisk 2 large eggs, 6 tbsp single cream or full cream milk and a pinch of salt together until the mixture has just one consistency.

  2. Heat a small non-stick frying pan for a minute or so, then add a knob of butter and let it melt. Don’t allow the butter to brown or it will discolour the eggs.

  3. Pour in the egg mixture and let it sit, without stirring, for 20 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon, lifting and folding it over from the bottom of the pan.

  4. Let it sit for another 10 seconds then stir and fold again.

  5. Repeat until the eggs are softly set and slightly runny in places. Remove from the heat and leave for a moment to finish cooking.

  6. Give a final stir and serve the velvety scramble without delay.

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29th May, 2020
Lovely scrambled eggs!! Really easy to make. Could have done with 3 eggs maybe especially if they're not large. Also I didn't add salt at the start as this can be added after to taste.
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Kenzie Derbyshire
21st May, 2020
i love scramble egg and salmon
25th Mar, 2020
I couldn’t understand how a scrambled egg recipe could have 5 stars but having just made them this morning I now get it! Very yummy indeed! Made with whipping cream as that’s all I had (left over from another recipe) and doubled it for 2 people.
18th Feb, 2020
Haven't eaten scrambled eggs in donkey's years and had a surplus of eggs to use up and bored with omelettes. Bill you are genius, your recipe worked perfectly and no saucepan to scrape afterwards.
Pat 1
25th Aug, 2018
I add some grated cheese and chopped chives or grated raw onion. Pile it up on toast and enjoy. A great snack for any time of day
11th Sep, 2017
I'm an absolute beginner when it comes to cooking however I know I like eggs (I'm also a fussy eater) and they're pretty versatile so I thought it would be a good place to start. Great, easy recipe! My scrambled eggs were delicious. Thank you!
30th Dec, 2016
Confused - this has been listed as a low-FODMAP recipe but uses milk? Any tips for an alternative?
20th Feb, 2015
Thought I'd make an account to comment on this recipe. As implied by my username, I'm not a particularly good cook, but I found the recipe easy to follow and it came out great. I altered the recipe slightly on a whim after catching a glimpse of my spice rack by adding half a tablespoon of paprika to the mixture before whisking. I will admit, the result would not have won any beauty contests, but it tasted fantastic.
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18th Mar, 2015
Hi, CCBT and welcome! (great username, btw, and refreshingly honest!). I stopped by to say "Thanks" for the paprika tip. I AM actually a fairly proficient cook, but I hadn't thought of that - and it really enhances this simple dish, huh? Nice one!! :-)
26th Nov, 2014
Yummy! I used semi skimmed milk witch worked perfect, healthier too.


26th Oct, 2018
How is this low-FODMAP, with milk and cream? Badly tagged recipe. Please correct...
Bob Dale
11th Jan, 2014
In my opinion, the best way to cook perfect scrambled eggs is Gordon Ramsay's: never whisk the eggs before, whisk them in the pan with butter. The taste is much, much better. Check it out:
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