Close up of scrambled eggs being cooked in the pan

Perfect scrambled eggs recipe

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(61 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 made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…


  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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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.
JennyMac77's picture
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.
marcusgibbons's picture
25th Nov, 2014
Ladies & Gentlemen, this is without doubt THE best recipe for perfect scrambled eggs! The cream gives them a wonderful texture. Even my girlfriend had to admit they were better than hers! You won't be disappointed.
rainbirduk's picture
25th Sep, 2014
So simple but really good
19th Aug, 2014
I found this a really easy way of making scrambled eggs. I only had skimmed milk, so I added 4 tablespoons of milk and it turned out perfectly. The method in this recipe is a brilliant way to scramble eggs without sticking to the pan afterwards.
14th May, 2014
Rubbish recipe.... 20 seconds without stirring turns it into an omelette!


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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