How to Make the World's Best Scrambled Eggs

The World's Best Scrambled Eggs (my wife's opinion anyway)
The World's Best Scrambled Eggs (my wife's opinion anyway) | Source

A Recipe Article by Jodah. Can You Believe It?

For those people who know me and my writing, this will be the least likely type of article you'd expect from me. When you see a notification that "Jodah" has written something new you have come to expect a poem, short story, or maybe an essay about the environment or self-sufficiency. Not, "How to Make the World's Best Scrambled Eggs."

Well, there is a first for everything, or so they say. So here is my first ever (and probably last) recipe article. I hope you enjoy.

p.s. I had to throw a poem at the end (it is related, and is what I do) to please the poetry lovers and my followers :) Those readers who are just looking for a scrambled eggs recipe and/or don't like poetry are welcome to leave without reading the poem. That way I keep everyone happy.

Now for the Traditional Recipe..

Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves two people using six eggs.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, per person
  • to taste shallots or chives, chopped
  • equivalent volume as eggs, milk, full cream or light
  • one or two sprigs per serve parsley
  • two slices per person sour dough bread, toast
Silicon spatula and the World's best egg beater
Silicon spatula and the World's best egg beater | Source

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Spray frying pan or wok with olive oil cooking spray (or use non-stick pan) and place on medium heat
  2. Break three eggs into a bowl
  3. Add from half to the equivalent amount of milk to eggs (depending on the preference of consistency).
  4. Chop a generous amount of shallots, chives, or garlic chives and add to eggs and milk.
  5. Beat all ingredients until eggs are totally broken up and mixed in. (The Padia semiautomatic whisk/egg beater makes this job so easy. Better than any other egg beater I have used.)
  6. Pour the mix into the pan and leave until it begins to bubble, then turn the heat down slightly.
  7. Begin to cook two slices of toast per person.
  8. Using a spatula or egg flip begin to fold the mixture over itself from the outside in so that it cooks evenly throughout. Continue to do this throughout the entire cooking time.
  9. Turn off pan, butter toast and place on plates. Serve the scrambled egg onto the toast.
  10. Add a sprig of parsley on top of each serve to finish off.
  11. Add salt or pepper to taste.
  12. Voila! Enjoy.
All done. Is there any more?
All done. Is there any more? | Source

World's Best Scrambled Eggs

5 stars from 8 ratings of Scrambled Eggs
Onion Chives
Onion Chives | Source

Alternative Ingredients

Of course you can easily alter the recipe to suit your own taste. Feel free to add a little grated cheese, chopped onion instead of shallots or chives, a touch of chilli, chopped mushrooms, and maybe some shredded bacon or ham. If you don't have sour dough bread you can substitute it for rye, whole grain, (white if you must). Some who don't need to watch calories may even like to use cream instead of milk. It's my opinion that no recipe needs to be adhered to hard and fast. But this recipe is very basic, quick to prepare, and tastes great. I know, because I eat it :) and I like food.

Calorie Count

Ingredient
Calories
Sodium
3 Large Eggs
231
415mg
1Cup Full Cream Milk
63
105mg
1 Cup Low Fat Milk
18
107mg
2 Slices Sour Dough Bread
145
325mg
2 Slices Rye Bread
134
343mg
2 Slices White Bread
138
354mg
The type of bread you use doesn't seem to effect the calorie count significantly so use your favourite. Using low fat milk makes the biggest reduction in calories.

No Bones About It

I bred a boneless chicken

That laid pre-scrambled eggs.

It sat around and ate and laid,

'Cause it couldn't use its legs.

What Inspired This?

You may be asking yourself, "What came over Jodah to write this?" Well, there has been a lot of conversation recently about the status given to poetry and short fiction writers here at Hub Pages. It was mentioned in another article that poetry hubs never receive any accolades. That honor usually is afforded to 'recipe' and 'how to..' hubs. I half-jokingly suggested that I was thinking of writing a poem titled "How to Bake the World's Best Apple Pie," and see if it would be considered for Hub of the Day.

After writing that I thought, "Well why not? It's not such a dumb idea." The only problem was I have never baked an apple pie. I thought a bit more about what I could cook, and it came to me. My wife always says I make the best scrambled egg she has ever eaten, so I decided to write this recipe article. So this is really an experiment.. an undercover poetry hub disguised as a recipe hub and listed in the category 'Food and Cooking' rather than 'Creative Writing-Poetry'. Let's see how it is rated by HubPages.

Healthy, happy poultry
Healthy, happy poultry | Source
Nine new chickens
Nine new chickens | Source
Our two new Turkey chicks, Heckle and Jeckle. Has anyone eaten Turkey eggs?
Our two new Turkey chicks, Heckle and Jeckle. Has anyone eaten Turkey eggs? | Source
Free range Eggs
Free range Eggs | Source
Milk and Olive Oil Spray
Milk and Olive Oil Spray | Source
Garlic Chives
Garlic Chives | Source
Parsley
Parsley | Source

How to Make the World's Best Scrambled Eggs


Which came first

The question begs,

Was it the chicken

Or the eggs?


The truth maybe

We'll never know,

But eggs are laid

And chickens grow.


Eggs are protein

At its best,

A breakfast fare

That stands the test.


I love hen's eggs,

My daily staple.

Boiled or scrambled,

They're at my table.


How do you make

The world's best scramble?

First raise chickens,

Let them free range ramble.


Feed them well

And get them fat.

Keep them away

From that hungry cat.


In a few months time

They'll start to lay,

Unless they're roosters,

No need to say.

Now take three eggs

For every mouth,

Mix with milk,

Equal amount.


Beat it well

And add shallots,

Or garlic chives,

Then in the pot.


First spray the pan

With olive oil,

Then let the contents

Slowly boil.


Stir it gently

As it cooks,

Resist the pleading

Hungry looks.


Toast some bread

Then do not wait,

Place the scrambled

On the plate.


A sprig of parsley

The finished touch,

Place this on top

Then serve it up.


Jodah's Scrambled Eggs
Jodah's Scrambled Eggs | Source

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Phyllis Doyle 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Rated Up and high. I love scrambled eggs. Every time I make them, the recipe is different - but, I want to try your recipe, Jodah. I usually add just a little water or milk to the eggs, but next time am going to add more milk like you do. Now, I am really hungry for a plate of scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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peachpurple 22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i like the idea of using spring onions with scrambled eggs, voted up[


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Phyllis, thanks for the vote up. I hope you do try this recipe and enjoy it. it works for me. Let me know either way, if I need to improve it I am always welcome to suggestions.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi peachpurple, yes, spring onions really adds to the flavour. Thanks for the vote up.


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Phyllis Doyle 22 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Hi again. Sometimes I add salsa and shredded cheddar cheese.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I sometimes add shredded cheese too, but salsa is something that sounds good that I hadn't considered. Thanks Phyllis.


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Patsybell 22 months ago from zone 6a, SEMO

I see the chives (your photo is fab.) I don't see that parsley. But it looks like you have either been watching a lot of Food TV or you have fallen under the influence of your son the chef. I only notice these parsley and chive things because things because I am an herb gardener. Good Hub. Voted up, Tweet, Pin.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

You are right Patsybell, the last photo of the scrambled egg doesn't have a sprig of parsley on top. There is another photo of parsley growing in my garden however. Haha, yes maybe my son Daniel influenced me. Thanks for the vote up, tweet and pin.


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Uzochukwu Mike 22 months ago from Oba

A combination of recipe and poem. Such is great piece.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for taking the time to read this hub Uzochukwu Mike, and for your kind comment.


Ghaelach 22 months ago

Hi John.

Love anything to do with eggs, and scrambled eggs are at the top of my list. The list of accompanying extras is endless. But for me it doesn't matter what is in it, there is always a big dollop of HP spicy brown sauce on the top, and that's a must.

Now what can I have for my lunch?

Have a great week John.

Jimmy


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

I had scrambled eggs just last night for dinner ... I love them. I love your poem and what a creative way to do a recipe hub! Yes, recipe hubs do get featured as HOTD a lot, plus you will notice that you get a lot of views and I bet this one will stay up high in score being it is a recipe hub. I only have two recipe hubs and they have views in the thousands and continue to have the highest scores LOL. So, there you go.

I love your personal photos of all of your healthy chickens and herbs and such.

I love sourdough bread too.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Have a great week ahead.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for that Jimmy, have a great lunch.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

What a clever little ditty you shared...love it.

And thanks for the recipe...I always thought my Momma's scrambled eggs were the best with chives....but I will give yours a try too.

Angels are on the way to you this morning Jodah.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Faith, glad to see another scrambled egg lover. I hope you are right about the traffic and hub score, I am interested to see what happens. I need a hub that gets thousands of views. Thanks for the vote up, pin, share etc. You have a great week too.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you ps, our mother's recipe's are always the best aren't they? Glad you are going to try mine though. I agree chives improves it greatly. Thanks for those angels.


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Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

You have found a way to combine HP's favorite and least favorite types of hubs: recipes and poetry. Brilliant! (and a good recipe for eggs!!)


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for the support for this experimental hub Kathleen. Glad you liked the recipe, now to see if HP and Google like it too.


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ChitrangadaSharan 22 months ago from New Delhi, India

This really was a surprise until I read the poem. What a clever idea to write a recipe along with your wonderful poem!

I liked everything about this hub, --the recipe, the poem, the pictures and the presentation.

I would try your version of the scrambled eggs. I think this is the most versatile preparation of eggs. I usually include finely cut onion, green coriander leaves, tomatoes, cheese etc. in this.

Thanks for sharing this refreshing hub. Voted up!


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

Actually, John, to give you some encouragement, I have about 16 or so hubs with views into the thousands, and to my delight several are poems! My one about my grandson to be, arriving has over 4,000 views as do a couple more poems. Most of what I write is non-fiction though, so not sure if that is what makes the difference.

So, write your poetry and be happy doing what you do!


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Dip Mtra 22 months ago from World Citizen

Love your new Avatar John. It left me smiling and happy. You are far better than me at cooking though! The best I have ever done is cook rice in the rice cooker!!! Your hub is inspiration to cook something for my wife this Sunday.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the great comment Chitrangada. So glad you enjoyed everything about this, and that it was a surprise. I hope you try this recipe, but as you suggest all those other ingredients can be added to suit your taste. Thanks for the vote up too.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the encouragement Faith, but I'm not really discouraged. I judge success of my hubs by the number of comments, not by the number of views. I have a very high percentage of comments compared to total views. So I am happy doing what I'm doing. You do have about 200 more followers than I do too, but you could be right that non-fiction writing may be more popular than fiction.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the compliment Dip. Glad this has encouraged you to cook something for your wife on Sunday. Perhaps try this scrambled egg recipe.


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SusanDeppner 22 months ago from Arkansas USA

I use just a bit of water when I make scrambled eggs. Today, I'll try it your way, with milk and a larger quantity of it. Sounds good, looks delicious! Glad I came across your one and only recipe hub!


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey thanks Susan. I hope it turns out ok for you. I find the extra milk makes the egg turn out lighter and fluffier. I f this hub turns out to be super popular I may have to eat my words and do more recipe hubs.


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Aneegma 22 months ago

I can imagine you wearing a white apron that says "kiss me I'm Australian" and you've got splattered flour all over it and you keep shooing people to get out of the kitchen and leave you in peace till you finish! Gosh now am starving.. off to make John's idea of scrambled eggs! Great hub. I can see you becoming the next TV chef! xx


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mary615 22 months ago from Florida

I would not be at all surprised if this Hub did not receive a HOTD. I see more and more recipes being chosen. This one is very clever, I have to say! I'm sorry I read it before breakfast, though. Now I have to leave to make some eggs. I enjoy shredded cheddar cheese in mine.

Voted UP, etc. and shared. Oh, I love your chickens; I still miss mine.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Move over Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey haha. Thank you Aneegma, would I be shooing the people out of the kitchen from trying to kiss me or impatient to eat my food :) ? I hope you enjoy my idea of scrambled eggs.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Move over Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey haha. Thank you Aneegma, would I be shooing the people out of the kitchen from trying to kiss me or impatient to eat my food :) ? I hope you enjoy my idea of scrambled eggs.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Move over Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey haha. Thank you Aneegma, would I be shooing the people out of the kitchen from trying to kiss me or impatient to eat my food :) ? I hope you enjoy my idea of scrambled eggs.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Move over Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey haha. Thank you Aneegma, would I be shooing the people out of the kitchen from trying to kiss me or impatient to eat my food :) ? I hope you enjoy my idea of scrambled eggs.


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Harishprasad 22 months ago from India

John Hansen, a wonderful poet, had a midas touch. One day he touched eggs and scrambled them but out of the scrambled eggs, a poem came out. He ate the eggs and saw the poem. Convinced that he was made for poetry, he bid goodbye to the recipe. His followers were very happy. They appreciated the recipe and the lovely poem. The poet was now busy writing poems. His followers were trying the recipe.


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sujaya venkatesh 22 months ago

very eggy


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for your kind comment Mary. I've never had a HOTD yet, so let's just wait and see. Yes, shredded cheese is a good addition as well. Sorry to make you hungry again after breakfast. These new bantam chicks are very cute.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for that great commentary Harish, that is just how it happened...I hope. I hope you tried the recipe.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Goog on you Suj. Thanks.


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LongTimeMother 22 months ago from Australia

lol. Generally I view hubs and vote without leaving comments ... but seeing as you judge your success based on number of comments, not views, I'd feel guilty if I just voted. :)

Great hub, Jodah. It will be fascinating to see if a hub featuring a strategy for becoming HOTD actually does become HOTD. Here's hoping .... !


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bravewarrior 22 months ago from Central Florida

What a creative way to trip up the HP algorithms, John! I love it and I love scrambled eggs. It's nice to see you add milk to the mixture. I do, too but so many TV cooks don't. How can you get fluffy scrambled eggs without milk?!

The Paul McCartney/Jimmy Fallon video is the icing on the cake. Or, should I say garnish on the scrambled eggs?


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

You are way too funny! Here's hoping you sneak this one by the HP gods and get an editor's choice and HOTD. You deserve it....a recipe and a poem....what a bonanza for us all.

Great job, John! You have me laughing on this wet Monday.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you LTM, time will tell won't it. Just a little experiment on my part. If it works I'll do more of these. I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment.Have a great week.


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fpherj48 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jodah....I do like eggs and your recipe sounds delicious, so I'll give it a try.....since I don't raise chickens.......the eggs I must buy!!...UP+++


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Sha, I thought I'd try to throw a spanner in the algorithm works :) see what happen. Yes, as far as I'm concerned fluffy eggs need milk. Glad you do too. Thanks for the comment on the video too, I couldn't resist sharing it.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad I gave you a laugh Bill to brighten your wet Monday. I said I as thinking of doing something like this and was kinda pleased the way it turned out. Glad you approve of my sneaky tactics. There's more than one way to skin a cat.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey hey Paula, hope this recipe works out well for you. Yes, not everyone can have the luxury of your own chickens, but store bought eggs work almost a well. Thanks for the vote up too.


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

Great idea John and hope you will be considered for HOTD; I will put you in for it as soon as I finish here matter of fact! We just have to get our poetry in any way we can! I will try your egg recipe for sure. My husband is the egg cook most often but I try my hand now and then so I will try your way next time. Thanks for sharing! ^+


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Jackie, I appreciate it if you do nominate me for Editor's Choice because all HOTD's are selected from them now, so it's the only way. I hope I have enough of all components to qualify. Will just have to wait and see. Like your husband, I tend to be the egg cook in the house, though my wife cooks a great Spanish omelette. Thanks for trying my recipe though.


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tillsontitan 22 months ago from New York

Right out of the ballpark John! Certainly a hit on all counts. The hub was interesting, the poetry well done, the recipe excellent, and the touch of irony perfect. I would say this is a recipe for a perfect hub, oh and by the way the eggs do sound delicious!

Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, interesting and shared....let's pass this hub around and get you that Editor's Choice and HOTD.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

You are too kind Mary. I appreciate all the great comments this hub is getting. I am always trying new things so glad this experiment seemed to pay off. Thanks for the vote up and particularly the share. Have a great week.


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

Need to fix your video while I try to figure out how to vote you for EC. Why is everything so complicated anymore or am I just getting old? lol


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JayeWisdom 22 months ago from Deep South, USA

Delightful hub, John, and very clever. It is no small feat to scramble eggs well, but to write a recipe for doing so in verse...well, that's exceptional! You would certainly get my vote (for what it's worth to HP) for Hub of the Day.

Voted Up++++ and shared

Jaye


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Prabhjot Saini 22 months ago from Delhi, India

Yummy and funny poem on eggs....... voted up


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carrie Lee Night 22 months ago from Northeast United States

I loved the egg poem ! :) It sounds like it should be on the carton of free range chicken eggs Everywhere! Thank you for whipping up scrambled eggs for us ! :)


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DreamerMeg 22 months ago from Northern Ireland

Loved the poem. I make scrambled eggs totally differently but I am sure yours taste just as good! LOL


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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Best recipe article ever!


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WillStarr 22 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Sounds delicious, John! Bookmarked.


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clivewilliams 22 months ago from Nibiru

what...where are my eggs.....Jodah!


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lawrence01 22 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

The question is 'what came first? The poem or the recipe?' . Not that it really matters as together they make good PR. Enjoyed the hub


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always exploring 22 months ago from Southern Illinois

Well I must admit that I wanted a short story when I clicked on your hub, but I got a kick out of your poetry and recipe. I love scrambled eggs. I usually put ham or bacon chips in them. I gave you a five star rating, we'll see if that gets you a HOTD...


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Aneegma 22 months ago

Well I'd be sad if u shooed me off whilst I wanted to kiss the cook!! by the way I tried it and it tasted great! Well maybe I should taste the ones u make. They sound better haha! Agreed I would vote this to be HOTD.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Jackie, changed the video. good luck with the EC voting. Everything's getting more complicated.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Jaye, you have to be able to do something well. If I can add scrambled eggs to my resume, all well and good. Thanks for the vote up and share too.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Prabhjot Saini, glad it gave you a smile.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Carrie, gad you enjoyed this....hey I wonder how I sell my poem to the egg companies. good thought.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Meg, there are so many different ways to cook scrambled eggs. Eggs are just so versatile. I'm sure your way tastes great too.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Eric, that's great praise. Much appreciated.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Will, I hope you enjoy the eggs when you cook 'em.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I was sending you a carton Clive but the insurance for eggs is so expensive and they'd probably all be broken by the time they got there anyway.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Lawrence, actually the poem came first. Thanks for enjoying this.


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Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

I made sure to pin it to my regular HP Writers Board and my Variety of Food Recipes Board, so it will get double share there. Yes, I love the comments for they provide great feedback and encouragement and mean so much to me too. I am blessed with so many of those too, much to my surprise and delight. When you first publish a hub (you are probably already doing this) be sure to share it everywhere on Twitter, G+ and Pinterest, as those views actually add up to quite a bit.

Blessings


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AliciaC 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very creative way to write a recipe hub, Jodah! I enjoyed reading your article. The poem is very entertaining and the hub is visually attractive. Thanks for the fun and the recipe.


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CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Not expecting this from Jodah but I'm delighted! Well done, well done!


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South

Got it but hope there is an easier way from now on. Good luck!


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travmaj 22 months ago from australia

Yum! Sounds and looks delicious and so quick and easy, my sort of tucker. I just got handed a box of eggs from the neighbours chooks - so I'm ready to roll. Thanks John, great fun with the poem addition.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Ruby, sorry this wasn't a short story, but glad you liked the poetry and recipe. Thanks for the 5 star rating too. Ham or bacon chips works well in scrambled eggs.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for actually making trying this recipe Aneegma. Glad it worked out ok. Oh, I'd never shoo you out of my kitchen :) Thanks for the kind comment.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Faith, thank you for pinning this to your boards on Pinterest. I do share most of my hubs on Pinterest and Twitter, sometimes G+. I'll do that now. Thanks for the reminder.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the generous comment Alicia. I thought I'd try to create something different. Glad you believe it worked.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Cris, you never know what you can do until you try. Maybe my new niche is recipes :) Just joking.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Jackie. I didn't realise it was a difficult process. I have voted a couple of hubs for EC before, but it was over a year ago. Maybe it's different now.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Maj, great to hear you are going to try it, and it's always better with home grown eggs. Good for your neighbours.


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Easy-tasty-recipe 22 months ago

Hahaha....a hub of a kind. Will you believe me when I say that I read the poem well and the recipe not so very well. :) Loved every bit of the hub.

I love eggs too...thumbs up :)


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Easy-tasty-recipe, thanks so much for reading this and the thumbs up is really appreciated. Glad you liked the poem.


Ghaelach 22 months ago

Hello again John.

I'm still eating scramble eggs.

But what I'd really like know, is your secret formular for your success with such a simple recipe hub. How come you have 30+ comments and presumably a lot more clicks for a cooking hub. I'm not jealous, may be a little envious of such a monstrous success. Are your visitor just from HP or from all over the net?

Just finished a pizza size omelet with multi-ingredients, wonderful.

Jimmy.....................aka Ghaelach


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Frank Atanacio 22 months ago from Shelton

LOL everything about this recipe? slash entertaining cooking corner was worth the read and done right.. hey the egg recipe looks guy approved..LOL voted up and awesome.. ten stars my friend


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Marko Miholic 22 months ago from Croatia

as im hungry now where can i get this eggs :)


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Jimmy, this hub was an experiment because Google doesn't hold poetry in high esteem, neither does Hub Pages. "How To" hubs and "Recipe" hubs seem to be the most popular with searchers etc so I thought "If you can't beat them, join them." This is the most views and comments I have ever had in such a short time, so it seems to be a success. I don't know if there have been many views from outside HP though. Keep eating those eggs.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the great comment Frank, glad you enjoyed this hub. Yes the recipe is certainly guy friendly..can't get much easier believe me. Appreciate the vote up too.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Marko, glad this made you hungry. Go get yourself some hens or visit the store.


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Kristen Howe 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Great recipe John. When I tackle how to boil hard-cooked eggs, I'm going to try to make scrambled eggs. When I did it last year, it ended up as an omelet instead.


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

Beautifully, done Jodah. You make want to go eat scrambled eggs right now. You make poetry a great tool. Thanks.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Kristen. Just follow these simple instructions. I'm sure you'll do a great job. Thanks for your kind comment.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey MsDora, thanks for reading and your kind comment as always. Hope you enjoy those scrambled eggs. I think the posibilities for using poetry are endless. It isn't used enough.


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Daisy Mariposa 22 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

John,

When I saw this article I immediately thought "OMG, a Hub from Jodah without a poem," and then I saw how you combined a recipe poem and a traditional recipe into a brilliant Hub. Great job!


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey thank Daisy, I think this hub may have surprised a few people :)

Thanks so much for reading an your kind comment.


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Hannah David Cini 22 months ago from Nottingham

Poetry and eggs...2 of my favourite things. Thanks for this, great hub :)


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TLStahling 22 months ago

Poetic eggs. I wonder if a recipe book can be made from poetry. I remember "Can She Bake A Cherry Pie, Billy Boy."

I absolutely loved the McCartney and Fallon video about the song Scramble Eggs. What a classic


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pateluday 22 months ago from Jabalpur, MP, India

Adding finally shredded green chilly would augur the taste. With the right amount the heat will be tolerable.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

What a great idea TLStahling, a poetic recipe book. Why not, maybe a collaboration of HP poets could do it.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi pateluday, if cooking scrambled eggs for myself I sometimes add chopped or shredded chilli too, but my wife doesn't like it. Good suggestion.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Hannah, those are two of my favourite things also. Thanks for reading and your kind comment.


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Manikandan001 22 months ago from India

Dear John Hansen, Its very important one recipe, while reading i feel to have the dish. The taste is actually reflecting here, very simply you presented here. Thank you for presenting this. I enjoyed personally. Thank you.


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Save Hyper Online 22 months ago from South Africa

Scrambled eggs always taste great with cheese. My problem is that I am unable to eat soft eggs so most of the time my eggs are so scrambled that they lose any flavour - ideas here would be great.


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DDE 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fantastic! I like the simple recipe and the poem is too perfect.


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PegCole17 22 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Very clever way to sneak in a delightful poem into a recipe that stands the test of time. These look delicious and your instructions are clear and easy to follow. I love scrambled eggs. There was a time when I lived on them for months due to my finances. You can hardly find a more economical meal.


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Marko Miholic 22 months ago from Croatia

you are still talking about eggs? people are getting hungry man :(


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Devika, glad you like the recipe and poem. Much appreciated.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading and your kind comment Peg. Yes you can always rely on eggs even if you don't have much money for anything else. Been there, done that, but I still love them. I had to find a way of incorporating a poem with a recipe :)


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Marko, sorry but people keep commenting.


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klidstone1970 22 months ago from Niagara Region, Canada

Well this might not be apple pie, but it's the best creative scrambled egg recipe I've come across. You never know, John, maybe you might get HOTD yet!!


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kevin murphy-87 22 months ago from Ireland

This is awesome!!! I love scrambled eggs. It's my all time favorite breakfast. Loved the hub! :)


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Kim, Glad you like this scrambled egg recipe. Don't know that I'm up to tackling apple pie, but maybe toasted cheese sandwiches next :)

HOTD, I doubt it, but we just have to wait and see. I suppose anything is possible.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Wow! Kevin, thanks for that awesome comment. Thanks for reading and glad you like the recipe.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Save Hyper Online, I don't really like soft fried eggs and such either. When scrambling them just keep turning the mixture over so it cooks right through and is light an fluffy without overcooking. It only takes a few minutes to cook right through. Adding cheese is fine.


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MonkeyShine75 22 months ago from Los Angeles, California

Thanks for this, it sounds really tasty


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

My pleasure MonkeyShine, I hope you enjoy it.


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blinky626 22 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

IMO soft scrambled eggs are the best - simply use a pot and quickly expose it to heat and take it off, while scrambling an egg in the pot. do this repeatedly and you'll end up with the softest and fluffiest eggs!


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Blinky, I agree soft and fluffy is how scrambled eggs should be.


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annart 22 months ago from SW England

A recipe from John? Can this be? As you said, not expected. However, there was a poem so that's ok - a funny one too.

I'll try this, although my partner makes the best scrambled eggs I've ever tasted so that will be hard to beat. We use 2 eggs per person and one 'for the pot' as we say. Yours is probably richer if it has 3 per person.

Soft and fluffy are definitely the key words.

Bon appetit!

Ann


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank Ann, we all have our favourite recipes don't we. You can never admit someone else's is better than that of your partner and people have different tastes anyway. We use three eggs per person but I realise everyone wouldn't. By all means try this recipe though and see what you think.


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Jodah 22 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank Ann, we all have our favourite recipes don't we. You can never admit someone else's is better than that of your partner and people have different tastes anyway. We use three eggs per person but I realise everyone wouldn't. By all means try this recipe though and see what you think.


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annart 22 months ago from SW England

Yes, I will try it; that way I might make better scrambled eggs than he does!

Ann :)


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Ann, I sure hope you do, but be warned if they turn out better you may be given the job of making them all the time.


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ologsinquito 21 months ago from USA

They look delicious. How can you miss with free range eggs and a good cooking technique? The garlic chives are a great addition.


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Susan Trump 21 months ago from San Diego, California

VERY CUTE BEGINNING.


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annart 21 months ago from SW England

Oh yes! Didn't think of that!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad they look and sound good to you Ologsinquito. they are delicious and the garlic chives really makes them tasty.


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Sunshine625 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

Huh?...Add the equivalent amount of milk to eggs! I rarely add milk to my scrambled eggs, surely not the equivalent, but I'll try this next time. I like this meal for dinner, not breakfast and I add sauteed peppers, onions and oregano. I sprinkle oregano on most of my meals. Thanks for the great tip and good luck with a HOTD! :))


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Sunshine, all those ingredients are great, but yes approximately equal milk..(I don't actually measure, just do it visually) .It makes them extra fluffy and light. Thank you for agreeing to try it.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Susan. Cheers.


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cam8510 21 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I love this po... I mean recipe hub, Jodah. All the great poe.. food, like shallots, garlic, chives and poe... I mean parsley, sorry. The scrambled egg song with McCartney and Fallon was great. A song? That's sort of like a p... anyway, I think the idea of raising poets in the back yard is a good idea. Wait, they are called pullets, not poets. Sorry again. So, it's breakfast time here and I happen to have eggs in the fridge. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great weekend, John.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Cam, this comment is a classic .. I can't stop laughing. Thanks for not referring to it as a poe... you know hub :) Glad you liked the scrambled eggs song and the actual recipe. Hope the scrambled eggs works out well. Having a good weekend here, hope you do too.


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Tamirogers 21 months ago from Seattle, Washington

Love this! Good for you..and cream is they key--very funny!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for you kind comment Tami, yes, creamy and funny are the keys.


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Lady Guinevere 21 months ago from West Virginia

Hahaha! I loved the poem and the recipe! HP doesn't like what Google doesn't like. Only thing wrong with that is Google does know wht it likes and keeps changing the rules all the time...A little scrambled if you ask me...pun intended.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading lady Guinevere, glad you found the humour in this. I was kind of being sarcastic to Google. You're right their thinking is scrambled and what they approve ever changing. So I'm just trying to give them what they want...sort of.


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Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

Woo hoo, look at you John at 98! You should get views into the thousands on this one, and with your creative poetry added on this one, sends it over the top. Congrats!

Let's face it, people love fast and easy, yet great recipes ... but the added bonus is that you were able to write your beloved poetry.

I am enjoying President's Day off here, yet we are unable to travel anywhere due to ice storm heading our way.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I know Faith, I am as surprised as anyone. It just proved this experiment worked. My hub score is normally between 90 and 92, never been this close to 100 before. Glad you are enjoying President's Day even though you are stuck at home. Good luck with that ice storm. You just got me thinking, "Why don't we get a Prime Minister's Day holiday?" Thanks for reading.


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Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago

John! Love your recipe and your poem, but hate eggs. I will make them for Hubby.

I accept the challenge and hope to publish later today.

Voted up across the board and shared.


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Peggy W 21 months ago from Houston, Texas

What a clever post to combine a recipe with your poetry. Enjoyed the photos also! Looking forward to your next combination! I have never added that much milk to the eggs but do add all kinds of other things. Just cut in some grape tomatoes today for a different approach. Consider this shared! :)


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viking305 21 months ago from Ireland

The scrambled eggs look great. I like to add a tomato as well. Love the poem

Voted up and shared


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Shyron, thanks for the comment. Sorry you don't like eggs so thanks for reading this hub anyway. I hope your hubby likes this recipe. Look forward to reading your challenge response too. Thanks for the vote up and share too.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Peg, thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed my experimentall hub. Due to it's success I am quite sure there will be more like this. It seems I use more milk than anyone else but it works for me. Grape tomatoes...great addition. I may add them next time. Thanks for sharing.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading viking305 and for the kind comment. Glad you liked the poem. Tomato goes fine with this recipe as well. I appreciate the vote up an share too.


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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

I really enjoyed reading your recipe hub. You made it much more interesting.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you aesta1, I am glad you enjoyed this. I will try to write more hubs similar to this style.


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TIMETRAVELER2 21 months ago

This is so cleverly done. Great job! I can see why it is getting so many views. Congrats and voted up!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi TT2, thanks for coming by to check this one out, also for the congrats and vote up. Sometimes if you can't beat them ...you need to find a new way to play the game.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi TT2, thanks for coming by to check this one out, also for the congrats and vote up. Sometimes if you can't beat them ...you need to find a new way to play the game.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi TT2, thanks for coming by to check this one out, also for the congrats and vote up. Sometimes if you can't beat them ...you need to find a new way to play the game.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi TT2, thanks for coming by to check this one out, also for the congrats and vote up. Sometimes if you can't beat them ...you need to find a new way to play the game.


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Suzanne Day 21 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

When I saw your scrambled egg hub, just had to click and find out what you were up to! Love the poem, the recipe and the pictures. One thing - should "laid" be "laid"? Well done on this amazing hub - it's a delight to behold - more like this please ;) Voted awesome!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Suzanne. I will definitely try to create more hubs like this from time to time. Thanks for pointing out "layed/laid" to me. I have changed that now. For some unknown reason I thought the past of "laying an egg" was different to "laying a table". I thought it was "laying", but I wa obviously wrong. Much appreciated. Thanks for the "awesome' vote.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Suzanne. I will definitely try to create more hubs like this from time to time. Thanks for pointing out "laid/laid" to me. I have changed that now. For some unknown reason I thought the past of "laying an egg" was different to "laying a table". I thought it was "laying", but I wa obviously wrong. Much appreciated. Thanks for the "awesome' vote.


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Rolly A Chabot 21 months ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Jodah... Thanks for the great hints on cooing one of my favourites. Nothing like eggs for a health for a fast and hearty meal, I would add probably the most balanced diet you could find. I often ponder the same question of which came first and always come to the conclusion as long as we have eggs we are happy...

Thanks and Hugs from Canada


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Rolly, thanks for reading this hub. Good to meet another egg lover. They are certainly good for you and a protein rich food. I think there will always be eggs...I hope so anyway. Cheers from Australia. p.s. Thanks for the follow too.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I don't know what is going on, but comments are being "triplicated" ..at least my responses to Rolly were..hence the deletions.


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FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

I'm a few weeks late to the party, but I'm here and I LOVE your combination of poetry and recipe combined with everything else to make it so freaking STELLAR who could resist. You've made me so hungry, too.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

It's never to late to get your welcome comment Flourish. Glad you like this experiment and think this hub has what it takes to be rated "stellar", now go and make yourself some scrambled eggs :)


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Jeannieinabottle 21 months ago from Baltimore, MD

These do look like some mighty fine scrambled eggs. I love eggs, so I just might have to get this a try. Thanks for sharing!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

No problem Jeannie, thanks for reading. By all means give it a go. What's the worst that can happen? Eggs are cheap. Just joking, it should turn out fine.


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rebeccamealey 21 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I love the poem AND the recipe. The scrambled eggs look really appetizing, and the poem is quite clever. Jonah at his best. SHARED!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hey Rebecca, glad you enjoyed this hub, I do enjoy these scrambled eggs.. Thanks for the kind comment and sharing.


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aviannovice 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

This is definitely tops for entertainment of the day. Where else can we get a chuckle, a poem, AND a good recipe? Go to Jodah!!


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cam8510 21 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

John. Thanks for linking to my hub. By the way, my hub score hit 99 yesterday. It's 97 today so far.


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cam8510 21 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I put a music video up as well. It's not McCartney and Fallon, but it's got music and dancing.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Deb, I try to make my hubs entertaining or at least unique. Glad you liked the poem and recipe.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

No problem Cam, congrats on your hub score. After I published my scrambled egg hub...mine went up to 98 and stayed there until I published my next hub then dropped two points. Still high for me though. These combo hubs definitely work.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Well done.


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ArtDiva 21 months ago from Yountville, CA

What a really creative presentation—recipe within a poem. Just wonderful. I'll give this a try as eggs are a mainstay in my diet.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Good to see you ArtDiva and thanks for the generous comment. I guarantee you'll enjoy this egg recipe...or your money back :)


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Claudia Mathews 21 months ago

I love eggs, they are probably my favorite food of all time. I'll have to give your recipe a try for my next breakfast.


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Claudia, by all means give this recipe a try and let me know how it works out for you. Eggs are probably my favourite food too. Good luck.


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psycheskinner 21 months ago

Is it really equal volume of milk? I've been doing it wrong all these years!


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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Yes, this seems to surprise most people but it's the way I do it psycheskinner, and it works for me. I don't measure precisely just approximate by sight. I was surprised that some people even use water instead of milk. Thanks for reading.


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SheGetsCreative 20 months ago from Seattle, WA

I make mine pretty much the same way, but you're the only other person I've seen list garlic chives as an ingredient! Kudos...now I'm hungry...


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

SheGetsCreative, thanks for reading this, we each have to do something that makes our recipe unique..I guess with mine t's garlic chives. Glad to hear you make yours pretty much the same a part from that. I hope you managed to satisfy that hunger.


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Besarien 20 months ago

You effortlessly combined two of my favorite things- poetry and recipes! Voted up and kudos.


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Besarien, good to see you at one of my hubs. This one was an experiment to try and make a poem rate better by combining it with a recipe hub. It did seem to work. Thanks for the vote up.


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word55 14 months ago from Chicago

Hey John, cool poem, interesting pics, dish, recipes and (funny) empty plate. Enjoyed it!


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Al, thanks for reading and the kind comment. Good to see you again and glad you enjoyed this hub.


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teaches12345 11 months ago

Your photo drew me in to read the suggestion. I love scrambled eggs any time of the day. I see you ate it all so there is nothing left for readers!


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha, Diana, Glad the photo of those scrambled egg drew you in. Sorry, but there are never any left over. Thank you so much for reading.


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ChitrangadaSharan 11 months ago from New Delhi, India

Came back to read your excellent hub one more time. Besides your interesting recipe of scrambled eggs, one gets the treat of a lovely poem as well.

Great hub and thanks!


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Chitrangada, I appreciate you revisiting this hub, and giving me generous comments once again. Thank you. I need to check out some more of your recent hubs too.


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word55 11 months ago from Chicago

Hey John, I'm beginning to enjoy eating scrambled egg whites. A lot of people try to avoid the high cholesterol by not eating the yolk. Have you ever scrambled just the whites?


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Al, no I haven't just scrambled the whites but I'm sure it is ok. I know of the concerns about the cholesterol in the yolks but I have also read that the same cholesterol in eggs is actually good unless they are fried or cooked in oil. If boiled, poached or scrambled it is nothing to worry about.


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rjbatty 8 months ago from Irvine

Jodah: Yeah, writing recipes for HubPages seems like a more successful way to go. Look at the response you got on this! I may have to try it out as an experiment myself.

Until you've been censored by HubPages, you don't get the full sense of what the outfit is all about. You CANNOT express a totally controversial subject, without it being filtered out of existence. It's not really an open forum, and the people who seem to score higher points are talking about food recipes or pet care.

Interestingly, we have an almost identical idea about how to form ideal scrambled eggs. My only exceptions to your recipe are (1) adding equal amounts of milk to the eggs. I think this is too much. I think about a third serves its purpose. (2) They key thing in making scrambled eggs is having a low burner setting (which you indicate), but also constantly stirring the mixture with a spatula. The constant stirring gives the eggs the opportunity to cook evenly. And even over a medium oven setting, the eggs will coalesce much faster than most people realize. Unless you like hard-scrambled (which I don't), you've got to keep moving the mixture around constantly -- even under medium heat. (3) It's unthinkable eating scrambled eggs without some kind of bread -- even a toasted muffin. You can pour the mixture onto toasted bread, but this becomes a kind of sandwich. It's more fun to eat the eggs between bites of bread. But this is a really minor point. Compare our preferences to what is being served daily at McDonald's. The scrambled eggs are like the equivalent to one of their meat patties. Yet, they make a fortune off this stuff.


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for the great comment RJ. Yes, I admit I may be a little generous on the milk but serving two people it tends to increase the volume and make it extra fluffy. I also may have failed to advise to constantly stir the mixture and move it around with the spatula. Thanks for reminding me and I may add that. But, yes this experiment worked as this has become my most consistently viewed hub.


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rjbatty 8 months ago from Irvine

Jodah: I want to hear from you re. Hub writing articles that sit on the border of what the sequestered editors of HubPages find appropriate and inappropriate. I want you to write a separate Hub on the subject. You admitted that some of your own material was censored. That had to rub you the wrong way, as it did for me. You have the tact, the skill, the experience to put this subject into perspective. Who are these editors? Are they high school grads with no degree? Why can't writers communicate directly with those in control of this forum (if you can call it that)? They don't even have a Help page -- they leave this up to other Hubbers to provide answers. We've both pushed the limits and got squashed. Other than the word "inappropriate," what are we to assume? I'm asking you to do this because you are one of the most balanced writers to whom I subscribe. Your comments are always generous, and you seem to possess a "common sense" approach toward writing that I think could be extremely useful in defining the boundaries. Just consider it.


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for your faith in me to handle such a task RJ. Yes, I have had a few run-ins in regard to censorship. The first time was with a hub called "Prince Plethora's Pleasure Palace" where I had to delete a pic of a painting that showed nipples through a see-through shirt and mention of a topless dancer. I had to remove these and ask for moderation by a human and ads were reinstated, but the first time I updated the hub they were disabled again. My other most controversial hubs are my "How to Talk Aussie" series of which this is one (also with ads disabled): http://hubpages.com/literature/How-to-Talk-Aussie-...

I appreciate your comments with regard to my approach and that I am a balanced writer, and I may actually do as you suggest. You said there was no "Help Page" though, what about the Learning Centre?


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rjbatty 8 months ago from Irvine

Jodah: I just read your Aussie-talk Hub and cannot find anything objectionable. It's informative, extremely detailed and well done.

I really hope you write a Hub about censorship re. HubPages, as I think they are going too far in being purists.

I suppose we can just talk about scrambled eggs until the cows come home, but what sort of forum would this constitute?

I'd take on the task of revealing how puritanical HubPages can be, but I think you'd do a much better job. I'm sort of hot-headed and would probably blow the whole effort. You have a sense of control/balance and decorum that I don't possess.

Just consider it as a possible. If you are in this for some monetary return, I can understand your reluctance. But, I feel it's an issue that needs addressing, and I see you as the best possible candidate.

The "Learning Center" strikes me as an extension of HubPages' limitation of contact with an actual homo sapien. I picture the whole enterprise as consisting of a minimum of low-paying post-graduates who would prefer to censor a Hub rather than run the risk of someone ("a superior") finding the material too flush for publication. I don't earn a dime from my postings because I fouled up something when I signed on, and I don't care. They can take their $25 per month (or whatever) and shove it, but I find their censorship policy to be overly stringent and cowardly. Someone has to call them on this. I can't do it because I'm too heated, so I look toward you for writing a Hub that addresses the issue in a less phlegmatic way. Write out a sketch. Send it to me if you want some feedback (and feel you need it), then publish it.

I don't want to push you into doing something that is of no real interest, but you are my go-to guy, so I hope you'll take the effort.


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

rjbatty, here is a link to the hub you asked me to write. Not sure if it is what you expected, but I did it: http://hubpages.com/politics/Lets-Find-the-Middle-...


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Glenn Stok 6 months ago from Long Island, NY

I loved the poem recipe and thought that was it. Especially how you started off saying we can skip the poem. I didn't. And I thought you were playing around with those readers who chose to skip the poem.

I got the best of both as I was treated to another fine work of yours with the regular recipe version. That satisfied me about the amount of milk. The poem version said equal amounts, but I felt that was too much milk. I'm going to follow the half milk rule you indicated after the poem.


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Jodah 6 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading this Glenn. I appreciate your valuable comment and glad you found this hub an enjoyable and interesting read. I was playing around with readers who don't really like poetry :)


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manatita44 3 months ago from london

Nice Hub, but yes, two different topics. I'll answer your question on your forum. Stay tuned!


Joyce 3 months ago

Hum, I don't know which of the two to praise, whether to praise the recipe or praise the poem. They both have equal weights for me. The poem is certainly interesting and the recipe makes me hungry. Well done John!


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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks manatita.


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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Joyce, thanks for reading and for your generous comment for both the recipe and the poem.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Nice! Nice! The poetry adds an extra flavour to the recipe. This should be on the new niche site - Delishably. I saw Ashish's recent hub was moved there. A great hub, Jodah. I have started eating eggs now. Will try this out. I used to eat Subway sandwiches with egg salad. Yum-yum! Delicious!


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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your kind words of support, Surabhi. "Adds extra flavour to the recipe" I like that. Glad to hear you are eating eggs now and will try this recipe. My comments and views have gone through the roof since I posted this in the forum, which is great.


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janshares 3 months ago from Washington, DC

Superb, original, funny way to present a cherished recipe. Excellent work, Jodah. It makes you want to fix scrambled eggs for the fun of it.


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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

What a wonderful comment, Jan. I appreciate you saying that as I was told to remove the poetry if I want the hub moved to a niche site. I couldn't do that and stay true to myself.

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