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How to make scrambled eggs?
It's your Freshman year of college and you've come to the realization that you can't cook.
Ramen noodles feel like a distant memory and your mother's cooking seems like some unachievable magic concoction. Well, first things first. Don't panic. Everything is going to be okay. You will survive.Secondly, eggs. After all, you can't just live on 324 ways to cook ramen noodles. There is only so far Lawry's seasoned salt and deli meat can take you.
So what can you put on your ever-so-dry slice of toast? It needs something and peanut butter just isn't cutting it anymore. The answer: scrambled eggs. But how do you make scrambled eggs? Good question. If you're anything like me, and it's taken moving into a college dorm to begin cooking for yourself, you're worried about undercooked eggs. Or overcooked. Or cooking, period. Again, don't panic.
You've got this.
Alright, so how does one make scrambled eggs? There is a lot you can do with eggs, but we're going start with the basics. Now, there are two main methods, microwave or a stove, but the microwave is faster. It's quick, it's easy, it's essentially mess-free, and you don't have to deal with any potential burnt crusty bits in a pan. You want to work your way up to making them in a frying pan. Trust me, it's an art to make them fluffy.
So, How to make scrambled eggs?
Alright, so you've got your eggs. (And hopefully, a bowl.) Here's what you need:
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper (optional)
- Butter or cooking spray (though this is optional as well)
Crack the eggs into the bowl and pour in two tablespoons of milk. Whisk the eggs with a fork until the mixture is well blended.
Place the bowl into the microwave and cook on HIGH (100% power), for 45 SECONDS. Carefully remove the bowl, using a cloth or oven mit as the bowl may be hot. Give it a little stir with a fork (a clean one, you know, for health reasons!) to blend the uncooked eggs with the cooked. Place the bowl back into the microwave for another 30 to 45 SECONDS.
Be sure to keep an eye on the eggs, as you don't want them to be overcooked and become dehydrated or rubbery.
When the microwave beeps ... Voila! You can top the eggs with cheese and season with salt (don't add it to the eggs before cooking, as it will cause the eggs to toughen) and pepper. Congratulations, you cooked something! Look at you go! Now sit down and enjoy your tasty creation.
Add some spice to your eggs!
Cheese - Throw some cheese on top and let it melt, for a great flavorful cheesy delicious meal!
Salsa - Add some salsa to the top of your eggs to add a little zest to your newly created concoction.
Ketchup - Everyone loves ketchup, adding ketchup to your eggs will definitely add some extra flavor!
Vegetables - Top your eggs off with your favorite vegetables (assuming you even have any in your college dorm refrigerator, and if you don't remember buying vegetables, I wouldn't recommend using them if they're in your fridge..)
(Also note, that water produces a lighter egg. Milk, however, produces a creamier, smoother egg.)
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