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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs



Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The morning brew to the left, task on hand front and center, a small fan humming to the right. Hands poised on the keyboard, ten pages down, one more to go, the one that matters most. Fingers drum, words dancing around in that caffeine tripping head, fighting for attention, struggling for some structure.

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Then, words don't come.

The page remains void of what should be easily shared, that annoying, blinking cursor poking fun as eyes stare at it blankly. The light is not right. The warmth in form of human company is missing. Some music will be good. The writing spirit looks for another place to linger, another hour when the sun cast a different shadow, another corner where mind, body and soul connect. It's an inconvenience really, this recently discovered need to be in a certain environment to write. That extra effort to travel and time to be put aside.

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

But then again, in some ways writing good is akin to cooking well. There's a time and place for creamy scrambled eggs and others for a classic French omelet. This is not a mere theory, for one morning I did half-heartedly cracked some eggs into a pot and went at them with my spatula, when really, I'd rather be somewhere cool and a plate of takeaway noodles. Soon enough, my scramble overcooked into a watery, split mess.

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

As an opportunity presented itself at my door, offering the possibility for me to write more, I learned that mindful writing, like other forms of sharing, provides something in return. Rekindling memories otherwise forgotten, reinforcing strengths I have but at times ignored, sparkling curiosity and burning desire to conquer new skills. So I will set aside the hours, bring myself to that cozy little nook and allow those words to tell you my stories.

Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Adapted barely from Gordon Ramsay’s Sublime Scrambled Eggs
Serves 2

Note: You can watch Ramsay's video here, if you haven't already, it's quite hilarious how he burnt his toast while being busy with his eggs. Personally I love the result of this method although it does take just a little longer to cook the eggs. My only regret is I didn't try this sooner!

  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 3 tablespoons ice-cold butter diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons crème fraîche (I find this optional)
  • Freshly ground sea salt and pepper
  • Few chives, snipped (substitute with green onion if necessary)
  • 2-3 chunky slices of rustic bread (I used sourdough)
Break the eggs into a cold, heavy-based pan, add half the butter. Place the pan over generous heat. Using a rubber/silicon spatula, stir the eggs frequently to combine the yolks with the whites. As the mixture begins to set, add the remaining butter. The eggs will take about 4-5 minutes to scramble, they should still be soft and quite lumpy. Don’t let them get too hot, keep moving the pan off and back on the heat.

Meanwhile, toast the bread. Add the crème fraîche (optional), then add the snipped chives. Season the eggs just before serving. Place the toast on warm plates, pile the softly scrambled eggs on top and serve immediately. I serve mine with sauteed tomatoes and mushrooms, with more butter.




8 Comments on Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Oooo... I like the look of your tomato side dish! Could you share that recipe too? :D

Posted by Anonymous jessjo, at Jan 30, 2013, 7:12:00 PM  

i find gordon ramsay cooking to be so incredibly sexy. i've sent the video to my beloved, we need to implement this on the weekends.

hope your writing is going well!

Posted by Blogger Angry Asian, at Jan 30, 2013, 10:39:00 PM  

Oh I love this!!! Looks scrumptious!!!

Posted by Anonymous Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom, at Jan 30, 2013, 11:31:00 PM  

PERFECT! I am yet to master that, but i manage to create a version every other weekend. Love scramble eggs :)

Posted by Anonymous kankana, at Jan 31, 2013, 1:20:00 AM  

Beautifully captured photos. I'm particularly fussy about scrambled eggs, but this looks to be a recipe for success!

Posted by OpenID tabletwentyeight.com, at Jan 31, 2013, 6:05:00 PM  

I make my eggs like that - except I rub a piece of butter on the bottom of the pan first - they do make the creamiest eggs!

Posted by Anonymous Lisa, at Feb 10, 2013, 1:50:00 AM  

jessjo: I just sautee them with butter, salt and pepper in the pan over medium heat. You can also roast them in the oven.

Posted by Blogger PickYin, at Feb 14, 2013, 10:52:00 AM  

Crème fraîche is not optional, it cools the mixture down to prevent it from over cooking and adds significantly to the creamy flavour. I will agree you can substitute the chives for green onion, but use a bit less if you do so as green onion has a sharper taste than chives.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous, at Oct 23, 2013, 11:01:00 PM  


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