I made Gordon Ramsay’s iconic scrambled eggs and it’s the only way I’ll eat them from now on

Rachel AskinasiSep 12, 2020, 03:51 IST

I made Gordon Ramsay's iconic scrambled eggs and it's the only way I'll eat them from now on
  • Chef Gordon Ramsay says the mark of a good chef is whether they know how to make proper scrambled eggs.
  • After trying out 10 different ways to make the classic breakfast food, Ramsay’s method is the only one I’ve gone back to.
  • Ramsay adds crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and chives for extra flair and piles the eggs on top of toast drizzled with olive oil.
  • The soft scramble is custardy, velvety, and filled with flavor.

Gordon Ramsay may be famous for creating beautiful and luxurious meals, but the one dish the highly decorated Michelin-starred chef, TV personality, and “MasterChef” says he uses to judge a new cook is rather simple: scrambled eggs.

“If they can make the perfect scrambled egg, you know they know how to cook properly,” Ramsay said in a video posted on YouTube.

When making the dish at home, I’d always beat my eggs in a bowl first and then scramble them in a pan over medium heat — and to be honest, I thought the finished product looked kind of gross.

But after trying Ramsay’s method, I don’t think I’ll ever make scrambled eggs any other way again.

Gordon Ramsay says that any chef worth their salt in the kitchen knows how to make proper scrambled eggs.

Gordon Ramsay says that any chef worth their salt in the kitchen knows how to make proper scrambled eggs.
I followed chef Gordon Ramsay’s technique to a T.

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To get ready for this “MasterChef” worthy breakfast, I gathered all the ingredients I needed.

To get ready for this "MasterChef" worthy breakfast, I gathered all the ingredients I needed.
Ramsay’s egg breakfast recipe has five major ingredients.

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Ramsay’s recipe calls for butter, chives, salt, pepper, crème fraîche, and three eggs. In a video posted to The Daily on YouTube, the chef also stresses the importance of a sturdy slice of sourdough bread for toasting.

I happened to have some sourdough in my freezer so I took out a slice for toasting while I cracked my eggs.

I happened to have some sourdough in my freezer so I took out a slice for toasting while I cracked my eggs.
I used a spatula to break and whisk my eggs just like chef Ramsay.

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The chef used a bread toaster in his kitchen, but the limited counter space in my tiny, New York City apartment means I don’t have one of those. Instead, I grilled my bread on a stovetop pan — something I do often and love.

I simultaneously cracked three eggs into a cold, quart-sized pot and added what I thought looked like a “knob” of butter to match Ramsay’s.

The chef says

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