“I have had, in my time, memorable meals of scrambled eggs with fresh truffles, scrambled eggs with caviar and other glamorous things, but to me, there are few things as magnificent as scrambled eggs, pure and simple, perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned.”
~ James Beard, 'On Food' (1974)
Living on a farm and raising our own chickens means we eat lots of eggs! And quite honestly, lots of scrambled eggs in particular. They are quick and easy to whip up and fill up that farm boy I married quite well. However, I admit to not being completely in love with them until... this little concept came our way.
You see, my daughter splurged on the My Prairie Cookbook last summer and found this seasoning tip in the very end of the author "acknowledgement section" (yes, she reads all the nitty gritty!). Melissa Gilbert randomly shared how she learned to add garlic powder to her eggs from a dear old childhood friend. Of course, my daughter had to try this out and a new flavor was born for breakfast, lunch and (let's face it) dinner.
The ratio we like is approx. 1/8 tsp. of garlic powder for every 5 eggs we scramble.
As everyone makes eggs a bit differently, I will give a quick summary of our version for fun. First off, we prepare our egg mixture by whisking together our eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and a generous glug of either milk, half and half or heavy cream. Meanwhile, heat up your skillet and add a generous pat of real butter. When melted and slightly bubbling, add your scrambled egg mixture and let it firm up a bit in the pan. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top and gently stir until eggs are set. Finish off with another sprinkle of cheese and some freshly ground pepper and they are ready to serve!
If you decide to give this a try, let me know how you like them! Also, I would love to hear any scrambled egg tips and/or recipes you have to share! Oh, and a bit about My Prairie Cookbook; it features farm-style foods with an updated homespun look, lots of pretty pictures, personal reminiscence and photos of The Little House on the Prairie television series and basic frontier fun in general. Happy homemaking! :)
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