‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten’s ‘Perfect’ Scrambled Eggs Include 1 Surprising Ingredient

Some Food Network chefs are known for creating fancy dishes and signature dishes that require a certain amount of culinary skill. But Contessa barefooted Ina Garten is great at making gourmet food at least look easy. Her recipes are elegant, but seemingly affordable. That is perhaps what makes it one of the most popular talents on the network.

Scrambled eggs are one of the cheapest, easiest foods to whip but are just as easily destroyed. Boiled, dried eggs do not taste good at all and can spoil a nice breakfast. That’s why Garten shared a quick tutorial on making the perfect scrambled eggs and when she did, he suggested adding 1 special ingredient.

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Everyone wants to update their culinary skills, but overly complicated recipes can be intimidating for new chefs. Contessa barefooted her audience grew by introducing delicate, tasty recipes that she broke down into step-by-step tutorials.

Garten’s signature phrase, “How simple is that? ”Her calling card arrived. She was able to revive mealtimes all thanks to her vibrant personality and full belief that anyone could imagine her way.

‘Barefoot Contessa’ knows how to make ‘perfect’ scrambled eggs

Scrambled eggs are easily made by heating a pan and tapping a few eggs into it. But making a delectable breakfast (or lunch or dinner) is a little more fine. Garten shared her thoughts on how to get advanced eggs through a tutorial video on it YouTube.

At the beginning of the video, she says that her eggs will “affect even your mother-in-law. ”It all starts with 1 and ½ tablespoons of butter in a pan. Contessa barefooted making sure you want the firing at very low heat to achieve that light and fluid consistency. “Protein gets tough when on a high heat,” the cookbook author explains.

Next, Garten shake the extra eggs in a bowl, then add ¼ half a cup and a half, plus 1 tsp of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. After pouring the eggs into the pan, let them sit for 3 to 5 minutes before rubbing them with the spatula. This will not work if the pan is too hot.

Garten adds 1 special ingredient to her eggs for extra flavor

After heating the eggs for a few minutes, Garten starts scraping them with a spatula. However, she emphasizes not to turn up the heat, and just have the patience to cook slowly. “I don’t want to be patient at all, but for this it is worth it,” she promises.

Just before the eggs are made, Contessa barefooted turn off the heat and then add its signature ingredient. She scoops in 2 tablespoons of truffle butter. “Cold truffle butter will keep the eggs from cooking anymore,” Garten explains. Plus, it adds a little extra flavor.

For plating, Garten lays the eggs on top of a piece of toasted brioche bread. She then adds chopped chives as a garnish. It is a simple, elegant, tasty meal that anyone can make in just minutes.

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