Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

How to Cook Eggs

How to Make Scrambled Eggs
When preparing scrambled eggs, it's important to keep in mind that too much heat will result in tough, rubbery eggs. Read the following tips for more guidance.
  1. Combine 2 eggs; 2 tablespoons milk, cream, or water; salt and black pepper to taste in a small bowl. Beat with a fork or wire whisk until completely blended.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon butter or margarine in a 7- to 8-inch omelet pan or skillet over medium to medium-low heat. Pour in the egg mixture.

  3. As the mixture begins to set, gently stir it with a wooden spoon or spatula, lifting the cooked portions and letting the uncooked egg flow underneath. Cook until the eggs are just set, but still moist-looking. Do not stir the eggs constantly.
With the right ingredients, an omelet can be a meal all by itself. Learn omelet cooking techniques on the next page.

Want more information? Try these:

  • Cooking: Learn the ins and outs of some basic cooking techniques in this helpful article.
  • Egg Recipes: Who knew there were so many different ways to prepare eggs? You'll find some delicious varieties on our Egg Recipes page.
  • Breakfast Recipes: Start the morning off right with these scrumptious breakfast options.