French Style Scrambled Eggs with Truffle

Let’s talk about eggs. Again.

But this time let’s talk about making them a little more luxurious. And let’s talk about how to make them perfectly.

First, we add a little truffle. Then, we use a little French. As in the French way of cooking scrambled eggs: over low heat, and scrambling them with a whisk.

How do you cook your scrambled eggs? Do you whisk them first in a bowl then quickly cook over high eat? Do you scrambled them right onto the pan? Do you like them dry and a little chewy? Or do you like them wet and mushy?

I like my scrambled eggs a little wet, like it’s just about to set, and I like them creamy, soft, almost seductive.

These truffle scrambled eggs are exactly what I envision to be the perfect scrambled eggs. This dish, so simple in nature and so quick to put together, placates all my scrambled cravings, and turns things up a notch with the addition of truffle oil and truffle butter.  Just some drops of truffle oil, a few scrapes of truffle butter, and suddenly these scrambled eggs taste more sophisticated, like a grown-up, sultrier version of its wholesome spinach and feta omelet cousins.

When did eggs become sexy? When it met truffle butter.

Truffle Scrambled Eggs

2 eggs
2 tablespoons skim milk (cream would actually be better but I ran out)
drizzle of truffle oil (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon truffle butter
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
chives for garnish

Whisk together the eggs and milk. Whisk them till your wrists hurt.

Heat a small pan over low-medium heat, and add the truffle oil and truffle butter. Add the eggs and wait about 10 seconds, then using a whisk or a wooden spoon, scramble away! Scrape the pieces that are setting and mix them with the raw bits. You’re basically stirring and mushing everything together, and depending on how you like your eggs – you can scramble the whole time while the eggs are cooking (you’ll have smaller curds and creamier eggs) or you can wait a few seconds and let a few pieces set before scrambling again (you’ll have larger curds and fluffier eggs).

When you think the eggs are about 80% done, turn off the heat. It will continue to cook in its own heat, so keep scrambling. Transfer to a plate then sprinkle the eggs with sea salt and ground pepper, and fresh chopped chives. Serve immediately.

I like mine with whole wheat toast cut into strips (because it looks fancier and I feel like I’m actually eating more hehe)

This is a wonderful little meal, perfect for breakfast or brunch (serve with a mimosa, to continue with the sophisticated theme), or even dinner (for folks like me who love eggs at night).

Do you like adding mix-ins to your scrambled eggs?

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24 Responses to “French Style Scrambled Eggs with Truffle”

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    Julie @ Shining From Within posted May 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    omg… I just LOVE truffle anything. I <33 truffle oil on fries, etc!

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    Elizabeth posted May 3, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Those are some insanely creamy looking eggs. Love the toast strips.

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    Megan posted May 3, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I like my eggs very, very dry and even browned a little. Totally different from yours! I’ve never added truffle oil though, and I think I need to try that.

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted May 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Yum! Come bring these to me at work please, I’m just down the street :) I like my eggs slightly wet. And adding cheese, veggies, etc. is always fun!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted May 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Every time I go to Gaslight for brunch I get the truffled omelet. I should definitely try this at home!

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    Michelle posted May 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Yum! Truffled eggs? Love it!

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    Megan posted May 3, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’ve never had truffle oil or truffle butter! Can I borrow some of yours to make this?? Looks divine!

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    christina posted May 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

    these eggs look soooooooo good. i love love wet eggs and cook them low and slow. :)

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    Daisy posted May 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Namasteggs – CUTE.

    I do not like my scrambled eggs wet!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat posted May 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I just found your blog while searching for wisdom before my first hot yoga class tonight. Can’t wait to read more, your eats are great too!

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    Michelle Collins posted May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Oh wow, these look divine! I love having eggs on the weekends, and this looks like the perfect weekend breakfast.

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    Susan (Oliepants) posted May 3, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    These look amazing! I love mix-ins to my eggs and this makes me want to go pick up a bottle of truffle oil!

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    Audrey Ellen @ My Scene and Herd posted May 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    the chives definitely add some elegance too!

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    Samantha @ Bikini Birthday posted May 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I whisk them in a bowl first with milk and s+p. I cook them like you did here: slowly over med-low heat. I like them slightly undercooked.
    …I’ve never had scrambled eggs at a restaurant that were actually any good.

    “When did eggs become sexy? When it met truffle butter.” Love that!

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    Samantha Angela posted May 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I whisk them in a bowl first with milk and s+p. I cook them like you did here: slowly over med-low heat. I like them slightly undercooked.
    …I’ve never had scrambled eggs at a restaurant that were actually any good.

    “When did eggs become sexy? When it met truffle butter.” Love that!!

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    Sues posted May 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Ooh yum! I’m actually not the biggest fan of scrambled eggs because I have so many other ways I prefer eating them… But with truffle butter? I would be all over these!!

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    Susan posted May 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I love eggs in any shape or form. When I make scrambled eggs I almost always add cheese – whatever we have – and a touch of cream. I think it makes them a little fluffier. I have to try this one!

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    Joanne posted May 5, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I don’t think I have any tried and true scrambled egg method! But I want one! The French always seem like they know what they’re doing in the kitchen…and these look great!

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    Shannon posted May 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    those look like some amazing scrambled eggs! i used to eat them so dry, now i love them when cooked right like this :)

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 10th, 2011 at 10:25 am

      Hey Shannon, I only converted to this way of cooking scrambled eggs a couple of years ago, I also used to cook them dry and chewy!

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    Erica posted May 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Those eggs look awesome. I love adding milk to my eggs and cooking them low and slow. So good! I also like adding in tons of veggies. Thanks for the link!

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    Claire posted July 10, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Delicioso! I’ve just been on a truffle hunt at a beautiful trufferie (truffle farm) here in Western Australia where they grow the French Black Truffle. I’m still in heaven from the experience! The dogs found them, we dug them out with a little spoon like a fully fledged archaeologist … and collected 2.4kg in just under an hour! Naturally I had to buy some of the treasure to bring home … am about to make my own truffle butter and will use your lovely recipe for French Style Scrambled Eggs … THANK YOU :-x

    Re Additions … I love scrambled eggs with a really good dollop of Sambal Oelek whisked in … strangely enough there is no chilli heat in the final cooked plateful, just a divine flavour and a very colourful dish!

    Cheers from Down Under

    • Bianca Garcia replied July 10th, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Hi Claire! I’m so glad you found my blog. Thank you for the nice comment and for the new idea for scrambled eggs! That sounds delicious too. Hope you enjoy your French Style Scrambled Eggs with truffle butter!

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