The Half-And-Half Tip For Fluffier Scrambled Eggs

If you could keep one thing stocked in your refrigerator that could be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would likely be eggs. They're an excellent choice. Eggs aren't only convenient, inexpensive, and quick to whip up, but they are good for you as well. WebMd explains that just one egg has 7 grams of high-quality protein and only 75 calories. Plus, eggs are loaded with iron and other vitamins and minerals.

When it comes to cooking eggs any time of the day, scrambling is a fast option that yields a plate full of pretty, yellow, fluffy eggs. But scrambling eggs also raises some questions: What's the best way? Is it okay to add liquid? Should you butter the pan?

According to Land O'Lakes, fresh eggs are best and you should melt a little butter in the pan before pouring in the eggs. Then, when whisking, your eggs need a lot of air so they'll puff up nicely, so whisk them well until they look light and frothy. Before whisking though, the eggs need a little liquid. You can use milk or water, but there's a different liquid that yields beautiful, fluffy, delicious, scrambled eggs.

Half and half for better eggs

When adding liquid to your eggs before scrambling, choose wisely — you only get one chance to make the perfect plate of eggs. Okay, you could make some more at your next meal, but why waste time cooking without the best ingredients? Eating Expired writes that half and half will give scrambled eggs a texture similar to custard. In other words, you'll have the creamiest scrambled eggs possible. 

But half and half can get a little confusing. What is it exactly? Is there a difference between half and half and heavy cream? Yes, there is. Half and half is a combination of cream and whole milk, per Healthline, which gives you the creaminess you love from heavy cream with less fat.

When you add a splash of half and half instead of water or milk to your scrambled egg mix (Belly Full recommends a quarter cup of half and half per four-egg batch), you are adding luscious fluffiness. Simply mix it with the eggs as you whisk and then pour the mixture into your heated, buttered pan.