The Ingredient That Will Change Your Scrambled Eggs Forever

Putting cheese in your eggs may be a tried-and-true way to take the flavor up a notch, but let's be honest, sometimes you need something more satisfying. If you're looking for an easy way to change things up sans the cheese, one Redditor's discovery may be just the answer. According to a print ad for Best Foods mayo from 1972 reshared on Reddit, the secret ingredient for the best scrambled eggs is none other than a dollop of Best Foods mayonnaise. "Eggs taste lighter, smoother with Best Foods," the ad says. "So fresh and delicate it gives scrambled eggs a subtle new flavor, a creamy new texture."

Many of the commenters in the thread have their doubts about just how effective the hack really is, but Greatist believes that adding mayo, no matter what the brand, is as delicious as Best Foods claimed back in 1972. All you need to do is whisk the mayonnaise directly into the eggs, add your desired mix-ins, and pour it all into the pan.

Why does mayonnaise make scrambled eggs better?

If you thought mayonnaise was only good as a sandwich spread or a condiment, perhaps you're unfamiliar with its components. Mayonnaise is made with eggs and oil, along with vinegar or lemon juice, whipped together to form an emulsion. Therefore, by incorporating mayonnaise into your scrambled eggs, you're not actually adding any ingredients that are too out of the ordinary.

The Kitchn explains that it's primarily the oil in the mayonnaise that's responsible for giving scrambled eggs that creamy consistency. The oil boosts the fat content in the eggs, and as a result, gives them a richer overall texture. As for the flavor, according to The Kitchn, you won't be able to taste any mayo in your eggs. It'll just taste like eggs but better. You only need to add one tablespoon of mayonnaise for every two eggs, so even if you're not a fan of the condiment, a little goes a long way in upgrading your scrambled eggs.