Food - Drink
English Vs. American Scrambled Eggs: What's The Difference?
The United States and United Kingdom have a close relationship that spans centuries, and this definitely applies to each country's cuisine, which seem incredibly different from one another but is really quite similar at a base level. For example, scrambled eggs are a classic dish in both countries, but are prepared in very different ways.
English scrambled eggs are defined by their cooking vessel and final texture. Traditionally, a medium saucepan or small pot is warmed over medium heat with butter, then the eggs are added and stirred every few seconds with a rubber spatula for a creamy, velvety texture, though it can be tricky to neither over- or under-cook the eggs.
American diner-style eggs are best scrambled on a flat-top griddle or a wide pan that mimics a griddle. As the eggs cook, the are folded over to create a "ribboning" effect, and while this process is much quicker than the English method, the eggs are prone to drying out, so pay attention in order to achieve a light and fluffy texture.