Brunch in Your Hand
We’re always looking for a new twist on brunch and these Scrambled Egg Broccoli Crisps are easy to whip up, photogenic and, most importantly, delicious. This recipe is ideal for people who want to emphasize socializing during their weekend brunch. Stacking light and fluffy scrambled eggs on top of healthy Dare to Be Different Broccoli Crisps means no need for cutlery and no need to worry about a messy meal.
Adding in the veggies from the crisps, tomatoes and any other garnishes you desire make this an entire meal that can fit in the palm of your hand!
Why Do We Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast?
Scrambled eggs are a staple of breakfast and brunch around the world. But, why? What mythical power do eggs have that they are most effective and tasty when we first wake up?
Farmers might cook up a few fresh eggs in the morning, but for the rest of us there is no specific reason besides tradition. However, that tradition goes back a long time. The Ancient Romans would eat eggs, when available, with their morning meal. That pattern spread with the Roman Empire.
In 1620, an English medical writer named Tobias Venner, recommended eating two poached eggs for breakfast. The closest thing we have to a scientific reason for breakfast in the morning is the need for energy to kick start our day. Eggs are a good source of protein and fat and are significantly less expensive than meat. Workers looking to fuel up their bodies for a long day can rely on the nutritious value and the speed at which eggs can be prepared.
The Best Tips for Light and Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Everyone and their mother and their mother’s mother has their own personal twist on how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. Well, we’re here to set the record straight once and for all.
A quick note before we begin: some people like their eggs to be a bit crispier—and that’s totally fine! For those of you who want the key to light and fluffy eggs, this is for you.
Grab a decent sized mixing bowl and crack your eggs. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Finish off with a splash of milk; for this step, you can use dairy, nut or oat milk—they will all work the same. Beat the mixture until it has achieved an even consistency.
Melt a pad of butter in a pan over medium heat. The amount of butter can depend on how many eggs you are cooking, but 1 tbsp per two eggs is a good rule of thumb. Swirl the butter around in the pan so the entire surface is coated. Once the butter is melted (make sure it isn’t burnt!), pour your egg mixture in.
This is where the most important step comes in for fluffy scrambled eggs. While the eggs are cooking, you will want to take a rubber spatula and pull the outside of the eggs towards the center of the pan. The liquid eggs will fall out towards the edges of the pan. Repeat this process until there is no liquid left, but be careful not to over-scramble or overcook your eggs.
You can tell the eggs are done when no more liquid spills out and the scrambled eggs are a light, yellow color. Their texture should be pillow-like and, if you scramble correctly, there will only be a few separate pieces in your pan.
For extra gooey scrambled eggs, add in some shredded cheddar or your favorite type of cheese immediately after you add the eggs to the pan.
1 package Dare To Be Different Broccoli Crisps
Cooking spray or 1⁄2 tablespoon neutral oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
Pinch of salt
6 cherry tomatoes, halves
Cook Broccoli Crisps according to package directions, at 400°F for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil or cooking spray in a skillet over medium heat, and add the beaten
egg mixture & pinch of salt. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to constantly stir the
eggs until they’re cooked through, yet still soft.
Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of the cooked scrambled eggs on top of each broccoli crisp.
Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes & a sprinkle of basil.