That’s not the way…

I’ve stayed in many hotels in the country before as I used to travel a lot on official duty when I was working and besides, I would go here and there as well during the holidays and most of the time, the room would come with a complimentary buffet breakfast but unfortunately, I must say that when it came to scrambled eggs, most of them had been a disappointment. Usually, it would turn out like a miserably messed-up omelette like what you can see here…

Hotel breakfast

Some hotels where I stayed even had a special egg counter with a chef to do my eggs in whatever way I wanted and despite my insisting that I wanted my scrambled eggs soft and creamy, what I would get in the end would be something like the above. I never liked their omelette either so most of the time, I would just ask for fried eggs, sunny side up…and even those were not exactly the way I would want them to be – with a nice fibrous golden fringe around the eggs and the yolk still soft and runny.

The best scrambled eggs that I had had was at a hotel in Kuching during the time when it was the Holiday Inn. It has changed management since and today it even has a different name and I have not stayed there for a long time so I don’t know if their scrambled eggs are still as good as those in the past.

The ones at this coffee and tea place aren’t too bad…

CoffeeBean breakfast

…but still have lots of room for improvement…but they’re anytime better than the bits of bland-tasting egg that one would get at those fast food joints for their breakfast meal combos.

Now, this is how I want my scrambled eggs…

STP's scrambled eggs 1

– soft and creamy…and that is how I would cook it every time.

When I shared the photograph on Facebook the other day, some asked me how I could cook the eggs that way. Now, let me tell you a secret – I boiled them first! LOL!!!Β I would take the eggs, say two of them, from the fridge and pop them in a pot, fill it with water till the eggs would be completely covered and then cook them over a small or medium fire. I would leave the lid off as when the pot is covered, sometimes, the eggs would explode and you would end up with one horrible mess.

When the water has started to boil vigorously, wait for around 30 seconds or so before removing the pot from the fire. Put the whole thing under running water so that the eggs would not be too hot to hold. Crack the eggs open and scoop out everything into a bowl – most of the egg white should be fairly hard by then while the yolk is still soft and runny. When I have half-boiled/cooked eggs, this is the way that I like them best.

That day, I took two slices of cheddar cheese, finely-chopped, and mixed it thoroughly with the eggs as I mashed everything up. Once, I added about two spoons of evaporated milk as well…but this time around, I did not as there wasn’t any in the fridge. The eggs were not as cooked as I would like them to be (I think it was because I used hot water from the kettle instead of the usual cold water from the tap) but it did not matter as I would be cooking it a little bit more afterwards.

Taking out the pan, I heated it and greased it with a bit of butter (for extra fragrance) before putting in the egg and cheese mixture…and I kept folding it continuously over low heat till it had turned the perfect texture that I would want my scrambled eggs to be…before removing it from the pan and serving it.

STP's scrambled eggs 2

There, don’t you think that looks really good? Now, THAT is what I call scrambled eggs… Go ahead! Give it a try…and good luck!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

24 thoughts on “That’s not the way…”

  1. Last time back in my uni days @ states, I used to work @ d dormitory canteen…
    They have these mix egg ingredients to make scramble egg (it is instant)…
    Packed like those fresh milk packagin .. n u just pour our and u cook it…
    the end result .. just like urs…..

    I think the secret is the milk and very low heat…but I always like mine with a bit of cheese. Not a fan of instant stuff like instant mashed potatoes, instant cake mix etc… May be good but never great.

  2. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I’m definitely gonna try this ! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Your mum was asking me how to get it soft and creamy like this too. Go ahead, give it a try…and good luck. πŸ˜‰

  3. yeah!! that’s what we called scrambled eggs!! must be soft and creamy, and not dry and flaky!! yes, you make that point.. and oh, i must try out your way to get this nice scrambled egg one day~~ πŸ™‚

    You too, good luck. This is the way I would want it…everytime. πŸ˜‰

  4. yeah sometimes they overcook it and the creamy ones are the one with added milk and cream

    This one no milk…but I added cheese. I think I had milk once but the pan was too hot so it was not successful either. 😦

  5. lol just scramble egg also got so much to learn! haha!
    wow put cheese and use butter instead of oil! this is totally enjoying life! haha

    At my age, I might as well enjoy as much as I can… πŸ˜‰

  6. So that’s the secret!!! I cooked justyn some scrambled eggs for dinner on the day you posted yours up in FB and I did get nice creamy texture like yours and I also used evaporated milk as I ran out of cream!However, I scrambled mine for less than a minute as I am so afraid I’ll overcooked the eggs and will become too dry and rubbery.I’ll try your methos next time.Anyway, Justyn wanted to msg you a couple of days ago to ask you how to cook scrambled eggs and he has been waiting for this post eversince!

    Add cheese. Will bring it to a whole new level. Very nice. πŸ˜‰

  7. whoa, i auto salivated when I saw those scrambled eggs. Now you just made me feel like whipping up some eggs myself after work today.. wahaha. But it will definately not turn out as nice as yours here πŸ˜›

    Ok, give it a try…and let me know how it turns out. πŸ˜‰

  8. My hubby makes the cooked breakfast on weekends..in the scrambled eggs, he usually adds grated fresh parmesan cheese and cream. The secret is not to over stir whilst cooking the eggs but to fold.

    Yup. Mustn’t stir or beat too much – in the end, all mashed up… Just fold gently for the yolk to thicken a bit (and the cheese to melt) and till the texture is right.

  9. I dun like hotel food. Too healthy for me. They’re always bland and not enough oil!

    Don’t think it’s bland, just that everything tastes more or less the same…not just in one hotel but more or less, across the board. If you’d stayed in so many like I did, you would find that generally there’s not much difference between one hotel and another…and you’d find me sneaking out to the coffee shop next door. 😦

  10. I cannot agree more. This is the perfect scrambled eggs. Thanks for sharing your secret.

    Welcome. The way they do it at many places, we might as well have omelette instead… 😦

  11. So this is STP’s Secret Scrambled Eggs Recipe!! Triple S… can open a cafe for breakfast special!! πŸ™‚

    Wish I had done that when I was younger. Would be rich by now…. 😦

  12. wahhh really creamy gosh! makes me drool! thanks for the recipe! i tend to fry my egg using margarine (or in ur case, butter) too as they really make the eggs more fragrant and delicious than using plain cooking oil! and i love the yolk to be runny too! haha! πŸ˜€

    Hah!!! Our little sins…but yes, it does enhance the taste a lot more. πŸ˜‰

  13. Your scrambled eggs looks perfect. I can never get it right….always overcooked…haiz. With your secret revealed, I will give it a try. Good Luck to me!!…

    Yup! Hope you get it right this time…or you can go to the former Holiday Inn for breakfast – maybe they can still do it this way – the way that I like! πŸ˜‰

  14. i love scrambled egg, the one i like most is the one at Renaissance hotel executive floor lounge..very nice and the one at La bodega not bad too.

    OH..i didn’t know scrambled egg got add cheese?? I thought just better and milk? Maybe i should try next time. I can just eat scrambled egg with my rice. kekekekkekeke

    Extra mah! And if you’re a cheese lover like me, the eggs will taste a whole lot nicer. Didn’t have the chance to try the scrambled eggs at Renaissance – so expensive, can’t afford. 😦

  15. OMG!!! That scrambled eggs look so scrumptious!!! Makin me so hungry right now, walao wei. *drooling everywhere* rofl

    Try cooking it my way. You may like it too… πŸ˜‰

  16. Aha! so that’s the secret. Thanks for sharing. I’ll certainly try your way coz my scrambled eggs always not laku..too dry, like you said.

    Go ahead…and let me know how it turns out – laku or not. πŸ˜‰

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