Basic Scrambled Eggs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 7 min.
Total: 17 min.
Here's a dependable recipe for simple and classic scrambled eggs.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in bowl until blended.
  • Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted spatula, forming large soft curds.
  • Continue cooking; pulling, lifting, and folding eggs until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 182
  Calories from Fat 124 (68%)
(21%) Total Fat 14g
(29%) Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(129%) Cholesterol 387mg
(6%) Sodium 139mg
(3%) Potassium 119mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
(0%) Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(24%) Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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