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Basic Scrambled Eggs

Basic Scrambled Eggs
Spice up this easy egg favorite by adding pepper jack and salsa or lighten it up by substituting cooking spray and water for the butter and milk.
Prep Time:  1 minute
Cook Time:  4 minutes
Servings:  2 to 4 servings

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Ingredients

4 EGGS
1/4 cup milk
Salt and pepper
2 tsp. butter

Directions

Step 1 BEAT eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl until blended.
Step 2 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 turner, forming large soft curds.
Step 3 CONTINUE cooking - pulling, lifting and folding eggs - until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly. REMOVE from heat. SERVE immediately.

Insider Info

Lighten up. Cooking spray and water can be substituted for butter and milk.

Avoid cast iron. Eggs scrambled in a cast iron skillet can turn a greenish shade. This harmless but unappealing color change is the result of a chemical reaction between iron in the pan and sulfur in egg whites.

Don't overcook. The heat retained in the pan will continue to cook and firm up the eggs after pan is removed from heat.

How long to beat? It's a matter of preference. Light beating produces more dense scrambled eggs. Vigorous beating aerates the eggs, resulting in lighter fluffier curds.

Holding scrambled eggs: It's best to serve scrambled eggs as soon as they are cooked, but if necessary, they can be held for a short time. Place the skillet of cooked eggs over a pan of hot water rather than over direct heat.

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Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Excellent Source: Protein, Vitamin D and Choline

Good Source: Vitamin A and Folate

Calories: 192

Total Fat: 14 g
    Saturated fat: 6 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

Cholesterol: 385 mg
Sodium: 157 mg
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 14 g
Vitamin A: 716.2 IU
Vitamin D: 99.8 IU
Folate: 48.7 mcg
Calcium: 93.7 mg
Iron: 1.8 mg
Choline: 257 mg

Vitamin C: 0.1 mg
Vitamin E: 1.7 IU
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugars: 2 g
Potassium: 181.4 mg
Magnesium: 15.5 mg
Selenium: 32 mcg
Phosphorus: 227.2 mg
Vitamin B12: 1.1 mcg
Vitamin K: 0.7 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0.2 mg
Copper: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0.1 mg
Manganese: 0 mg
Zinc: 1.4 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.5 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 3.1 mg
Omega 3: 0.1 g
Omega 6: 1.7 g

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