BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MAY 21: Bobby Flay attends Preakness 147 in the 1/ST Chalet hosted by 1/ST at Pimlico Race Course on May 21, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for 1/ST)
Bobby Flay's Heat Trick For Perfect Scrambled Eggs Every Time
By Carly Weaver
When it comes to preparing scrambled eggs, it's a subjective process, as everyone prefers their eggs a certain way (some like them cooked to a chewier consistency, and some like them dressed up with yummy additions). Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has a simple trick to achieve that perfect scramble every time.
In an Instagram video where Flay makes Scrambled Eggs with Prosciutto and Focaccia, he calls out that the pan is cold and the heat is off when he first adds his eggs and other ingredients. Only once he adds butter, crème fraîche, and the scrambled eggs together in the pan does he heat it, stirring constantly and gradually progressing the egg mixture to a custardy, soft scramble.
A cold pan that's then heated slowly gives you more control than an already-hot pan, where you risk an almost crust-like film forming around the eggs — that means that the proteins on the outside cooked immediately before the inside of the eggs could catch up. The resulting texture and consistency are not what you want in a scrambled egg.