Whenever someone asks me that question, I think about the movie “Runaway Bride”. Maggie (Julia Roberts) doesn’t know her favorite style of eggs because she has always just had “what he’s having.” After Ike calls her out on it, she finally decides to prepare eggs for herself in every way imaginable, tasting each one to figure out which is her favorite (she chooses Eggs Benedict). Not only is that scene a great metaphor for finding what you truly like/love without influence from someone else, but it’s something we should all know!
My taste in eggs has changed a lot over the years. When I was little, I hated the yolks (!) I only liked them over-hard, and would peel the whites off of the yolks. Now, I like my eggs softly scrambled with lots of freshly cracked black pepper (close second would be egg-in-a-hole). Sometimes I stir in mascarpone cheese to make them extra creamy, and I like to spread them on bread with a knife, almost like butter.
What you’ll need (serves 2):
4 Large Eggs (organic is always best)
Salt/Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
1-2 tbsp Salted Butter
Optional: 1 tbsp Mascarpone Cheese or Creme Fraiche
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper
- Heat a skillet over a low heat (you can also use a saucepan). Add the butter, and once it’s melted, pour the eggs into the skillet. If the eggs start to noticeably cook, turn down the heat. Using a spatula, stir the eggs constantly (like risotto)
- Stir for about 5-7 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency (they shouldn’t be runny, but she be soft and almost like a custard) and then stir in the mascarpone cheese (if using)
- Spread on toasted bread and add extra fresh cracked black pepper as desired