Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Will Change Your Life
NOTE: Recipes posted prior to February 28, 2013 are not Plant Paleo recipes, including this one.
In my home, these eggs are lovingly referred to as “Dad Eggs.” I’ve never hidden the fact that I learned this technique from Gordon Ramsay’s popular YouTube video…but I seem to get the credit for them, anyway. And now that I think about it…maybe my family refers to them less lovingly as “Dad, eggs!” A command, not a noun. An order from Amy and the girls, who all love these (except my 9-year old). Such is my lot.
I invite you to try these eggs for yourself, but I must warn you that this is perhaps too quick a path to enlightenment. You will awaken parts of your mind without meditation, without years of philosophical tail-chasing, and without psychotherapy or even psychedelic plants. Be sure that you are ready for this. If not, this may help: Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Your scrambled eggs can be bland, over-cooked, and rubberized, or they can be this:
Now, if you think you can skip the crème fraîche — the good news is that this probably isn’t the first time you’ve been wrong today and nor will it likely be the last, softening the blow.
Pay close attention to the methods and the results in the video. You have to do the same things you see Gordon doing, if you want the same results.
- Again, do not skip the crème fraîche – this is a fermented dairy product, so some of you may not be able to use this. The only substitute that comes to mind is perhaps coconut creme. I have never tried this, however, and I can’t stand behind it as a recommendation.
- Don’t stop stirring and do not overheat – the idea here is to create a small curd with your stirring and to cook the eggs slowly, allowing for that creamy, velvety result. So keep stirring and remove from heat as soon as you sense that the eggs are beginning to cook too quickly.
- Obviously, skip the bread – if you don’t eat gluten and you avoid wheat products including sour dough, you can still get the full effect of this dish. I like my scrambled eggs over potatoes. If you’re still avoiding starch, serve over bacon and enjoy.
And now, on this Saturday morning, this blog post has whet my appetite for some Dad Eggs! First, I have to hop on my bicycle and make a quick trip to Trader Joe’s or Sprouts for the crème fraîche.
As of this writing, nearly 3 million people have already viewed Gordon Ramsay’s instructional scrambled eggs recipe video. Are you one of them? Has this in fact changed everything for you with regards to scrambled eggs? 5 out of 6 people in my house love these eggs…but do 17% of you find them repulsive?
All right, I’ve been to the store and back, and I’ve been to the promised land and back after enjoying one astonishingly delicious plate of eggs. I thought I’d share the picture with you folks:
So, why the glass plate on a white plate? We moved to glass plates a while back, because they were a little smaller, and we just prefer using glass for our food. However, in pictures you really need that white plate for contrast. So this is my compromise.
And, by the way, here’s what Lucy Namaste thought of the ride home from Trader Joe’s.
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