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Chef John's Summer Scrambled Eggs Recipe
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Chef John's Summer Scrambled Eggs
Fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese make the perfect summer scramble. See more
  • READY IN 10 mins

Chef John's Summer Scrambled Eggs

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"Cooking isn't about always doing the right thing, and this summer scramble is a perfect example. Adding juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes to a scramble tastes great, but it's not a common practice since having a pool of liquid under your eggs is considered bad form. I don't care; I have toast. Try to find a goat milk feta cheese for this; it's awesome!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Beat eggs and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Stir tomatoes, feta, and basil leaves into egg mixture.
  2. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat until oil starts to shimmer. Pour egg mixture into hot oil and cook, without stirring, for 5 seconds.
  3. Cook and stir egg mixture until eggs are scrambled and softly set, about 30 seconds. Transfer eggs to a plate and sprinkle with sea salt.
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Sep 14, 2014

Just tried it. Didn't have the fresh basil or Feta cheese but had some blended cheese and the tomatoes. Came out tasting great and the time to cook helped me not overcook them.

Dec 13, 2014

Made it just like the recipe! Excellent. I will probably cut the tomatoes in half next time, but loved it,


28 Ratings

Jul 05, 2015

I tried this recipe and it was great. I fixed the tomato water problem. I had a hand colander and gently slide it into the colander. Once the water dripped through slide it back on the skillet. Reduced the water issue by a great deal.

Jul 30, 2014

I tried this recipe two days in a row. The first day I forgot to add the feta, tomatoes, and basil until after the eggs were cooked. Still turned out delicious! The second day I only had canned tomatoes, which turned the eggs a shade of red...still delicious. This will continue to be a staple to change up the breakfast food routine. Thank you!!!

Jul 05, 2015

So this gets 1-star from some idiot because he didn't like the way Chef John stirred the eggs. This is an outstanding and simple breakfast. Stirred mine just like Chef John.

Aug 18, 2014

so simple and delicious! I substituted pecorino romano cheese because I don't like feta. Definitely needed to add more than I did, but that was my choice. Also used roma tomatoes because that's what I had. A new staple breakfast food! Three eggs is a LOT for one person, so next time I'll use two.

Jul 05, 2015

I have been eating egg, tomatoe, feta omelets for years to cure the occasional hangover... and it tastes great as well.

Jul 05, 2015

Excelente! Used Roma tomatoes, PARMASAN cheese, basil & red pepper flakes. Enjoyed by all!


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  • Calories
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 575 mg
  • 192%
  • Fat
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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