Chef John's Summer Scrambled Eggs

Chef John's Summer Scrambled Eggs

Chef John 22734

"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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10 m servings 420 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 23.1 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 575 mg
  • 192%
  • Sodium:
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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.

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

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 skille...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

My goodness this was good. Hubby loves tomatoes and feta cheese so I knew this would be a hit, however I am not a huge feta fan and I loved it too. How can you go wrong with summer tomatoes and...