Anthony Bourdain Shows Us How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs

updated May 30, 2019
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Scrambled eggs are one of those foods that could cause the next world war. Maybe you love the method you grew up with, or the way you learned to eat them when you were older (if your parents butchered them while you lived at home). Some like them cheesy, some like them fluffy, some like them loaded with sour cream. Then there’s Anthony Bourdain’s method. And he wants none of those things!

Over at Business Insider, they’ve been chatting on Facebook about the best way to make scrambled eggs. Bourdain was joined by Danny Bowien, who is known for his his restaurant, Mission Chinese Food, with locations in both New York and San Francisco.

Learning how people we trust and respect cook simple things is always fascinating. It’s sometimes hard to remember that celebrity chefs put their pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us. So although it’s easy to think that the best scrambled eggs in the world might be loaded up with caviar, avocado, or some snooty cheese that’s only found in one rural village in the Swiss Alps, this isn’t the case with eggs.

Bourdain reveals that he likes his eggs with salt and pepper, cooked in butter, and finished wet so they complete their cooking on the plate. He warns you should avoid over-beating or over-stirring so there’s good texture.

And Bob’s your uncle, you can now make eggs for Anthony Bourdain himself. I mean, I wouldn’t want you to be unprepared in case he swings by for breakfast. That’s what friends are for, right?

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How do you make your scrambled eggs? Any special tricks? Let us know in the comments!