How To Cook Scrambled Eggs In 10 Seconds Or Less

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Eggs cook fast and easily in a really hot pan. That's the key to cooking eggs for breakfast: a hot pan. When that hot pan is smoking hot and nonstick too, it is not far-fetched to think that you can cook scrambled eggs in that pan in seconds. In fact, you can cook a cheesy omelet in 45 seconds

There are few tips you need to do this right. Plus, these are easy and simple to remember:

  • • use only 1 to 2 eggs
  • • use a large nonstick pan  
  • • move quickly 

You'll need about 10 seconds to cook 1 to 2 eggs. Any more eggs and you might need more time to cook it. Limiting the number of eggs ensures that you can do this within that time period.

Using a large pan ensures that you have lots of space to stir the egg in, and you expand your heating surface. Think of how fast egg cooks when it hits the pan. Any egg that pools in a spot takes longer to cook, so with a large pan, you have more of this heated surface without allowing the egg to pool anywhere. 


The danger here is that eggs do cook quickly, so you too need to move quickly to ensure that the egg doesn't overcook

Follow these few simple rules when you prepare the pan, the egg, and the stove for cooking it. Read on about how to cook it: 

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How to cook scrambled eggs fast 

  1. 1 Heat a large nonstick pan over high heat. 
  2. 2 Add about 2 tablespoons of either oil or butter or enough to coat the bottom of the pan. (Let butter melt completely.) 
  3. 3 Crack an egg or two into a bowl and whisk until scrambled. Season if desired. Pour into the hot pan when butter stops foaming and oil starts to shimmer or smokes lightly.
  4. 4 Turn off the heat. Using a silicone spatula, immediately stir the egg using the entire surface of the pan as needed until almost cooked through. Remove from the pan, season as desired, and serve immediately. 

That's it. If you want to add grated cheese to the scrambled eggs, stir it in while it's in the pan so it can melt as you stir. Want to add sautéed onions, tomatoes, and bits of ham in there, too? Cook these first before you pour in the egg so you won't be eating raw onions and tomatoes and cold ham. 


Want to learn how to make crispy edged sunny-side-up eggs? You can use this method, too, but it might take a little longer than 10 seconds to get those edges to crisp up perfectly. The trick is to use more oil than you normally would use. Here's how to do it: 

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How to cook sunny-side-up eggs with crispy edges 

  1. 1 Heat a nonstick pan over high heat. 
  2. 2 Add 1/4 cup oil or enough to cover the surface of the pan, and let it heat up. 
  3. 3 Crack egg into a bowl. Gently place the egg in the hot oil when it starts to shimmer.  
  4. 4 Let cook for 5 seconds over High heat. Swirl the oil or use a spatula to move the egg around gently so the bottom doesn't scorch as it continues to cook.  
  5. 5 Cook depending on how runny you want the yolk, and then remove from the pan. Serve immediately with salt and pepper on the side. 


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