A celebrity chef has revealed the biggest mistakes when it comes to making the perfect scrambled eggs – and one might surprise you.
Dan Churchill says the most common stuff ups are having the pan too hot and cooking eggs to perfection on the stovetop, which leaves them chewy and dry because they will continue to cook with residual heat.
Contrary to popular belief, the host of the Epic Table podcast says you should avoid over-stirring eggs if you want to create ‘beautifully soft layers’.
Instead, he recommends sliding the spatula towards you and tilting the pan back to allow wet eggs to fall onto the cooked surface.
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Celebrity chef Dan Churchill (pictured) has revealed the biggest mistakes when it comes to making the perfect scrambled eggs – and one might surprise you
The host of the Epic Table podcast (pictured) says the most common stuff ups are having the pan too hot and over-stirring the eggs
This tip contradicts advice from top chef Robbie Bell who recently claimed the secret to a perfect scramble is to constantly stir the mixture.
Mr Bell, who worked under culinary genius Heston Blumenthal, says the trick is to keep your eyes on the eggs at all times and continue stirring until soft, silky curds have formed.
But one thing the chefs can both agree on is the optimum temperature.
Rather than pouring eggs onto a sizzling hot pan, Mr Churchill recommends keeping it on a medium heat so you can control cooking them evenly.
‘Remember once you take it off the heat the eggs are still cooking with their residual heat,’ he wrote on Instagram.
Tips for making the perfect scrambled eggs
1. Avoid having the pan too hot – keep to a medium heat instead.
2. Avoid over-stirring – slide spatula towards you and tilt pan backwards allowing wet eggs to fall onto cooked.
3. Avoid cooking eggs to perfection on pan – remember they will continue to cook with residual heat.
Dan Churchill’s ‘perfect’ scrambled eggs
Source: Dan Churchill via Instagram
‘Slightly undercook them so by the time you serve and take to the table they are soft and layered as opposed to dry and overcooked!’
A video of his tips, which has racked up almost 2,000 likes since it was uploaded online on Sunday, sparked delighted responses from amateur cooks.
‘Great tricks, learned something new today!’ one man replied.
‘Literally picture perfect eggs,’ said a second, while a third added: ‘Love how you make cooking eggs look so much fun!’