The Untold Origin Of Scrambled Eggs

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy eggs — you can poach them, boil them, have them over-easy, or make them into a customized omelette. The Food Network suggests a delicious Italian sausage egg bake we totally want to start prepping right now. The delicious looking entree includes sun-dried tomatoes, sausage, goat cheese, and basil. You can also make flavorful kimchi fried rice with a sesame fried egg, by just using some leftover rice you have in the fridge. 

But by far our favorite way to enjoy them is one of the classics: scrambled eggs. The beloved breakfast staple can accompany bacon or even be put on a sandwich with some sausage. Making this early morning treat is also super easy and time-friendly. But who was the first person to actually create scrambled eggs? It's been documented that Ancient Romans were making scrambled eggs centuries ago, as reported by Reference.

The history of scrambled eggs

Apparently Ancient Romans were also the first group to make our other favorite breakfast dish, omelettes. But when Romans were forced to leave Europe, the idea of breakfast sadly left with them, according to Bon Appétit. Throughout the Middle Ages, Europeans would mostly just eat two meals, instead of three. It was thought to be glutenous to eat before dinner — meaning our now beloved brunch was never a possibility. Breakfast tended to be only eaten by manual laborers, children and the elderly. 

However, Reference noted that later on in the 14th century an Italian book titled Libro Della Cucina, mentioned scrambled eggs: "There is so much known about fried, roasted, and scrambled eggs that it is not necessary to speak about them." That's it! Today, this tasty and filling food is now enjoyed in homes around the world, and it seems as though we have the Ancient Romans to thank for the gift of fluffy scrambled eggs.