This Simple Trick Will Take Your Scrambled Eggs To The Next Level

Looking to take your scrambled eggs from good to great? By throwing in just a couple of ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry, you can seriously up your egg-cooking game with little to no effort at all. According to The Kitchn, all it takes is the addition of a little olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt.

Topping your eggs with a drizzle of good quality olive oil and a pinch of flaky sea salt can easily turn a boring scramble into a delicious treat: "A nice extra virgin olive oil has grassy, savory notes that complement the flavor while the fat adds richness. And the flaky sea salt adds both salt (of course) and an unexpectedly delicate crunch." However, The Kitchn cautions, "It's important to use the good stuff, though. Standard olive oil and kosher salt won't have nearly the same effect." Skeptical? If you've ever coated your pan with olive oil when you were making eggs, you're basically already there. Using the olive oil as a topping just takes it from a non-stick necessity to a delightful flavor-enhancer.

Enjoying olive oil ON your scrambled eggs? Try using it IN your scrambled eggs

Olive oil can level up your scrambled egg game in more ways than one. According to GBH, using olive oil to cook your eggs is a great way to make sure that they come out fluffy and moist. Plenty of people like to whisk dairy into their scrambled eggs — milk or heavy cream for soft, creamy eggs, or sour cream or creme fraiche for luxe, rich, slightly firmer eggs. Using olive oil is a similar concept, and it's a great alternative for folks who can't eat dairy or who prefer not to. 

Olive oil is also a great replacement for butter, according to Gourmet Living, because it helps eggs scramble quicker, giving them a chance to trap in steam and become fluffier than their butter-cooked counterparts. Plusif you're in a bit of a hurry, they'll be done faster. As YouTuber HowToMakeDinner put it, "They taste like olive oil — really nice olive oil — and they taste like soft, silky, delicious scrambled eggs." Of course, if you want to make sure that your eggs taste like "really nice olive oil," then you're going to want to be sure that the olive oil you use is in fact really nice. For a low-cost, high-quality olive oil, we recommend these options available at Costco, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or even your local grocery store. 

Some next level recipes to take your scrambled eggs from meh to wow

Love the indulgent flavor added by the olive oil drizzle? No need to stop there! If you agree topping your eggs with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt took them to the next level, these EVOO egg recipes will take them to the next next level.

Bowl of Delicious recommends making a Mediterranean-inspired scramble in a skillet using extra virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes, crumbly feta cheese, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper, saying "Any Greek person will tell you that eating feta cheese with scrambled eggs is the ONLY way to eat scrambled eggs." Keeping with the cherry tomato theme, Tried and True suggests a luscious scramble that also combines olive oil, salt, pepper, and the tiny tomatoes, but adds garlic, heavy cream, butter, arugula, and crushed red pepper. Light and diet-friendly? Not so much. Delicious? Absolutely.

The reviews are in

If you're still skeptical, just listen what people who've tried making their own olive oil scrambles at home have to say. While The Kitchn doesn't have a recipe rating system, the recipes from Bowl of Delicious and Tried and True both received five stars out of five. "So good!" said one Bowl of Delicious commenter. "...I can't remember the last time I wrote a review, but then again I can't remember the last time something so simple could be so perfect. Thank you." "Amazing!!!" agreed another. "It was a beautiful Mediterranean explosion!" One commenter who loved these eggs even added an extra olive twist (not to be confused with Oliver Twist): adding chopped olives to the garnish to make the eggs extra Mediterranean.

However, if you're in a rush or feel like some of the toppings-heavy recipes are veering a little too far into omelet territory for your liking, there's really no need to get out the cutting board and load your eggs up with toppings. Just a drizzle of nice olive oil and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt are all you need to turn your standard egg scramble into an indulgent, fancy-feeling dish worth celebrating.