Canned Evaporated Milk Is The Secret To Fluffier Scrambled Eggs

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It's breakfast time and you want to make the fluffiest scrambled eggs to pair with bacon, sausage, and maybe southern-style biscuits. To achieve those soft scrambled eggs while you sip on your first cup of coffee, you grab heavy cream or milk — but what about that canned evaporated milk that's been in the cabinet for a while? The canned ingredient is common in many desserts and dishes like macaroni and cheese, but it can help with those fluffy scrambled eggs.

Canned evaporated milk is regular milk that's been heated to remove 60% of its water content, resulting in a dense and thick texture. It's then canned and has a rather long shelf life. When evaporated milk is combined with fresh eggs, it provides moisture like any other dairy while its creamy texture makes the scrambled eggs fluffy. Unlike condensed milk, evaporated milk is typically unsweetened so the eggs will taste richer, but won't be overwhelmed by sugar or other flavors. And if you don't already have a can of it in the kitchen, you can turn regular milk into evaporated milk if you have a little extra time in the morning.

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It Doesn't Take Much Evaporated Milk To Make Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

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The use of dairy like evaporated milk is important to prevent dry or chewy scrambled eggs, but it's essential not to overdo it or they might turn out runny. Add one tablespoon of evaporated milk for each egg, which calculates to ¼ cup for every four eggs. Carefully crack the eggs in a bowl, pour in the evaporated milk, add salt and pepper to taste, then combine. Use a whisk rather than a fork because it will add air to the mixture which also helps with the fluffy texture.

You don't want the eggs and condensed milk to go to waste, so your cooking technique is equally important. Use a nonstick pan so the fluffy eggs don't get stuck to the bottom and heat over low to medium-low heat. Butter is ideal for providing more richness in scrambled eggs, but neutral oil works too. Allow to cook, and don't forget to stir occasionally, then add shredded cheese, herbs, or chopped vegetables when they're nearly finished.

To perfect your next breakfast, check out these other tips for the fluffiest scrambled eggs then consider these ways to use canned evaporated milk if you have leftovers after breakfast.

Read the original article on Tasting Table.