Making scrambled eggs is a pretty straightforward task and fortunately, it can be eaten at any time of the day and as an accompaniment for nearly any dish. In this article, we introduce the innovative recipe trick that's adding brown butter to your scrambled eggs. You'll never want to do it another way after trying this; just make sure you do it correctly!
You can take your scrambled eggs from being simple to being an appropriate addition to the tables of the finest dining halls. All you have to do is add brown butter! Although it seems like an unusual addition, the butter lends an umami taste to the scrambled eggs.
Brown butter is known for its signature "toasted" and "nutty" flavor which always augments any dish it is added to. Even better, brown butter is easy to make; it's simply melted butter that is cooked until it is brown but not burnt.
The browning process eliminates the butter's water content, leaving the milk proteins that remain to cook. As these proteins cook, they release an aromatic richness and take on this beautiful flavor that makes the butter the perfect addition to your scrambled eggs.
They lend their special nutty flavor to the scrambled eggs thanks to the Maillard reaction, which is the chemical process that causes the butter to change colors and flavors as it cooks.
However, if you plan to add brown butter to your scrambled eggs, make sure to add just a bit at the end of your cooking, so as to preserve the quality of the butter's flavors.