Can you make scrambled eggs in an air fryer?

In this article, we will answer the question “Can you make scrambled eggs in an air fryer?”, and how to make the best scrambled eggs?

This article also includes a brief guide on delicious variations of scrambled eggs. Read on to find out how you can tell if the scrambled eggs have gone bad.

Can you make scrambled eggs in an air fryer?

Yes, you can make scrambled eggs in an air fryer. Cooking the eggs at a low temperature like 300℉ will yield the best results. You can make variations by tossing in some bacon in the scrambled eggs as well. 

Ingredients 

  • ⅓ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅛ cup cheddar cheese (Optional)

Instructions 

  1. Grease an air-fryer safe pan with butter and stick it in the air fryer.
  1. Cook for 2 minutes or until the butter melts at 300℉.
  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl then add milk. Mix until homogenous. Sprinkle some salt and pepper as per taste. 
  1. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the preheated pan. Let the eggs cook for about 3 minutes at 300℉.
  1. After 3 minutes, sweep the eggs to the center of the pan. 
  1. Cook for 2 more minutes. Then stir in the cheese.
  1. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  1. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition information 

Yield: 2  Serving size: 1

Calories 126Cholesterol 200mg
Total fat 9gSodium 275mg 
Saturated fat 4g (Trans fats:0g)Carbohydrates 1g 
Proteins 9g Fiber 0g
Unsaturated fat 4gSugar 0g

Tips to make the perfect scrambled eggs

Follow the tips below to make the perfect scrambled eggs for your breakfast.

Whisk your eggs in a bowl

It is very important to crack open your eggs in a bowl one by one. It has two advantages:

  • You can easily remove an egg if it’s spoiled.
  • You can easily remove any pieces of the eggshell that may fall along with the egg.

Take it slow

If you want the perfect scrambled eggs, you need to be patient. Cooking on high heat will only result in scrambled eggs becoming rubbery, dry, and bland. To keep them creamy, moist, and fluffy, the key is to fry them on low heat.

Swirl then sweep

When you put the eggs in a hot pan, swirl the eggs rapidly until they appear viscous and small curdles start to form. From this point onward, sweep the eggs. This whole swirl and sweep technique helps you to achieve moist and larger curdles.

Carryover cooking is important

The ideal scrambled eggs should look moist or runny in some places. If you continue to cook the eggs to the last minute, you will end up with dry and rubbery clumps.

To avoid this mistake, turn off the heat just before the eggs have started to set. Let the eggs stay in the hot pan to get cooked properly without getting too dry or too runny.

Scrambled egg variations

  1. You can play around with spices. In addition to the basic salt and pepper, you can add chili flakes or curry powder for a bold and spicy flavor.
  1. For a creamier texture, try adding milk or cheese or both to your eggs. Add the cheese at the end to prevent it from sticking to the bottom. 

You can use fets cheese, shredded parmesan or cheddar cheese, or goat cheese. Parmesan cheese pairs well with spinach.

  1. If you like meat in your scrambled eggs, add bacon pieces or chorizos to your scrambled eggs.
  1. Herbs enhance the flavor and visual appeal of the scrambled eggs. You can use thyme, parsley, or oregano for an earthy flavor. Finish off your scrambled eggs with freshly chopped chives or scallions. 
  1. Garnish your scrambled eggs with dill and shredded or crumbled feta cheese.
  1. Finish off your creamy scrambled eggs with lightly sauteed cherry tomatoes in garlic. 
  1. If you love to have avocados in your breakfast, stuff them with cheesy scrambled eggs for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

When to discard scrambled eggs?

  1. If the scrambled eggs smell foul, throw it out.
  1. If the scrambled develop a slimy texture and feel tacky upon touching, it is an indication of bacterial growth. Discard it immediately.
  1. If the eggs develop green patches on the surface or look discolored, toss them in the bin as it is a sign of fungal growth.
  1. Any dusty or powdery appearance is a sign of mold growth and the eggs should be discarded without a second thought.

Conclusion

In this article, we answered the question “Can you make scrambled eggs in an air fryer?”, and how to make the best scrambled eggs?

References

https://www.everydayfamilycooking.com/air-fryer-scrambled-eggs/
https://www.inspiredtaste.net/26600/scrambled-eggs-recipe/

Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.