Okay, before I begin, let’s just mention the elephant in the room: it’s seriously hard to make scrambled eggs look pretty. Forgive me.
I don’t tend to make much effort at breakfast time. By the time I roll out of bed, get ready and check my emails, the morning seems to have disappeared and I figure I may as well just wait until lunchtime to make anything. So either breakfast is just skipped altogether (I know, I know, it’s the most important meal of the day), or it consists of a super quick bowl of cereal or a banana. However, when I do force myself to actually cook something, I always really enjoy it. A greasy fry-up isn’t exactly a healthy way to start every single day though, so here’s a slightly healthier version – goat’s cheese and chive scrambled eggs.
I always find that eggs can get a bit samey, so I like to add extra ingredients to make them a bit more interesting. In this version, the chives give a slight oniony taste and the goat’s cheese melts through the eggs to help keep them moist and creamy (I can’t stand rubbery scrambled eggs) – cooking the eggs slowly over a very low heat also helps. Perfect with a slice of toast.
What do you like to eat for breakfast? I like the occasional bowl of porridge, but I’d love some other hot breakfast ideas that can be made in just a few minutes – the sort of thing I can make while still bleary eyed with my hair sticking out at odd angles (moreso than usual anyway). Ideas please!
- 4 eggs
- 3tbsp milk
- Black pepper
- 10g butter
- 40g soft goat's cheese, crumbled
- 1tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and season generously.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan, and then turn the heat down quite low. Add the egg mixture, and cook gently for a few minutes. When the mixture begins to solidify, mix it gently with a wooden spoon to scramble. Continue to cook over a low heat for a couple more minutes, stirring continuously, until the egg is nearly cooked (it should be creamy, but not look completely wet and raw).
- Add the crumbled goat's cheese and chopped chives, and more seasoning if desired (taste it first). Cook for 1 minute further, until the cheese has melted and the mixture is fully cooked. Serve immediately.