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Perfecting your scramble

March 22 2018
Esther Reynolds
By Esther Reynolds
Perfecting your scramble

In addition to being protein-packed and filling, eggs are a Free Food with Slimming World’s healthy eating plan. That means you can enjoy them freely to satisfy your appetite! And when it comes to preparing them in a way that’s quick and easy yet filling, we’re big fans of the classic scramble. Here are four tips for making sure yours is sensational every time:

Start with the skillet. Choose a nonstick skillet lightly coated with cooking spray* for an on-plan scramble—and way easier cleanup. To prevent scratching the nonstick surface of your pan, avoid using any metal tools and go for a silicon or wooden spatula instead.

Whisk for a smooth scramble. Cracking eggs directly into a skillet can leave you with a streaky scramble or, worse, bits of shell up in your breakfast. Instead, crack them into a bowl, then whisk well with a fork until the yolks and whites are fully combined.

Go low and slow. For an outstanding scramble, low and slow is the way to go. Cooking eggs at too high of a temperature will cause them to lose a lot of their moisture, rendering them tough and dry; stick to medium to medium-low heat instead.

Stir things up. After adding eggs to a preheated skillet, wait a few seconds until they just start to set, then gently stir with a spatula as curds begin to form. How often? That part’s up to you: occasional stirring will result in larger curds, while more frequent stirring will give you smaller, more uniform ones.  

Round out the meal. For an even-more filling breakfast that lines up with Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, pair your classic scramble with sliced tomatoes, smoked salmon, or broiled Canadian bacon, and a side of fruit.

*Up to 10 short sprays of any cooking spray are Free. After that, count ½ Syn for every additional five sprays used.