Spicy scrambled eggs are one of the best ways to add an extra kick of flavour and heat to the classic dish. Whether you use chilli, peppers or a super hot sauce, you can really add an extra dimension of flavour to a meal with spicy scrambled eggs.
Here we’re going to give you our recipe for making the best spicy scrambled eggs, but before we do, let’s have a look at the key ingredient of the dish.
How To Make Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are a popular dish because they are simple, quick, and versatile. Delicious and satisfying as a meal on their own, but they are a great side addition to all sorts of food!
While scrambled eggs are quick and easy to make, not everyone is familiar with how to do it! Here is our simple recipe on how to make scrambled eggs:
- 2-3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon of butter or oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Milk or cream
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them together until the yolks and whites are completely combined.
- Add a splash of milk or cream to the eggs and whisk until combined.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add the butter or oil. Let the butter melt or the oil heat up.
- Pour the egg mixture into the pan and let it sit for a few seconds until the edges of the eggs begin to set.
- Gently stir the eggs, scraping the bottom of the pan to form small curds.
- Continue to stir the eggs until they are cooked through, this should take about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs.
- Serve the scrambled eggs while they are still hot.
What Dishes Can You Make With Spicy Scrambled Eggs?
Scrambled eggs are super versatile, meaning they can be enjoyed in an almost endless amount of ways. There are lots of recipes that use scrambled eggs as a key part, here are a few dishes that you can make using our spicy scrambled eggs:
- Breakfast Sandwich: Spread some mayonnaise or avocado on a toasted English muffin, add some cooked bacon or ham, and top it with scrambled eggs.
- Breakfast Burrito: Fill a tortilla with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, black beans, salsa, and sour cream for a filling and flavourful breakfast.
- Egg Salad: Mix chopped scrambled eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, diced celery, and onion for a classic egg salad sandwich filling.
- Egg Fried Rice: Stir-fry some cooked rice with diced vegetables, scrambled eggs, soy sauce, and sesame oil for a quick and easy meal.
- Frittata: Whisk together eggs, cheese, cooked vegetables, and herbs, pour the mixture into a skillet, and bake it in the oven for a delicious and nutritious meal.
- Quiche: Use scrambled eggs as the base for a quiche filling, which can include a variety of ingredients like cheese, vegetables, and meat.
- Egg and Veggie Bowl: Serve scrambled eggs over a bed of sautéed vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers for a healthy and satisfying meal.
These are just a few ideas to get you started with spicy scrambled eggs , but the possibilities for using them in your recipes are infinite. You can mix them with any combination of ingredients that you like!
What Is The Best Sauce For Spicy Scrambled Eggs?
There are many sauces that can go well with spicy scrambled eggs, but some of the most popular ones include:
- Salsa: A fresh, homemade salsa can add a burst of flavour and spice to your eggs. You can also try using a store-bought salsa, but make sure to choose one that is spicy enough to complement the heat of the eggs.
- Hot Sauce: There are many types of hot sauce available, from mild scotch bonnet sauces to the super hot carolina reaper sauces, and each can add a unique flavour to your eggs. We recommend using a hot sauce that isn't too hot for you to enjoy!
- Harissa: This North African chili paste made from roasted peppers, garlic, and spices is a great choice for those who like a smoky, slightly sweet flavour with their eggs.
- Chutney: If you prefer a sweeter sauce with your eggs, you can try using a fruit chutney, such as mango or apple, which will provide a nice contrast to the spicy eggs.
How To Make Spicy Scrambled Eggs
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- 2-3 eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons of milk or cream (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of butter or oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of red chili flakes or small chili pepper (fresh or dried), chopped finely
- grated cheese, chopped herbs, diced tomatoes, or other toppings you like
- Crack the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and add milk or cream if desired. Beat the eggs with a fork or whisk until the mixture is smooth and combined.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add butter or oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom.
- Add the chopped chili pepper or red chili flakes to the pan and stir for a few seconds to release the flavour and heat.
- Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and use a spatula to stir the mixture gently. Cook the eggs for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are scrambled and cooked through.
- Sprinkle grated cheese over the top of the eggs while they are still in the pan and let it melt for a few seconds.
- Serve the spicy scrambled eggs immediately, drizzled with a delicious hot sauce to finish off the dish!
Be careful when handling chili peppers as they can be very spicy and can cause skin irritation if not handled properly. It's recommended to wear gloves or wash your hands thoroughly after handling chili peppers.