Magazine article Sunset

Push, Don't Stir

Magazine article Sunset

Push, Don't Stir

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* If you want velvety scrambled eggs, don't stir them--push instead. And for added security, blend the eggs with a little thickened broth. The broth stabilizes the eggs, keeping them extra-moist and resistant to weeping if cooked firm, even if held on a warming tray up to 45 minutes. You can use a wide metal spatula to scramble eggs, but the ideal tool is one of the new flexible silicone spatulas (see above), which push the eggs smoothly away from the pan bottom and sides. Silicone spatulas can withstand heat up to 450[degrees].

Creamy Scrambled Eggs

PREP AND COOK TIME: 5 to 15 minutes to assemble, depending on volume, plus 3 to 20 minutes to cook

MAKES: 6 to 36 servings; 1 to 2 eggs per person

1. In a bowl, beat eggs to blend. In a 1- to 3-quart pan (depending on amount being cooked), blend broth with cornstarch. Stir over high heat until boiling. Let cool slightly (or cover and chill up to 1 day). Whisk broth mixture into eggs.

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