Scrambled eggs with chives

Recipe: Scrambled eggs with chives


  • 16 free-range eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 24 slices day-old wholegrain bread
  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives


  1. Using a whisk, whisk eggs and cream together in a large bowl for 2 minutes (egg should fall in a thin stream from whisk). Set aside until foam has settled. Meanwhile, preheat grill on high heat. Using a 9cm star cookie cutter, cut out 1 star from each bread slice. Place stars in a single layer on grill tray. Grill for 1 minute each side or until toasted. Keep warm until ready to serve. Heat a 28cm (base) non-stick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add half the butter and swirl to coat pan base. As last of butter melts, add half the egg mixture. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture starts to set.
  2. Using a spatula, push set egg towards centre of pan, tilting pan to allow uncooked egg to run over base. Cook for 2 minutes or until eggs form creamy curds. Stir in half the chives. Transfer to a plate. Wipe pan with paper towel. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and chives. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with toast.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: breakfast

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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