Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Scrambled Egg Recipe

Scrambled Egg Photo : Jackie Cameron

Scrambled Egg
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Perfect Scrambled Egg

In the Hartford House kitchen, I impress upon all that an order should take as long as the eggs take to cook. A good few hours are spent preparing for this important meal and I believe an aspiring chef should spend his / her first month on the breakfast shift because it teaches precision, speed and the importance of maintaining a high standard. No one wants a badly fried egg first thing in the morning.

Slow-cooked, creamy, chive-flavoured scrambled egg is top of my breakfast list. This is best served with a smoked salmon rosette.

Yields: for one

Ingredients:

2 Whole Eggs

30 ml Cream

15 ml Salted Butter

Salt and Pepper

Herb Selection

Method:

1) Whisk, to bring, the eggs and cream together. Place a pan on the stove (be careful not to use too large a pan as the eggs will cook too quickly and become dry and rubbery).

2) Add butter and then egg mixture.

3) Cook on a low heat, allow egg mixture to settle and then start using a plastic spatula to make the mixture scrambled.

4) Season once eggs are cooked to ensure eggs do not toughen up.

5) Serve immediately as cooking continues.

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I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713