Those of you who have never had the privilege of eating perfectly cooked scrambled eggs, may just over look this post because you don’t know what you are missing. Lots of people associate scrambled eggs with being over cooked with the texture of rubber, but for those who have had them cooked properly know how amazing they can be. A few years ago I dined at Joel Robuchon @ the Mansions and one of the 16 courses we had was asparagus 3 ways. This was one of the moments where you’re like holy shit what kind of scrambled eggs have I been eating over the past years. I had this dish almost 3 years ago and I still remember it to this day. To achieve a professional-standard creamy scrambled eggs you have to cook them in a bain-marie, involving nearly half an hour of vigilant stirring. Very time consuming. By contrast cooking them to the same level of quality by sous vide simply requires a gentle cooking on a low heat and an occasional massaging of the bag with your hands to scramble the eggs. Just another reason why sous vide cooking needs and should be adopted by home cooks.
Recipe (adapted from Heston Blumenthal)
6 Large Eggs
25g Whole Milk
20g Heavy Cream
pinch of salt
20g Unsalted butter, melted
20g Brown Butter
1oz Caviar (optional)
Pre-Heat the water-bath to 75c
In a bowl, blend the eggs, milk, cream and salt with a hand blender or a whisk, then stir in the melted butter.
Divide the egg mixture in half and pour into two sous-vide bags. Seal under full pressure. For those that do not have a chamber vacuum (I don’t) you can use your regular food sealer. Pulse it to remove as much air as possible without sucking the liquid into the machine and seal.
Place the bags in the water bath and allow to cook for 15 minutes, massaging the eggs every 3-5 minutes. Mine took about 20 minutes but I think it was due to still having air in the bag. They are done when you can see the eggs starting to slightly come together.
To serve, remove the scrambled eggs from the bags and top with caviar and a drizzle of brown butter. Enjoy the best scrambled eggs you will ever have.