A Southern Grace: a surprising favorite

June 6, 2016

a surprising favorite


I've been to Ireland! The trip earned me the very first stamp on my passport, and it was, to put it simply, absolutely amazing.

We saw so many beautiful, majestic, breathtaking, incredible places and things. Disclaimer: In the coming month or so, you will get sick of reading about my travels there and what a wonderful time we had. Sorry in advance. (I don't think you'll get tired of seeing the lovely pictures though!)

Ireland's coast has the bluest blue and the greenest green:

It can be sunny one minute and rainy the next:

One of my favorite food discoveries in Ireland was, believe it or not, their scrambled eggs. After trying some black pudding and quickly deciding it wasn't my thing, I often opted for scrambled eggs on toast for breakfast (with a scone to go, but more on that later!). I was thrilled with what I was served time and time again--soft, creamy, rich, and generously portioned eggs mounded on top of thin, crustless white toast. It was simple but it was delicious, and gave me a great start to the day!

The trick to these scrambled eggs is heating the milk and butter in the pan before you add the eggs. All this time, I've been beating my eggs with the milk and then adding them to the pan, but apparently, this method yields even creamier, much more supple eggs. I suppose it doesn't hurt that the butter in Ireland is far tastier than what I've been using from the grocery store here.

Though these take a bit more time and patience then American-style scrambled eggs, they are absolutely worth it!

Scrambled Eggs, Irish-style
(printable recipe)
Serves 2
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
Crack eggs into a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste, and mix with a fork.
Put butter in a small saucepan over low heat, and add milk.
When butter melts into milk, add eggs and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until eggs are set.
Serve over warm (crustless) toast with a sprinkling of chopped herbs, and eat immediately.


Angie Schneider said...

Really blue and beautiful...even green on the rainy cloudy day looks fantastic in Ireland. The scrambled egg looks mouthwatering!

Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction said...

I love scrambled eggs! This looks perfect!

Elsa | the whinery said...

So lush and pretty, sounds like you had a fantastic time! The scrambled eggs look amazing, looks filling and delicious!

Toaster Oven Love said...

Loved seeing your trip pics on Instagram, Ireland looks pretty spectacular. The scrambled eggs are so rich and creamy, I've always added my milk to the eggs too - can't wait to try this method!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I don't think I'll ever get sick of your pics of Ireland or travel for that matter. And woohoo first passport stamp! :D

Carolyn Jung said...

The Irish know how to do it. That is one comforting breakfast to ease into the day with.

Katerina said...

I've never been to Ireland but it looks such an enchanting place! Love your photos!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Grace, cannot wait to see all your pictures, Ireland is on my list and scrambled eggs are my favorite. Hope you are having a great week!

Pam said...

Oh, Ireland! Lucky lady. Ireland is at the top of my bucket list. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear about your trip.

I've never heard of warming the milk/butter first for scrambled eggs. I can't wait to try it!!!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Lovely! Glad you had a great time.

My husband was escorted to the airport after a drunken trip to a rugby match once, so we aren't actually sure that if we plan a trip he will be allowed in!

I love black pudding, but I prefer the Scottish style.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Bring on the travel photo's! I'm excited to see them!
What a different way to make scrambled eggs. Intrigued, so I will try this Saturday morning when I'm not in such a rush.

Marcela said...

Ireland is fantastic! Can't wait to see more photos! Also, the recipe looks divine!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

Grace, I've always wanted to visit Ireland! Can't wait to see your pics. We eat plenty of scrambled eggs here, we love them. Those eggs looks ultra-luscious!

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

I'll have to try this. I don't have 2 T of butter (just a spray of Pam on the frying pan) in my eggs, so I'll bet they are good

Toaster Oven Love said...

We made these eggs yesterday and they were fantastic! Definitely the most time I've ever spent making eggs but so soft, creamy and fluffy. Thanks for sharing the recipe I know it will be a weekend favorite in our house for sure!