Eggs are part of many healthy recipes, and everybody deeply loves a specific egg dish. I believe we all agree that nothing beats perfect scrambled eggs. While we all have different ways of making scrambled egg dish that suits our taste buds, adding the perfect seasoning is always a good idea.
Today I walk you through the step-by-step guide on how to make seasoning for scrambled eggs the perfect way. I’ve created a guide that will help you create your own mix using popular delicious ingredient pairings. If you are seeking a quicker method, I’ve also developed an easy recipe you can use at home and store for up to a year.
What Makes A Good Seasoning For Scrambled Eggs?
Scrambled eggs will always be an option whether you love cooking or not. Today’s guide is very open to personal preference. But that’s exactly why I am making it. This article should help you narrow down your favorite seasonings and encourage you to experiment with different flavor combinations and ratios.
Ultimately, your palette is like nobody else’s. And only you can create a flavor profile that you absolutely fall in love with.
So, to start, what works as seasoning for eggs?
This can be anything that adds flavor. Traditionally, people tend only to add salt and black pepper.
But no rule says you cannot add MORE! Especially because, let’s face it, scrambled eggs can get very boring very quickly without the use of proper egg dish ingredients that adds a savory flavor. If you like to boil your eggs, check out my guide on how to tell when hard-boiled eggs are done.
So, I like to start with some spices. They are usually the easiest to add. I generally have most of them on hand at all times, and you can start with a little and increase the quantity from there.
If you are feeling very experimental, you can use premixed spice blends. There are so many other spices to choose from today, and you will never run out of options. You can use something as basic as a Cajun spice mix or more complex like a 7-Spice Chinese Spice blend.
Then, you can also add some herbs for brighter flavors. I prefer using fresh herbs because they have the best flavor. However, using dried herbs will ensure you always have an option on hand. Plus, dried herbs have a more concentrated flavor, so you would only need a little.
Next, as an unexpected seasoning for scrambled eggs, you can use dried fruits. I once had scrambled eggs made with rehydrated peaches, rosemary, salt, and pepper. It was out of this world!
And finally, and a bit of an obvious seasoning, you can use condiments like Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, seasoned salt, mayonnaise, sour cream, heavy cream, and cheese.
When it comes to using cheese, you can use goat cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, or cheddar cheese.
Egg Seasoning That Work Well Together
While you don’t need many seasonings when making scrambled eggs, there are a ton of really good spices and the best herbs you can use. Obviously, salt and pepper would most likely be everybody’s first option.
I know most would agree that scrambled eggs should have a peppery flavor. In order to have that, you can add some powdered garlic, onion powder, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika (or regular), crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes, and chili powder or chili pepper. Each of these does have some substitutes, but ultimately they make the best flavor pairings.
For herbs, almost everything works. You can try basil, dill, fennel, parsley, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, and thyme. You can also play around with a seasoning blend you might already have, including Italian seasoning, herbes de Provence, and herb mixes like these.
All the flavors mentioned above go incredibly well with eggs and each other. So, you can use this list to create your own or add to mine.
What You Will Need For Today’s Scrambled Egg Seasoning Recipe
For today’s seasoned scrambled egg recipe, I kept it simple at first. This leaves a ton of room for you to play around with flavors and add your own.
It’s always best to start simple. But don’t get me wrong; this is by no means a basic or underwhelming flavor profile. These basic seasonings will create some of the best, yet neutral, eggs you’ve ever had in your life!
First, you need salt and pepper. These are almost always included in my egg recipes, especially scrambled eggs. They add a ton of flavor, help balance others, and enhance specific profiles as well. Let’s say, for example, you added chutney. The salt will help enhance and elevate the fruitiness.
Next, you will need some onion powder and garlic powder. These are two of the most underrated seasonings ever! By adding a pinch of each, your eggs will be far more savory and delicious. And they could even help you tie different dishes on the plate together.
I also love adding a bit of chili powder to this seasoning for scrambled eggs, which you can substitute with cayenne pepper or something similar. Even a hot sauce will work, allowing you to play around with different spicy undertones.
We will also be adding some paprika. Many people prefer using smoked paprika, but I won’t because I am adding chili powder.
And finally, add herbs, like some dried parsley. This herb is easy to substitute with cilantro, basil, or oregano. All of these options work with the seasonings above, and which one you use is up to you.
Using Your Homemade Seasoning
The recipe below makes roughly 2 tablespoons of the scrambled egg spice mix.
You can use about a teaspoon for every 4-6 eggs you are making. The exact amount or add more, depending on your preference.
To use this spice mix, you first need to cook your scrambled eggs separately. Adding spices before the eggs are cooked will force more moisture out of them, ultimately leaving your eggs dry.
How To Store A Homemade Seasoning
This scrambled egg mix seasoning can be stored inside an airtight container, jar, or bag. Just make sure the seasoning does not get introduced to moisture, direct heat, or direct sunlight.
These will all cause the bag to create condensation and make the spices wet.
You can store the spice mix inside a cool dry area (like a pantry) for up to a year. But, as I always recommend, use it as soon as possible to get the best and freshest flavor.
How To Make The Perfect Seasoning For Scrambled Eggs
- 1 tsp sea salt flakes
- 1 tsp regular paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried parsley (or cilantro, oregano, or basil)
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 4 Large eggs
- ½ Tbsp Butter
- Simply combine all of the dried and ground spices in a small container.
- Add the lid and give the mix a couple of shakes to distribute the spices and herbs evenly.
- Store the scrambled egg spice mix in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dark, and dry place.
Making the Scrambled Eggs
- Crack the eggs into a bowl. Use a fork, and whisk to gently beat the eggs until they are well mixed.
- Using a non-stick skillet over medium heat, let the butter melt or heat oil until it shimmers.
- Add in the egg mixture, and after a few seconds, start stirring gently with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- After about 30 seconds, the eggs will start to form curds. Keep stirring gently, scraping the bottom of the skillet, until the eggs are almost set but still a bit runny.
- Remove the skillet from the heat while stirring continuously until the eggs reach the desired consistency. They should be moist, creamy, and still slightly runny.
- Add 1-2 tsp of the seasoning mix and serve the scrambled eggs immediately, garnished with chopped herbs and grated cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best spices and herbs seasonings to use for scrambled eggs?
If you have Italian seasoning, herbes de Provence, or any spice blend, you can use them.
Can you use olive oil when making scrambled eggs?
Yes, olive oil is a healthy option for scrambled eggs. However, you can skip oil or butter altogether if you’re using a non-stick pan.