Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)

Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
French-style scrambled eggs are rather special. It's not very difficult, just a bit long because it's cooked slowly in a bain-marie. Eventually you will get a delicious, refined and delicate preparation which can be eaten "as it is" or added to another recipe.
260K 8 3.5
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
Break 6 eggs into a bowl, salt, pepper and beat thoroughly to get a smooth mixture.

Prepare a bain-marie over low heat, and put in beaten eggs. The (long) scrambling of the eggs is about to start.

Stage 2
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
The aim is to cook eggs slowly, not to get an omelette but something smooth.

To do this, stir eggs continously with a maryse or soft spatula, especially on bottom and around sides.

Stage 3
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
After some time (about 10 minutes), you will note that the eggs start to thicken, so pay more attention to bottom and sides.

Stage 4
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
Stop when you get something like a thick soup.

Remove immediately from bain-marie, but don't stop stirring.

Stage 5 - 25 min.
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
Add 50 g butter in small pieces, and continue stirring until butter is completely melted.

Stage 6
Scrambled eggs (Oeufs brouillés)
Your œufs brouillés (scrambled eggs) are ready.

You can eat them now or use them in another recipe, they go well with many things.
The most common error is to cook too fast or too hot, in which case you will get a kind of omelette, which has nothing in common with the delicacy of "œufs brouillés".

Probably due to preparation time, it's quite impossible to find œufs brouillés in restaurants now, which is a a pity.

Some recipes add cream to the eggs, I don't think it's necessary.

You can make your scrambled eggs in advance and reheat them (still in a bain-marie) at the last moment, but be careful to not cook them any further.
To eat right now.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
818 Kcal or 3,425 Kj38 gr1 gr74 gr
41 %15 %<1 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
234 Kcal or 980 Kj11 gr< 1 gr21 gr
12 %4 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
204 Kcal or 854 Kj9 gr< 1 gr18 gr
10 %4 %<1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 1.22 €
  • Per person : 0.31 €

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