Scrambled Eggs and the Paleo Diet


Eggs, who doesn’t love them? Our Paleolithic ancestors probably had their eggs raw, or at best, cooked over a rock with no salt, no pepper, and definitely no spices of any sort. Such was the life then.

However, even if you’re on the Paleo diet, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t enjoy good old scrambled eggs just like your Mom used to make for you for breakfast when you were young. Scrambled eggs may seem like an easy recipe that just requires you to beat the eggs in a bowl until you tire yourself out and fry them on a skillet, but if you want to cook them the right way, you’d need to do more than just that.

So, what would you rather have? A boring plate of scrambled eggs, or great, fluffy and sumptuous eggs that would make the best chefs in the world proud? Below are some tips to prepare the delicious breakfast you deserve.

1. Choose Your Eggs Wisely

By far, the most important step in making perfect scrambled eggs is choosing high quality pastured eggs produced only by chickens that have been fed naturally. A poorly fed chicken produces eggs that not only taste poor, but also have low nutritional value. High quality eggs will have bright yolks that have a rich yellow color.

Keeping in line with Paleo diet principles, it’s always best to choose organic eggs, which come from poultry fed organic food.

2. Choose the Right Oil

Remember, we’re cooking eggs the Paleo way, so care must also be taken when choosing the fat or oil to cook with. Although butter is the popular choice, it contains milk solids, which goes against Paleo principles. Instead, you can use clarified butter, coconut oil, lard, or beef tallow.

3. Whisk, but not Too Much

The technique to cooking the perfect scrambled eggs is actually pretty simple.

To start, you will need to take cold eggs and crack them open in a bowl or any container that suits you. Three eggs per person is usually more than enough for a filling meal. For a fluffier effect, add a tablespoon of water for each egg.

The secret to the perfect scrambled eggs lies in whisking the eggs using a fork right before placing it in the already hot pan. Care must be made not to whisk too much, lest the eggs have no texture anymore. Add in seasoning such as salt and black pepper, along with oregano, rosemary, or even nutmeg for that extra flavor.

4. Add in Your Extras

Feel free to customize your scrambled eggs as much as you want with Paleo-friendly ingredients like vegetables or other herbs and spices.