Eggs are popular for their innumerable culinary uses. We consume eggs directly or indirectly every day. Some countless foods and ingredients work well with eggs. That is good news if you love to stray off the beaten path when you cook. You have a lower chance of cooking up a disaster with eggs. And perhaps that is why these herbs work well with scrambled eggs. Here they are, four herbs that will take your scrambled eggs to the next level.
Thyme is from the evergreen herbs in the mint family with tiny oval leaves. Found in variety in Italy, the herb has a pungent aroma you might come to know like the smell of eggs after using it for a while.
Some common culinary uses include: use in pasta sauces, fish, meats, stocks, and stews.
Add fresh thyme right into your raw egg and then cook like you. The dried version is as good, so use that if you don’t have the fresh herb.
Oregano is a flowering plant also in the mint family. It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. You might be familiar with it from your pizza and pasta sauces.
Oregano has a strong flavor. It is used in a variety of savory foods, marinades, and soups.
On your scrambled eggs, you might want to add dried oregano instead of the fresh herb. You may, instead, add oregano at the end of the cooking process or as a garnish.
Another mint family and pizza herb, basil is native to parts of southeast Asia and central Africa. It is popular in Italian cuisines used in pesto and dishes with tomatoes.
If you are using fresh basil for your eggs, it is best to add it at the end of the cooking process or as a garnish. If you use the dried herb, toss it in at the beginning to give the herb time to release its flavor and aroma.
Chives are the aliens of the bunch being that they are not from the mint family. Yet, that doesn’t make them any less popular in worldwide cuisines. But more to the point, they elevate the taste of eggs. Chives are a green vegetable with a grass-like appearance.
And you too may have added them to your dish times before. After all, they are especially popular with eggs, and cheese dishes.
More common culinary use of chives includes:
Use in garnishes, salads, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, and vegetable stocks.
The herb is usually added to the dish before serving.
Chives have a delicate flavor that is usually lost in the drying process. So it is best to use fresh chives sprinkled onto your almost cooked or fully cooked eggs.
A foodie’s palette is always hungry for extraordinary tastes. Believe me, there is nothing extraordinary about these scrumptious herb-infused scrambled eggs.
Did you see what I did there?
… I need to get some pun lessons!
Have you tried any of these herbs in your scrambled eggs before? What other flavorsdo you incorporate into your eggs?