Scrambled Eggs with Brie and Pesto

by Matt on October 14, 2010

Sometimes you just need breakfast for dinner.



Scrambled eggs are always a hit in my kitchen, but I have to fancy them up; I like them loaded with flavor. Normally eggs are great on their own, but scrambled eggs are the perfect way to add ingredients to boost the flavor complex. Especially when you have some of this:

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This cheese is swoon-worthy.

Scrambling eggs is actually one of the hardest ways to prepare them. You would think that is would be simple…

I mean how hard can it be to stir some eggs around in a pan?

Harder than you think.

If you try to rush your eggs and cook them too quickly, you are going to end up with tough, rubbery eggs. No one wants that. While they will still taste great, you won’t get that light, buttery texture that you want with scrambled eggs.

Tip: Low and slow. Trust me.

Tip #2: Use real butter when you scramble your eggs. Just a little bit goes a long way and adds a lot of richness to the dish.

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Scrambled Eggs with Pesto and Brie

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 1-2 oz of brie
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs and 1-2 tablespoons of water with a fork.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
  3. Season the egg mixture with salt and pepper, then pour into pan, stirring slowly with a rubber spatula.
  4. As soon as curds begin to form, use the spatula to fold the eggs over themselves.
  5. When the eggs begin to set and are no longer liquid, remove from the pan. They will continue to cook.
  6. Stir in the pesto and brie.
  7. Serve over spelt biscuits.

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What is your favorite way to eat scrambled eggs?

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DadNo Gravatar October 14, 2010 at 7:28 AM

This looks like an awesome meal.

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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Thanks dad! You should make it for mom. That would score you some points ;)

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October 14, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Pesto and eggs are SO good together! And oh how I love brie. Sounds delish!!
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Oh yeah… Brie is amazing :)

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October 14, 2010 at 7:39 AM

WHOA yum! That looks so gooey and delicious, just like I like my eggs! I’ve been loving my sunnyside up eggs on spelt english muffins lately.

I’ve never seen goat brie before and now it is my #1 priority to track that down.

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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM

Spelt English muffins are AWESOME. Do you buy Rudi’s? Best ever!

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October 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Actually, right now I have Vermont Bread Company. But I am addicted to Rudi’s Spelt Tortillas, I eat them pretty much every day.
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I have never tried the spelt tortillas. The spelt hamburger buns are a staple though.

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October 14, 2010 at 9:33 AM

J and I just had scrambled eggs with green pepper, red pepper, cauliflower, and american cheese all mixed in and wrapped up in a tortilla for dinner on Tuesday! It was fantastic.
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM

American cheese brings me back to my childhood ;)

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October 14, 2010 at 9:37 AM

I’m that odd person that actually prefers my scrambled eggs dry & tough, but I have a lot of weird eating preferences. Breakfast for dinner is amazing though and your eggs look delicious!
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM

LOL. You are kinda odd ;)

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October 14, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I totally agree that you NEED to use butter when cooking eggs.

I prefer my eggs over easy because I love the runny yolk. Scrambled eggs are tough — I end up browning them and then they taste rubbery and gross :(
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM

I think cooking eggs is tough in general. I still haven’t mastered the sunny side up egg and I cook them everyday.

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October 14, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Triple creme is the BEST brie!! I love that stuff.

I have done this recipe with goat cheese, now I’m dying to try with brie.
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Brie is amazing. It KILLS regular goat cheese.

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October 14, 2010 at 11:35 AM

I love scrambled eggs… especially with black beans, salsa, and veggies. Great idea with the pesto — that’s got to be delicious. One of my favorite ways to eat scrambled eggs is to put them inside two little corn tortillas and make a cheesey egg scrambly quesadilla. YUMAZING.
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Breakfast tacos = win.

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October 14, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Pesto seriously makes everything it touches at least ten times more magical
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MattNo Gravatar October 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM

I totally agree with this ;)

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October 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM

breakfast for dinner is definitely a must! i love eggs at any time of the day. eggs + cheese is an especially good combo. i love adding feta cheese + tomatoes to my eggs.
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October 14, 2010 at 2:11 PM

I (almost) had the exact same thing for dinner last night. Delish!
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