Eggs and bacon are quintessential breakfast items. Add two pieces of toast, a cup of coffee, and you have the perfect meal to start your day.
Diners get this combo right every time, as they make tons of eggs and bacon daily. Do you ever wish you could make the perfect fluffy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon at home? You definitely can with just a few essential ingredients and proper equipment. It is quite easy. Let’s explore exactly how to make this iconic breakfast.
The key to crispy bacon is to cook the strips in a single layer in a hot non-stick or cast-iron skillet, assuming you don’t have a flat top in your home kitchen. There is no need for oil or butter. Cook the bacon before the eggs and keep it warm in the oven, if desired, while you make the eggs. You will be using the same pan for both.
Cook time: 10 minutes
- 6 strips bacon
- Place a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
- Lay the bacon strips in the skillet in a single layer as it is heating up. Do not crowd the pan or overlap the bacon. Allow the bacon to start sizzling and popping.
- As soon as the edges start to curl up and the bacon is not sticking to the pan, approximately 5 minutes, flip the bacon over. Continue to cook until the bacon is browned and crispy with no white fat or pink areas of pork showing, approximately 5 minutes longer. You can flip the bacon again, to make sure you cooked it through.
- Using tongs, remove the bacon and drain it on paper towels.
- Use a wad of paper towels placed in the tongs to wipe the grease out of the pan. You might have to do this a couple of times. Move the pan off the heat while you whisk the eggs.
Adding a little liquid to the eggs can help to make them creamy. It can be milk, water, or half and half. Another trick is to add a pinch of cream of tartar to the eggs. However, not many people keep cream of tartar in their pantry, so don’t worry about that. Add a little oil to your butter to keep it from turning brown.
This recipe relies on a skillet. If you want to step up your game, cook the eggs in a double boiler. This method never fails to make fluffy and creamy eggs.
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: approximately 5 minutes
- 4 large whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- pinch of cream of tartar (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add the milk, cream of tartar (if using), salt, and pepper. Whisk vigorously until all the ingredients are well combined and slightly frothy.
- Place the pan over medium heat. Add the butter and oil to the pan. As soon as the butter melts, swirl the pan to coat evenly across the bottom.
- Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan and cook until the eggs start to bubble, approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Using a spatula, gently fold the edges of the eggs toward the center of the pan. Spread them out toward the perimeter and repeat the folding and spreading until the eggs start to set, approximately 3 minutes. Continue to cook until the eggs are no longer runny, but are still creamy and fluffy.
- Serve the eggs while warm with the bacon. Enjoy.