Paula Deen is known for her love of rich, buttery meals, so it鈥檚 no secret that she has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to making scrambled eggs. The Southern chef鈥檚 recipe includes much more than just eggs and butter 鈥 we鈥檙e talking bacon grease, water鈥 the whole nine yards. She recently explained her process to POPSUGAR, so if you鈥檙e looking for scrambled egg recipes that really jazz things up, look no further than the celebrity chef鈥檚 favorite method.


To start, instead of greasing your pan with plain-old butter, mix equal parts baking grease AND butter to get, as Deen puts it, 鈥渢he best of both worlds.鈥 Bacon grease is super simple to get 鈥 just pour the grease into a cup next time you make bacon, and reserve it for your eggs.

saut茅 some onions

Don鈥檛 ever make the mistake of not including some veggies in your eggs. In addition to giving your meal an added nutritional element, they鈥檒l give it extra flavor. And this is especially true of onions. They function more as a flavor-enhancer than a vegetable, so you鈥檒l only know they鈥檙e there by the taste of your dish. Paula personally recommends Vidalias.

Mix With water

After you鈥檝e greased your pan and added your onions, mix your scrambled eggs with a bit of water. That鈥檚 right; Deen recommends adding water instead of milk, because according to her, milk makes the eggs tougher. Water keeps everything light and airy.

Cover and cook on low heat

Finally, cook your eggs on low heat. Cooking them on high heat may make the process go faster, but your eggs are likely to get tough and less flavorful. Keep the heat low and put a lid on it to seal in moisture and help the eggs cook up nice and fluffy.

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