French Cream Style Eggs
(El Cajon, CA)
Oeufs Brouillés: Not Your Usual Scrambled Egg
Question: I have a French friend...and his grandmother used to make a breakfast dish.....with a white cream and scrambled eggs....I wonder if this was just one of her recipes...or a well known one...thanks
Answer: Hi Carol, Thanks for writing with your question.
Scrambled eggs are a popular dish in France where it is called oeufs brouillés. Of course, since this France, oeufs brouill"s is not a quick toss a few beaten eggs in a little hot butter and cook quickly until done technique you may be familiar with.
Typically pats of butter are incorporated into the delicately beaten eggs which are then cooked very slowly while stirring in a double boiler (bain-marie) until they are creamy (no lumps). At the end, many people like to add in some cream. Here in France, that is quite likely to be crème fraîche, which might be what your friend recalls. Find out what is crème fraîche here.
Boy writing about it early in the morning makes me want to jump up and go cook some eggs!
Hope I answered your question!
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