Paleo Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Chef Dan Catanio , On January 27, 2024


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Paleo Scrambled Eggs Recipe Description

For ancestral health, paleo scrambled eggs is a perfect breakfast option. Excluding modern additives from your meal reduces unhealthy calories, and keeps you all natural. This paleo scrambled eggs recipe produces yummy, fluffy eggs you can enjoy every morning.

Ingredients for this Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Recipe Ingredients for paleo scrambled eggs

Ingredients for this paleo scrambled eggs recipe.

  • Organic, Cage-Free Eggs

  • 100% Pure Olive Oil

  • Kosher Salt

  • Crushed Black Pepper

Scrambled Eggs Recipe Kitchen Tools Needed

Tools Needed to Make this scrambled eggs Recipe

Kitchen tools needed to make paleo scrambled eggs.

  • 8-10″ Non-Stick Pan

  • Cutting Board

  • Whisk

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Silicone Spatula

  • Kitchen Timer

  • Mixing Bowl

How to Make Paleo Scrambled Eggs Recipe Step-by-Step Cooking Directions

  1. Egg preparation has changed significantly over the last million years or so, for the better.

    Safety tip: eggs are raw, animal-based products that should be handled with precautions similar to handling raw meat.

    Proper egg cracking technique is as follows: with a clean, raw egg in hand, strike the side of the raw egg onto a hard, flat surface. This cracks the egg shell, but importantly leaves the inner membrane intact. Next use the tip of your thumb to pierce the membrane, hold the egg over the mixing bowl, and use both hands to grab both sides of the shell, and separate, allowing the egg white and yolk to drop into the bowl.

    how to crack an egg

    Crack the egg on a flat surface, not on the edge of a bowl or pan.

  2. Dispose of the shells directly into a trash or compost bin, if possible.

    Safety tip: after cracking the eggs, wash your hands, the cracking surface, and any other surface that may have come in contact with the raw eggs.

    Next whisk the eggs until the yolks and whites are mostly incorporated; this creates ribbons of egg whites and yolks in your cooked dish, resulting in a more complex texture. You may choose to whisk the eggs until fully emulsified, creating a creamier scrambled egg consistency and texture.

    eggs in mixing bowl cracked and whisked

    Whisking the eggs produces fluffy ribbons of cooked egg white and yolk.

  3. It’s time to heat the pan you’ll be using to cook your paleo scrambled eggs. Place the pan on medium-low heat, then after about 30 seconds, add 2tsp of olive oil.

    Pro tip: oil begins to smoke when it is too hot. If this happens, lower the heat, remove the burnt oil, and pour a fresh 2tsp of olive in the pan and continue.

    Scrambled eggs are best cooked slowly, on lower heat settings.

    pan on burner with oil

    Heat the pan on medium low, as scrambled eggs should cook slowly.

  4. Now, pour the whisked eggs into the hot pan. The eggs turn from runny to solid as they cook. Use your spatula to fold the eggs around in the pan, creating layers. These layers create pockets of creaminess intermixed with fluffiness. Turn the burner off, and remove the pan from heat about 30 seconds prior to the eggs being cooked to your liking. A shorter cook time produces more creaminess, while longer produces more fluffiness. Next, season the eggs while they are still in the warm pan, and fold them into the scramble.

    scrambled eggs in pan

    Use a spatula to fold the eggs in the pan.

  5. This paleo scrambled eggs recipe is ready to serve and enjoy. For a balanced breakfast, in a separate container make a small bowl of berries, nuts, and a bit of honey drizzled overtop. This is a robust paleo breakfast meal that would make your ancestors jealous.

    paleo scrambled eggs plated and garnished

    Enjoy this paleo scrambled eggs recipe.

Paleo Scrambled Eggs Recipe Servings and Sides

Paleo can be a challenging diet for people who’ve grown accustomed to our modern diet. For help and ideas, we’ve created a handy guide to paleo dieting.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.