Your mornings are about to get a whole lot tastier with the surprising secret to achieving perfect fluffy scrambled eggs. The key, according to a professional chef, is a humble fridge staple: sour cream. Sounds a bit messy though, doesn’t it? However, with this simple swap, your mornings are bound to be a whole lot fluffier and more flavorful.
Regular Scrambled Eggs vs. With Sour Cream
Scrambled eggs are a breakfast classic, known for being filling, quick to cook, and endlessly customizable. Typically, eggs are beaten, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked in butter or oil. To achieve that sought-after fluffiness, many recipes call for adding milk or water, which evaporates during cooking, helping the eggs rise.
Chef Nelson Serrano-Bahri adds sour cream, often reserved for tacos and baked potatoes, as the secret ingredient in his recipe for scrambled eggs instead. He says that sour cream brings three essential elements to the pan: fat, moisture, and acidity. This trifecta results in a scrambled egg that’s tender, moist, and perfectly complemented by the tanginess of sour cream. You should add it during the last minute of cooking to prevent watery eggs.
How to Make Scrambled Eggs With Sour Cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp sour cream, room temperature
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
- Freshly chopped chives or other herbs (optional)
- Beat eggs in a bowl until mixed.
- Heat butter or oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Pour in beaten eggs and stir occasionally until they start firming up (about 2-3 minutes).
- Just before they’re done, fold in sour cream and cook for an additional minute until fully cooked.
- Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, and serve on a warm plate.
- Garnish with chives or herbs if desired.
Recently, a lot of chatter has been going on about Alzheimer’s with global icons Chris Hemsworth and Bruce Willis coming out with their struggles with the disease. With so much limelight on the condition, doctors and medical professionals have started spreading more and more awareness about it, including the earliest symptoms and ways to lower the risk of getting it.
Expert Opinions on the Matter
Taking to social media, Dr. Gabrielle Lyon pointed out the most common early symptoms of the disease. In fact, these symptoms may show up several decades before someone is formally diagnosed, and paying attention to these lifestyle factors can be a game-changer.
While genetics play a huge role like with most diseases, there are around 25 risk factors for Alzheimer’s, and three in particular are things that just about everyone can work on improving: exercise, sleep, and nutrition.
Exercise and Sleep
It’s easy in your 20s and 30s to ignore exercise, counting on your young body to be there for you. However, it turns out that the behaviors you develop when it comes to fitness can have a lasting impact when you’re older. Studies have shown that exercising regularly can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s by as much as 30%!
Then there’s sleep, which should be easy to control, but it isn’t. However, Dr. Lyon believes that good sleep, especially in the two stages of deep sleep, is one of the most underrated tools we have in our toolbox. As we get older, sleeping well gets harder, but even more essential.
The Importance of Nutrition
When it comes to nutrition, eating your fruits and veggies can help protect the brain from damage caused by conditions like Alzheimer’s, which is as good of a reason as any to reach for those carrots and bananas. People who don’t eat enough produce are likely lacking a lot of needed vitamins and proteins.
The idea of diseases like Alzheimer’s may be scary, but one can make minor lifestyle changes now that have a lasting impact on their minds in the future. If that’s not a good reason to look after ourselves, we don’t know what is!