After trying a variety of methods, I found the best way to prepare a large batch of scrambled eggs.
This go-to method for making eggs for friends and family only takes an hour and uses a slow cooker.
The eggs turn out perfectly cheesy and fluffy and the clean-up process is incredibly simple.
There are a few times I break out a slow cooker: to make soup, cook apple butter, and now, to prepare a batch of scrambled eggs.
After trying different ways of preparing scrambled eggs — including making a vortex of boiling water — I've found that this slow-cooker method creates the perfect light, fluffy breakfast for a crowd in only an hour.
With a small tweak, this crock-pot recipe is easy to follow
Although many slow-cooker recipes take six to eight hours, making eggs in this appliance only takes about 60 minutes.
I follow this crock-pot recipe from the food blog Recipes That Crock but use six eggs instead of 10. I typically whisk 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and a bit less than 1 cup of heavy cream into the eggs.
As I whisk, I melt a tablespoon of butter in the heated slow cooker. Then, I pour the egg mixture in and cover with the lid until they start looking fluffy and cooked through, which takes about an hour.
I learned the hard way to avoid cooking the eggs on a high setting
When I originally made this recipe, I was a little worried because I noticed the bottom layer of eggs was slightly browned when I spooned some out.
However, the flavor and texture weren't impacted by this slight overcooking and the eggs were deliciously cheesy and buttery, with an impressively light, pillowy texture.
Still, I recommend turning the slow cooker to a low or medium setting to prevent the bottom of the eggs from browning.
I can prepare other dishes while the eggs cook and quickly clean everything up
I also find that the eggs don't stick to the bottom of the pot, so I'm able to quickly clean the slow cooker after serving.
Most impressively, slow-cooker scrambled eggs are an easy option for cooking breakfast for multiple people. I like that I can let the eggs do their thing in the slow cooker for an hour while I prepare other breakfast items for friends and family.
This isn't my go-to method for making eggs when I'm eating alone, but it's very helpful for feeding several people at once without making a mess.
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