January 30, 2011

Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Breakfast can either be my favorite meal or least favorite meal of the day. When it's the usual bowl of cold cereal with milk, plain oatmeal, or even 2 egg whites with dry toast I grow bored of the monotony. Throw a twist on the usual and then I look forward to preparing breakfast and eating it.

If you're going to wake up early and prepare something it better be worth your while. Eating breakfast is a great way to jump start your day and provide you with energy needed to carry on the day, that is of course, after a cup or two of coffee. Or a pot of coffee for some.

After making the Yukon Gold Potatoes with Clarified Butter for dinner I knew reheating them with my breakfast would be a hearty side instead of dry toast. Egg whites are a great source of protein and I do like them but I can't stand to eat them everyday. I'm not really a scrambled egg fan but on occasion scrambled eggs with cheese sound irresistible. While searching through, MyRecipes, I found a recipe for Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs. They sounded and looked incredibly creamy. I figured they would be a great change up for breakfast.

Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs surely did not disappoint. They were so smooth and creamy. Perfect with the Yukon Gold Potatoes with Clarified Butter and a side of applesauce. The addition of basil also added a very fresh taste and was a new twist on scrambled eggs I am looking forward to making again. This made for such a hearty breakfast.
MyRecipes.com and Southern Living, January 2005
Makes 4 to 6 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (optional)
And Action:

Whisk together first 4 ingredients.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the egg mixture and cook without stirring until the egg begins to set on the bottom. Sprinkle the cubed cream cheese over the egg mixture. Drawing a heat resistant spatula across the bottom of the skillet to form large curds.

Cook eggs until thickened but moist. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil before serving.

*Note: If you prefer a lighter version substitute 2 cups of egg substitute for the eggs and 3 ounces of light cream cheese instead of regular. Proceed as directed.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Adding cream cheese (or any kind of cheese) to my scrambled eggs is the only way I really like them. I love eggs but am not a huge fan of scrambled. But with cream cheese and fresh basil? Seconds please!!! (Especially with your yummy potatoes)!

Pretend Chef said...

Brenda - The cheesier the better. The texture of eggs sometimes is off putting to me. The addition of basil is incredible too! Don't get me started on those potatoes... OH SO YUMMY!

baking.serendipity said...

I get tired of plain old scrambled eggs on a regular basis too, but have seriously never thought to add cream cheese to the skillet! What a fantastic morning recipe :) Setting my alarm for a few minutes earlier to give it a shot tomorrow!

Brenda said...

Rochelle, just coming back to say you won the Culinary Smackdown Battle!!!! Go over to my website and then email me with your address. Congratulations! :o)

Lick My Spoon said...

These do look good. Can you believe I've never thought of adding cream cheese to my scrambled eggs? Perhaps I'll add the flavoured cream cheese- the one with garlic and chives.....mmmmmmm my mouth is watering!

Pretend Chef said...

Baking.Serendipty - I had never heard of adding cream cheese to the eggs as well. They were divine! If you try it let me know how you liked them!

Brenda - I am beyond excited! I am so giddy right now! Thank you!

Lick My Spoon - I like your idea a thousand times more. Even after making these I didn't think to add flavored cream cheeses. What a wonderful idea!

Lisa said...

Those eggs sound like they have a nice rich flavor, perfect for a breakfast to indulge in.

Pretend Chef said...

Lisa - You said it! I didn't grow tired of the texture while eating. That normally happens when I have eggs. These were such a nice twist.

Linda Smith said...

OK, the basil adds but I like scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese a whole lot more. Probably won't fix the cream cheese scrambled eggs again.

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