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Old 03-27-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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This thought just popped in my head and now I'm really curious about the answer.
Years ago I worked in a deli and a guy came in asking for an egg sandwich and specifically asked for his eggs to be soft-scrambled. I didn't know what he meant by soft but I made him the sandwich, rang him up, and he left, only to come back a minute later saying I got his order wrong. He again said he wanted "soft scrambled". Long story short, he left and never came back.
I never did find out, but what exactly does it mean to make eggs "soft scrambled" as opposed to just scrambled?

 
Old 03-27-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Guessing he meant loose. A bit on the runny side.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Hot pan, 10 seconds, dump them out.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I love soft-scrambled eggs. Almost every time I order them I get a blank stare. I like mine very runny - kind of like curds in a yolk whey. The soft lumps surrounded by creamy yolk just makes my day. I usually buy pasteurized eggs as I'm sure they aren't coming-up to a "safe" temperature when I cook them.

Soft-scrambled eggs are a "whole 'nother taste" - creamy, sweet and rich.
 
Old 03-27-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I have a cousin who likes his eggs the same way, but he calls it "lightly scrambled" when we eat breakfast in a restaurant. Maybe it's a regional thing....
 
Old 03-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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I have perfected what my kids call creamy pillowy soft eggs.

They are very soft moist and creamy but not runny.

The trick is 1 table spoon of evaporated milk or half and half per egg for the mixture. The eggs should be at room temp and dont add salt until they just start to firm.

Pour into med skillet start pulling into the middle as they firm on the bottom. Pull and push but dont flip until the very end. Then trick is turning off the skillet for the last minute and covering. Then pull off immediate before they hit the hard stage.

Its all kind of a pain in the arse for just scambled eggs but thats how I make mine soft cooked not runny.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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yep, they are on the runny side and to us, better than cooked hard, but our oldest daughter likes them hard. Everyone is different..
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:28 AM
 
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Barely cooked.

Sometimes it is difficult for me to go out to breakfast and order eggs. One time, I requested fried eggs cooked hard. Ugh. I sent them back twice, they were barely cooked, like flipper over on the grill for two seconds and on my plate. The white was still rummy.

So difficult to get properly cooked eggs...most places undercook eggs.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:35 AM
 
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Originally Posted by LIGuyandGal View Post
This thought just popped in my head and now I'm really curious about the answer.
Years ago I worked in a deli and a guy came in asking for an egg sandwich and specifically asked for his eggs to be soft-scrambled. I didn't know what he meant by soft but I made him the sandwich, rang him up, and he left, only to come back a minute later saying I got his order wrong. He again said he wanted "soft scrambled". Long story short, he left and never came back.
I never did find out, but what exactly does it mean to make eggs "soft scrambled" as opposed to just scrambled?
Scrambled eggs can be cooked "well done" so they are kinda bouncy and appear to be dry. They can also be cooked so they look "shiny" or a little on the moist side. The only difference between scrambling an egg and simply frying an egg is that one is "MESSED UP" or scrambled in the pan and one is merely flipped over. My friend always asks for Scrambled Eggs well done when we go out for breakfast.
So................next time you hear anyone ask for "Scrambled Soft" make sure the eggs are a tad on the shiny side and that they even might have a little watery look to them... not for me
 
Old 03-28-2013, 08:31 AM
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