Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

It's my not-so-secret, but rather guilty, pleasure. I'm sure everyone has one. Lovely Molly sometimes eats Cool Ranch Doritos. Perhaps the brilliant Alice Waters likes to drink Champagne and eat homemade heirloom potato chips before 9:00 a.m. I don't know. But I do know what mine is.

It's Kraft Deli-Deluxe American Cheese. 

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese - for One


2 free-range large eggs (for most people - I make one egg for myself)
1 slice Kraft Deli-Deluxe Cheese
A hazelnut size lump of unsalted butter
A little black pepper if you like


Wash the eggs, dry them, and crack them into a small bowl. Beat with a fork until they are well blended. 
Heat an 8-inch frying pan - stainless steel or non-stick - and melt the little lump of butter in it. (I only use a non-stick pan for two things - these scrambled eggs and manicotti crepes.)

When the butter is foaming, add the eggs and cheese, turn the heat down low, and start stirring. I use a wooden fork I got at Bridge Kitchenware a million years ago when Fred Bridge was still alive. Stir until the eggs are set the way you like them - I like mine creamy. Remember, that when you turn off the heat, the eggs will still cook a little, and the cheese will continue to melt, so don't overcook them. Sprinkle with freshly grated black pepper if you like. There is enough salt in the cheese that I don't think you will need to add more.

Eat with a piece of buttered toast or, even better, on top of one.

Now, I am not going to tell you that these are the best scrambled eggs in the word, which are probably made by Jacques Pepin, but they are good.


  1. I LOVE your guilty pleasure. I used to make cheese toast every day when I came home from school. I don't buy the cheese food product anymore, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at it if someone lovingly made me cheese toast!

  2. I was raised on American Kraft Cheese laid on bread and melted under the heat of the broiler in the oven as a kid. And, I love it.

    However, if I fixed that for my kids they would today they would ask, " what else is there to eat?" They are Colby jack followers.

  3. This looks really good!

    Thanks for posting it and I look forward to making it later this week for me and my hubby!

    Grandma Kat


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