Scrambled eggs recipes: how to make the perfect breakfast!

Scrambled eggs are one of the most popular and easiest-to-prepare dishes in Hungary. It basically comes in the form of scrambled eggs or omelettes, but there are many variations depending on the ingredients and spices added. Scrambled eggs are quick and inexpensive to prepare, which means that at any time of day, they can be an ideal choice for a hearty breakfast or a simple dinner.

This dish is very flexible; you can add almost any vegetable, meat or cheese to it, so it will give you a new taste experience every time. Traditional Hungarian scrambled eggs are often made with peppers, tomatoes, onions and bacon, but the preferred ingredients may vary from region to region. When making scrambled eggs, special attention should be paid to the consistency of the eggs, as this will greatly determine the quality of the final result.

In Hungary, scrambled eggs often appear on the menus of restaurants, where they are accompanied by specialities and local flavors, showing the diversity of Hungarian cuisine. All in all, the simplicity of scrambled eggs is their greatness and a perfect example of how Hungarian cuisine can be practical in everyday life.

Of course, scrambled eggs are also on the Onios brunch menu.

Scrambled eggs recipes: How to make the perfect breakfast!

Selection of raw materials

Choosing high-quality ingredients is essential for scrambled eggs. From eggs to vegetables, every ingredient has a significant impact on the taste and quality of the dish.


Fresh eggs form the basis of the scrambled eggs. For the ideal scrambled egg, use deep, richly-yolked eggs, which guarantee a juicy and rich flavor. To help you make the right choice, here’s a table to help you make the right choice:

Egg typeFeatures
Kept freeDarker yellow, tastier
BioRaised on natural feed, stronger flavor
Rich in Omega-3Nutrient-rich, healthier option

Important: Use eggs that have been preheated to room temperature for better baking results.

Milk and milk products

To make the scrambled eggs creamy and silky, you can add milk or cream. You can also use sour cream, which gives the dish a special texture and flavor.

The following dairy products are recommended:

  • Butter: gives a rich, caramel taste
  • Milk: for a softer and creamier texture
  • Cream: thick, for a rich consistency
  • Sour cream: creates a tasty, sour character

Vegetables and toppings

Fresh vegetables and toppings enrich the scrambled eggs. Onions and mushrooms are essential ingredients in Hungarian cuisine, adding depth to the flavors. Tomatoes add freshness, while cheese adds a salty, creamy note. A well-chosen mix of ingredients is shown below:

  • Vegetables: tomatoes, mushrooms, onions
  • toppings: sausage, cheese
  • Seasoning: salt and pepper are essential, or other seasonings such as paprika or parsley can be used to taste

Pay attention to both the freshness of the vegetables and the quality of the toppings. The flavor of the scrambled eggs can be fine-tuned by using different spices, such as pepper or thyme, to make the dish unique.


The scrambled eggs are based on well-beaten eggs, enriched with spices such as salt and pepper, and enriched with milk or cream. The eggs are prepared with care, using a whisk to ensure that the whites and yolks are perfectly combined. The process of whisking is not just about mixing the eggs; it is also about achieving an airy, frothy consistency.

Egg beating

  • Eggs: 4-5 eggs are recommended as a starter.
  • Seasoning: salt and pepper to taste.
  • Liquid ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons of milk or cream is sufficient for a small portion.
  • Protein: The whites of all eggs must be thoroughly beaten to incorporate the air.
  • The use of a whisk is recommended to achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.
  1. In a deep bowl, beat the eggs.
  2. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Stir in liquid ingredients; pour in milk or cream.
  4. Start beating the eggs with a whisk. Work the mixture gently but firmly, taking care to ensure homogeneity.

The baking process

When preparing scrambled eggs, it is essential to use the right utensils, to use the right fats, to choose the cooking technique, and to respect any traditional or modern techniques.

The right tools

To cook scrambled eggs, it is essential to choose a suitable pan that controls the temperature well and allows the food to cook evenly. In addition, it is recommended to use a flat wooden spoon for constant stirring, which helps to maintain the homogeneity of the consistency.

Use of fats

When frying scrambled eggs, the type of fat is an important consideration. In addition to the choice of butter or oil, you should also pay attention to the temperature; these will change the taste and texture of the dish. Butter can burn at lower temperatures, while oil can withstand higher temperatures.

The baking technique

The technique of cooking scrambled eggs is critical to the final texture and flavor. Constant stirring is necessary to ensure that the food does not get soggy. If scrambled eggs are cooked at high temperatures for short periods of time, they will be firmer, whereas at low temperatures for longer periods of time, they will be softer.

Traditional and modern techniques

While the traditional method is dominated by the frying pan and gas or electric hob, modern techniques may involve the microwave. Although microwave cooking is controversial, some people argue that it can be a convenient solution for scrambled eggs around bread, for example.

Scrambled egg variations

Scrambled eggs can be made in various ways, so everyone can find something to their taste. In addition to the traditional basic recipe, there are many local flavors and ingredients to add variety. Below is a brief overview of three specific types of scrambled eggs.

Scrambled eggs with onions

A simple but tasty version that originated in the Philippines. The maker can choose to fry the onions first and then add the eggs, or bake them with the egg mixture.

Norwegian scrambled eggs

The Norwegian version is a sophisticated version, often containing smoked salmon or other seafood. It can be served with fresh vegetables and special sauces.

English scrambled eggs

The English version is substantial and filling, often including fried bacon, sausage and grilled tomatoes. Perfect for a hearty breakfast.

Serving and accessories

Scrambled eggs are a popular breakfast dish in Hungarian cuisine, which is simple to prepare, but the presentation and the accessories allow for many variations.

Serving tips

The right temperature is important when serving scrambled eggs, so it is recommended to serve them fresh and warm. To serve, you can use heated plates to help maintain the temperature of the food. In the case of omelettes, serve with a nice, even fold, while the fried eggs can be served with salt and pepper, taking care not to damage the yolk.

  • Serving options:
    • Served straight from the oven to the plate
    • In bite-sized pieces, placed on bread or toast
    • Seasoned: garnished with parsley, chives
    • In a heatproof bowl, placed directly on the table

Complementary food and drinks

Scrambled eggs can be enhanced with various additions, depending on the flavor you want to achieve. Bread or toast are everyday choices that help absorb excess moisture from the egg. At breakfast, it’s a good idea to serve with fresh vegetables, tasty cheeses or sausages.

The best drinks that fit:

  • Water: flavored with Simplán or lemon
  • Fresh juice: drinking it with meals helps keep your mouth fresh
  • Teas, coffees: taking care not to overpower the flavor of scrambled eggs
Additional foodSelection of drinks
Fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers)Water (still/lemon)
Sliced cheese, hamFruit juice (orange, apple)
Cooked sausage, baconTeas (green tea, chamomile)
Pancakes with honey and jamCoffee (espresso, latte)