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Aug 7, 2011 11:53 AM

Good scrambled eggs?

I have a craving.

I like fluffy eggs with a touch of butter and NO visible egg white.

I don't like runny, custardy eggs. An example of this is the eggs at Bette's Oceanview diner. Even when you ask them to cook them beyond 'soft', they just don't come out right.

I'm not a fan of thin, flat scrambled eggs which often have the offending-to-me egg whites showing.

I'm open to mix-ins such as green onion or ... whatever sounds good, but not really looking for a skillet scramble. Just a touch of something is ok.

Long, long ago when Bradley Ogden was overseeing the kitchen at Campton Place, they had great scrambled eggs that were understated, superb simplicity.

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  1. I know you don't cook, but I do, and make it a point to not order anything in a restaurant that I can make myself, so when my pal Leo insisted on ordering scrambled egg and prawn at Yuet Lee I resisted. I was wrong. I can't achieve this perfection at home. Perhaps if you bring a guest,he could eat the prawns and you could eat the eggs. Really good, just prawns (shrimp really) a hint of green onion and perfectly scrambled eggs. Like a Penn and Teller trick, you can see how it's done, but you still can't do it.

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    1. re: little big al

      Sounds good ... I'll eat the prawns. I don't really have a kitchen right now and even if I did, my hit rate on making good scrambled eggs is about 1 in 30 times.

      1. re: rworange

        New Gold Medal also does a pretty good version of that shrimp and egg dish. Not a breakfast thing, but great with a bowl of rice.

        I like the scrambled eggs at La Note, but that's the soft-scrambled, French style that you don't like. Still, I've never found them to be runny or overly custardy.

        I bet Canteen would do a good straightforward plate of scrambled eggs.

        Personally, I think the key is A LOT of butter -- not just "a touch". And when we had good salted butter that we'd smuggled home from Paris...

        817 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

        La Note Restaurant Provencal
        2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

        New Gold Medal
        389 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    2. Cafe M in the Fourth St. complex does them the way you want. Try some with their corned-beef hash.

      Cafe M
      1799 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

      1. Bingo on breakfast at Campton Place back in the day. The hash was pretty good, too.

        Campton Place
        340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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          1. big joes makes the best scrambled eggs,chef jesus has been cooking there for the last 20+ years.he mixes the eggs in the milkshake blender,the air mixture from whipping them up,gives the eggs a nice texture,very light and fluffy.

            Big Joe's
            487 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066