Why it Works: Handle with Care
Eggs, like meat, are made mostly of protein. Like towels, proteins can hold a lot of water. The more you heat eggs—or other high-protein foods—the more these proteins are wrung dry. With just a little heat, eggs turn out moist; with too much heat, the egg proteins are squeezed so tightly that they leave a puddle of liquid on your plate. The secret to moist scrambled eggs lies in gentle heat. By starting eggs cooking in liquid, you slowly raise their temperature without overheating. Pushing them off to the side of the pan when they are completed stops the cooking and saves your breakfast!