We Tried Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Recipe—Here’s What We Thought

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023

Forget everything you know about scrambled eggs. Gordon's Ramsay's method is the only one you'll need from now on.

Anytime Gordon Ramsay tells us to do something, our typical response has always been, “Yes, Chef!” (It’s how we learned these five cooking lessons from Gordon Ramsay.)

However, we had to pause when we stumbled upon the official Gordon Ramsay scrambled eggs recipe. How different could his method and results really be? Could they really be worth the effort and hype (like Gordon’s favorite fast food item)?

Well, throw out everything you think you know about making scrambled eggs because not only does his version allegedly put even Ina Garten’s scrambled egg recipe to shame, it’s actually easier and more forgiving too.

How Are Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Different?

Chef Ramsay’s recipe differs from other scrambled egg recipes in a few key ways. First, according to Gordon, the right type of whisk to use for eggs is no whisk at all. In his recipe, the eggs are not whisked prior to adding them to the skillet. Instead, they are cracked whole into a cold pan with butter and folded together using a rubber spatula only once they are placed over the heat.

Another key difference? Just like on his hit cooking show, Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon isn’t afraid to turn up the heat. Unlike other scrambled egg recipes that call for cooking the eggs over low to medium-low heat, Gordon’s eggs are cooked in alternating intervals on and off a burner set to high heat and stirred constantly.

This method (combined with a tiny dollop of creme fraiche) is said to help prevent the eggs from overcooking and give them an ethereal texture that is both creamy and fluffy.

Let’s see if that’s the case as we put his recipe to the test.

Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Gordon Ramsay Scrambled Eggs ingredientsLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home


  • 6 cold eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon crème fraîche, optional
  • Chives, for garnish


Step 1: Combine eggs and butter

Gordon Ramsay Scrambled Eggs in a panLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

Combine the eggs and butter in a deep saucepan or skillet (try with one of our Test Kitchen’s favorite butter brands).

Editor’s Note: Gordon recommends following a two-to-one egg-to-butter ratio for smaller batches.

Step 2: Heat on, heat off

Place the pan over high heat and then begin to stir continuously with a rubber or silicone spatula, scraping the bottom of the pan as you work. After 30 seconds, remove the pan from the heat and stir for 10 seconds. Return the pan to the burner and repeat this process three to four times; about three minutes total.

Step 3: Add herbs and creme fraiche

Gordon Ramsay Scrambled Eggs in a panLauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

During the final stir, season the eggs with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in the creme fraiche and chives.

Step 4: Serve and devour

Plate the eggs and garnish with additional chopped chives. Serve warm with your favorite toast. Enjoy!

Here’s What I Thought

If you think all scrambled egg recipes are created equal, these will change your mind with just one bite. Chef Ramsay’s scrambled egg recipe proves that technique matters in even the most basic recipes. His method of slowly cooking the eggs over intervals of high heat gave the eggs a supremely fluffy texture, and the butter combined with the dollop of creme fraiche gave them the perfect amount of indulgent creaminess. This will, hands down, be my new go-to method for preparing fluffy scrambled eggs.

Tips for Making Scrambled Eggs Like a Pro

Gordon Ramsay Scrambled Eggs Lauren Habermehl for Taste of Home

Are you a newbie to cooking scrambled eggs? Here are our best tips for getting Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled egg recipe right every time. Once you’ve mastered the art of scrambling, learn how to fry an egg the right way.

  • When you salt your eggs matters. Salt causes a chemical reaction to occur with the egg’s proteins. To achieve the same texture as Gordon Ramsay, you’ll want to salt your eggs only during the final minute of cooking. Conversely, other scrambled egg recipes will suggest salting eggs before they are cooked and yield slightly different results.
  • A cold pan and eggs are key. Opt for a cold pan and eggs straight from the fridge. Starting cold allows both the pan and eggs to heat more slowly, which helps ensure the eggs do not cook too quickly or unevenly.
  • Don’t skip the fat. A bit of butter prevents your eggs from sticking to the pan and enriches the eggs with fat to make them melt-in-your-mouth tender.
  • Don’t walk away. Keep an eye on your eggs for the final round of cooking, particularly if you prefer a softer scramble. The amount of time it takes for scrambled eggs to go from perfect to overcooked is literally seconds so be sure to remove the eggs from the hot pan the moment they reach your desired level of doneness.