Scrambled Eggs – The Best

These truly are THE BEST scrambled eggs, you will end up wanting them for breakfast everyday!

Scrambled Eggs – The Best

  • 6 large free-range eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon parmesan (grated or shaven)
  • 3 tablespoons ice-cold butter (cubed)
  • 2-3 slices of rustic bread
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (kosher)
  • Garnish with green onion or chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Break the eggs into a cold, heavy-based skillet, add the butter, and place onto the stove medium heat. Add water and pepper to taste. Using a spatula, stir the eggs frequently to combine the yolks with the whites.
  2. As the mixture begins to set. The eggs will take about 4-5 minutes to scramble – eggs should still be soft and quite lumpy. Don’t let them get too hot – cool the temperature by moving the pan off of the heat for a minute, stir, then back on the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the bread.
  4. Add the parmesan cheese and salt to season the eggs at the last minute, then add the snipped chives.
  5. To serve put the toast on warm plates, pile the softly cooked eggs on top. Serve hot!
Breakfast, Main Dish

Cheesy Polenta

Polenta is a Northern Italian dish. The main ingredient is corn meal. It doesn’t matter if it is fine or course.  Before American corn was brought over to Europe, they used Barley.

A great read is found at How to Make Polenta – The real rules

At Chefsville, there are times we want to introduce people to new concepts using basic cooking techniques. This is one of those recipes because polenta is a great platform and offers the cook a great opportunity for creative variations.

This simple recipe has been done by thousands of kids in the DFW area, and almost everyone loved it. This is also a great recipe if kids have texture acceptance problems. By focusing on the taste we have found that kids begin to become familiar and less sensitive to the texture.

Polenta can be put into a mold (circular or rectangular) and then cooled. Once cooled, cut into your favorite shapes. Then pan fry using a non-stick skillet and some olive oil until polenta pieces are brown. Turn over and cook the other side until brown.

Top with your favorite tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Be creative. Polenta, either soft or fried or baked (400 degree F – 30 minutes) will be a delight. Top with your favorite stew or sloppy joe or sweet-n-sour meatballs or baked vegetables. I’m getting hungry. This warm and comforting dish will become one of your family favorites.

Cheesy Polenta

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (plus extra for seasoning)
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal or polenta
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk (at room temperature)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, 1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or chives or thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large, heavy pot.
  2. Add the salt. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, 12 to 17 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Add the cheese, milk, butter, and parsley.
  6. Stir until the butter and cheese have melted.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Transfer the polenta to a bowl and serve.

Tools Necessary-

  • Medium sized pot
  • Measuring Cups
  • Serving Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon or spatula
  • Whisk
Main Dish, Side
Italian, Vegetarian

Eggless Pasta Dough

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Eggless Pasta Dough

One of the great questions if you are a huge pasta fan is:
Egg or eggless?

Well to be honest, in Italy, the recipe for pasta changes from town to town. Adding eggs was made by more “well to do” people. It does add a slight richness to the dish, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with eggless pasta.

Basically in Italy, they use a different type of flour than we do here in America. They use “semolina” which is a dry duram wheat – very hard flour. Semolina because it basically is a whole grain product has nutritional value. Contrast to that, in America, all-purpose flour is used that doesn’t have any nutritional value.

  • 2 1/2 cups semolina flour (or 1¼ cup semolina and 1¼ cup regular all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water (have another 1/2 cup ready in case dough is dry)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until a ball of dough is formed.
  2. Allow dough to rest for about 30 minutes to an hour. This will allow the wet ingredients to moisten the dry flour(s).
  3. Roll out dough and send through pasta machine according to desired thickness.
  4. Adjust attachments to which desired pasta: fettuccine, or any long strand shaped pasta. Or make your own shapes. There are over 650 different shapes and sizes of pasta. Find your favorites.

Equipment Necessary-

Measuring cups and spoons
Dough scarper (optional)
Chef’s knife
Cutting board
Sheet tray
Plastic wrap
Pasta maker or rolling pin
Adult Supervision

Appetizer, Main Dish, Poultry and Eggs
American, Italian