How To Make Fluffy Scrambled Eggs With Lemon, Lime, & Orange Juice

Just when you thought you’ve cooked eggs every way possible, you find out that there’s another way. Lemon scrambled eggs have taken over the Internet recently and for good reason. Lemon makes scrambled eggs fluffier and enhances flavor. You might ask, how?

Lemon juice is an acid that gives eggs more structure and helps create air pockets when whisking them. This helps create light and fluffy scrambled eggs. In addition, the lemon is a little extra liquid that helps slow the cooking process. You could even add a few drops of lemon juice at the end or top with lemon zest for even more flavor.

A few other options are to make scrambled eggs with a touch of lime or orange juice for a slightly sweet taste.

Here are a few recipes to try next time you’re in the mood for scrambled eggs.

1. Scrambled Eggs With Lemon Juice

To make this lemony take on scrambled eggs, you’ll need four Chino Valley Ranchers pasture-raised eggs, one tablespoon butter, juice from ½ a lemon, salt, pepper, bread, and avocado.

Begin by whisking the eggs in a medium bowl and adding a pinch of salt and pepper. Then, add the lemon juice and whisk again. 

Heat a medium-sized non-stick pan and add the butter. Once it has melted and begun bubbling, lower the heat and pour in the eggs. Whisk the egg as it’s cooking for about three to four minutes, and remove from the pan just before they look ready.

Toast a slice of bread and top with mashed avocados. Add the scrambled eggs and season with salt and pepper.

2. Scrambled Eggs With Orange Juice

For this recipe, you’ll need five eggs, two tablespoons of orange juice, two tablespoons of milk, two tablespoons of sour cream, one tablespoon unsalted butter, one tablespoon chives, salt, and pepper. 

Whisk the eggs, milk, orange juice, sour cream, and chives for three minutes. Heat a medium-sized pan and melt the butter. Then, pour in the egg mixture and cook until ready. Enjoy with a slice of bread or grilled veggies.