Oct 10, 2017

Buttery with a Kick - Softly Scrambled Eggs with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Getting back to work after the break can be tedious, especially when teammates are not cooperating well, guess they are tired as well. To be honest, that's the best excuse I can come up with for my working partners.

Well, what can I do to make myself feel a little bit better after a stressful morning? Food can never disappoint, especially something velvety and buttery. Bring it on softly scrambled eggs, I seek comfort in you.

Buttery scrambled eggs with caramelized balsamic onions - 


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small/medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon water or heavy whipping cream
  • Some mixed baby salad greens
  • Some salt
  • Some freshly ground black pepper


Peel and slice the onion.

Prepare a pan, drizzle some olive oil along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper. Bring to medium heat then add in the onion slices. Give it a quick stir and cook till the onion turns from translucent till slightly burnt on the edges. It can take a while, mine took about 15 minutes. Cook longer for "softer" texture onions.

When the onion is about ready, pour in balsamic vinegar. Mix and continue to cook the onion. Wait till the balsamic vinegar has been reduced or evaporated a bit. Scoop out the onion and set aside for later use.

Beat the eggs together with some drinkable water or heavy whipping cream and a small pinch of salt.

Use another pan, add in unsalted butter and turn to medium/medium low heat. Once the butter melts, pour in the egg mixture and keep gently stirring it so the eggs can cook evenly. Keep moving the egg mixture by "softly scrambling" it also prevents brown spots from forming.

Unlike the onions, the eggs cooked fairly quickly. Also keep in mind that the eggs continue to cook even after being removed from heat. So it's better to transfer the eggs to a serving plate while it still looks slightly undercooked. The texture will be perfect when ready to serve. 

Transfer caramelized balsamic onions over the eggs right before serving. Garnish with some baby salad greens.

The buttery egg pairs well with slightly bitter note salad greens. Not mentioning that sourish kick from the onions which completely opened up my appetite, and it definitely helped releasing some that stress from the morning. 

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